An increase in the monetary jurisdiction of the civil courts took effect on the 3rd of February 2014. The changes are provided for in Section 2(1) and Part 3 of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013:-

  • the jurisdiction of the District Court in civil proceedings will be limited to €15,000
  • the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court in civil proceedings (other than personal injury claims) will be limited to €75,000
  • the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court for personal injury actions as defined in Section 2 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 will be limited to €60,000.

There has also been an increase in solatium, the amount of damages which can be awarded for mental stress to the dependents of a deceased person in wrongful death cases, from €25,394.76 to €35,000.

 

 

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