Minister Fitzgerald publishes heads of bill to provide for Periodic Payment Orders

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has published the heads and general scheme of the Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill. The bill will introduce a new model of Periodic Payment Order whereby a Court could decide that catastrophically injured people can receive the cost of future care in the form of index-linked annual payments instead of a lump sum award which is what people must rely on under the present system.

A full press release is available to view here

The General Scheme of the Civil Liability (Amendment Bill 2015) is available to view here