Damages (Return on Investment) Bill
Legislation has been passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly which changes how the personal injury discount rate is set in Northern Ireland. The Damages (Return on Investment) Bill, introduced by justice minister Naomi Long, moves Northern Ireland away from Wells v Wells. Instead, the Department of Justice has adopted a framework similar to the one used in Scotland to set the discount rate.
Read APIL's briefing on the Bill here.
Read APIL's written evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly's Committee for Justice here.
Read the transcript of APIL Executive Committee Member Oonagh McClure's oral evidence session with the Northern Ireland Assembly's Committee for Justice here.