The Impact of COVID-19 on Statutory Limitation Periods and PIAB AssessmentsApril 2020
Restrictions in public movement introduced by the Irish Government in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in a significant disruption to the claims environment. Calls have been made to suspend statutes of limitations, but to date no plans have been announced to introduce same.
In this article, Martin Browne and Sean O’Halloran review the current laws in relation to statutes of limitations, the matters that likely arise as a result of the ongoing lockdown, and the particular considerations that apply in relation to personal injuries litigation owing to the operation of PIAB.
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