Personal injury law



Two 'constitutionally permissible' models for personal injuries payment cap

The Law Reform Commission has identified two "constitutionally permissible" models for capping personal injuries pay-outs in Ireland.

Published 30 September 2020

High Court: Swine flu interrogatories order denied

The High Court has denied an application for an order pursuant to Ord 31 r 1 RSC granting leave to deliver interrogatories in a swine flu vaccine personal injuries case.

Published 31 August 2020

Kennedys urges government to reassess personal injury discount rate

Kennedys has urged the government to establish an independent panel to advise on the personal injury discount rate based on what people actually do with their compensation.

Published 27 August 2020

Kildare solicitor Liam Moloney appointed to European COVID-19 litigation group

Kildare solicitor Liam Moloney has been appointed as co-chair of the new COVID-19 litigation group within the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).

Published 20 August 2020

Bar backs Scottish approach to personal injury discount rate

The Bar Council of Northern Ireland has recommended following the Scottish framework on personal injury discount rate.

Published 19 August 2020

Kennedys backs English approach to personal injury discount rate

Law firm Kennedys has urged the Northern Ireland Executive to change the way the personal injury discount rate is calculated to reflect what injured people do with their compensation in real life.

Published 14 August 2020

Court of Appeal: More regard should be had to Book of Quantum

The Court of Appeal has allowed a personal injuries appeal, and greatly reduced an award of damages for personal injuries. The court said that more regard should be had to the Book of Quantum.

Published 13 August 2020

Court of Appeal: High Court order striking out personal injury claim set aside

The Court of Appeal has set aside the order of Mr Justice Max Barrett striking out personal injuries proceedings on the grounds of inordinate and inexcusable delay.

Published 5 August 2020

Flor McCarthy: Campaign for statements of truth in personal injury and medical negligence claims continues

Flor McCarthy, managing partner at McCarthy + Co Solicitors, explains that statements of truth have been introduced but will not yet be immediately available for use in personal injury and medical negligence claims.

Published 5 August 2020

Liam Moloney re-elected to governing board of American Association for Justice

Personal injury lawyer Liam Moloney has been re-elected to the board of governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for a further three-year term.

Published 30 July 2020

Personal injury lawyer to sue SME group for defamation

A Limerick solicitor has launched defamation proceedings against the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) over its comments about a personal injury case, according to reports.

Published 21 July 2020

Personal injury cases resume at High Court

Personal injury cases have restarted at the High Court following a four-month absence as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 15 July 2020

Lawyers urged to consider settling 320 personal injury cases 'in limbo'

Lawyers have been urged by Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the new president of the High Court, to consider settling 320 personal injury cases which have been left "in limbo" since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 26 June 2020

'Myth' that personal injury claimants are disadvantaged by discount rate

It is a "myth" that claimants in Northern Ireland are being disadvantaged by the current personal injury discount rate, the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) has said.

Published 23 June 2020

Department of Justice taking 'wholly unfair' approach to personal injury discount rate

Northern Ireland's Department of Justice is taking a "wholly unfair" approach to the personal injury discount rate, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has said.

Published 22 June 2020