No appeal in discount rate decision

Just a few days ago, the routes to appeal in relation to the discount rate for future pecuniary losses in personal injury cases were exhausted with the court’s refusal to entertain a hearing on the issue.

This development is not, however, in the context of the Association of British Insurer’s recent challenge to the Lord Chancellor’s plans for the statutory discount rate in the UK but rather it arose from the decision of the Supreme Court of Ireland to refuse the compensator’s application for leave to appeal in Gill Russell v HSE.

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