Personal injury law
The Law Reform Commission has identified two "constitutionally permissible" models for capping personal injuries pay-outs in Ireland.
Published 30 September 2020
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 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 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
The Bar Council of Northern Ireland has recommended following the Scottish framework on personal injury discount rate.
Published 19 August 2020
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
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
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
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
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 have restarted at the High Court following a four-month absence as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 15 July 2020
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
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
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