Lower Courts will be able to award more compensation – legal news from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

Mar 21, 2013

With the publication today of the Courts Bill 2013, the Circuit and District Courts will have the amounts they can give injured victims of accidents increased !

As regards the jurisdiction limits of the courts, the Bill proposes to change the monetary limits on the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court and District Court in civil proceedings to €75,000 and €15,000 respectively. However, in personal injury actions, the revised monetary jurisdiction limit of the Circuit Court will be €60,000.

It should be noted that the current monetary jurisdiction limits for civil matters in the Circuit Court stands at €38,092 and for the District Court at €6,384. The limits have remained unchanged since the coming into force of the Courts Act 1991.

In a news statement, the Justice Minister stated “It is almost 22 years since change was affected to the monetary jurisdiction of our courts. This is far too long. I believe it is in the public interest that jurisdictional issues be revisited more frequently and I am considering what steps might be taken in the context of this Bill to ensure this occurs in the future.”

– injury claim and compensation news from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

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