The JSB Green Book – guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases in Northern Ireland

The Judicial Studies Board for Northern Ireland has published the fifth Edition of the ‘Green Book’ following the recommendations of a Committee chaired by Lord Justice Stephens.  Access to the online version of the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury cases is available here.

The latest edition of the Guidelines provides an increase in the figures for most injuries by around 20%. Although this is certainly a significant one-off step change, it is the inevitable result of uprating the figures in the previous edition, published in 2013, to take account of inflation since then.

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