Personal Injury

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New personal injury guidelines providing for significantly reduced payouts in most cases came into effect on Saturday. The guidelines, approved by the Judicial Council last month, were brought into force through legislation which commenced on Saturday 24 April.

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New personal injury guidelines coming into effect tomorrow will give insurers too much of an advantage over claimants, the Law Society of Ireland has said. "The pendulum has swung too far in favour of the insurance industry," Law Society president James Cahill said today as he called for the balance

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Compensation claims by gardaí for injuries sustained in the line of duty will be brought within the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) process under new legislation. Gardaí currently have to apply for authorisation from the Department of Justice to seek compensation in the High

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New personal injury guidelines providing for reduced payouts in most cases will come into effect next week. Justice Minister Helen McEntee today confirmed that the personal injury guidelines drawn up and agreed by the Judicial Council will apply from Saturday 24 April.

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The personal injury discount rate will be dramatically lowered from 2.5 per cent to -1.75 per cent, Justice Minister Naomi Long has announced. The rate will be changed from 31 May through secondary legislation owing to delays in steering the Damages (Return on Investment) Bill through Stormont.

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Plans to bring more cases within the ambit of an enhanced Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) have gone out for consultation. As part of its strategy to bring down insurance costs, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) is seeking observations from the public and interested

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Legislative amendments to bring the Judicial Council's new personal injuries guidelines into effect have been agreed by ministers. Justice Minister Helen McEntee yesterday secured approval from his colleagues to make the necessary amendments to the Judicial Council Act 2019 and the Personal Injuries

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Plans to change the way damages are calculated in Northern Ireland could leave people with life-changing injuries under-compensated and relying on the state, personal injury lawyers have warned. The Northern Ireland Assembly is now debating the Damages (Return on Investment) Bill, which follows a pu

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New personal injury guidelines which will lead to significantly reduced payouts in most cases have been approved by the Judicial Council. The guidelines were drawn up by the personal injuries guidelines committee, chaired by Ms Justice Mary Irvine, and approved by the Judicial Council on Saturday at

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