Another common pitfall with cross border litigation is that personal injury claims in the Republic of Ireland become statute barred if they are not issued within two years, as opposed to the three-year limitation in Northern Ireland. It is, therefore, important if you have a case of this nature to act quickly.
By building a working relationship with our cross-border firm you can rest assured that your cases will be dealt with by solicitors with a high level of expertise and knowledge in navigating the claims process in the Republic of Ireland.
Another pitfall that Northern Ireland based solicitors may not be aware of is that personal injury proceedings must be issued within two years of the accident date, as opposed to the three-year limitation allowed in Northern Ireland. The PIAB process can delay this as time is stopped when the claim enters PIAB. Nonetheless, it is vitally important for solicitors to be wary of these jurisdictional distinctions.
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