Northern Ireland: Adding insult to injury
A new personal injuries assessment board is set to take administration of PI claims away from the lawyers, writes Paul Tweed
Northern Irish lawyers are eagerly watching the outcome of a government announcement in the Republic of Ireland that a new Personal Injuries Assessment Board is to be established on a statutory basis as a means, in the first instance, of settling personal injury claims arising out of accidents at work. The move is the start of a trend towards taking the administration of claims out of the hands of lawyers.
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