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CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE UPDATE:  PROTOCOL FOR CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LITIGATION

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE UPDATE: PROTOCOL FOR CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LITIGATION

The new protocol comes into effect in Northern Ireland on 1 October 2021. It will cover all ongoing and future matters falling within the remit of the ...

Leave granted to Judicially Review the decision not to introduce an interim Personal Injury Discount Rate in Northern Ireland

Leave granted to Judicially Review the decision not to introduce an interim Personal Injury Discount Rate in Northern Ireland

On 16th December 2020, Mr Justice McAlinden granted an applicant leave to Judicially Review the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision not to introduc ...

Personal Injury Discount Rate Masterclass Event

Personal Injury Discount Rate Masterclass Event

DAC Beachcroft (N.Ireland) LLP were delighted to once again support the  Insurance Institute Northern Ireland Masterclass series with a panel discussi ...

Is breach of a statutory duty evidence of negligence?

Is breach of a statutory duty evidence of negligence?

The implementation of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, s.69, prevents Claimants from pursuing personal injury claims based solely on a b ...

Limitation in Scottish Abuse Claim Considered by the High Court

Limitation in Scottish Abuse Claim Considered by the High Court

The effect of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017, and whether a claim for historic abuse in Scotland should be allowed to proceed in ...

Covid-19 - The Lord Chief Justice Issues Updated Guidance for all Courts in Northern Ireland

Covid-19 - The Lord Chief Justice Issues Updated Guidance for all Courts in Northern Ireland

The Lord Chief Justice has now issued updated guidance for all courts in Northern Ireland. This article outlines the most important aspects of the gui ...

Scottish Court awards substantial damages in historic abuse case

Scottish Court awards substantial damages in historic abuse case

A Scottish court has made an award of damages in excess of £300,000 to a man who developed a “life-long psychiatric injury” after being physically and ...

Covid-19 - The Most Recent Court Directions in Northern Ireland

Covid-19 - The Most Recent Court Directions in Northern Ireland

The presiding members of the judiciary met with the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland on 18th March 2020. Presently, a full package of directions ...