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You are Presumed to Know the Law

In Ireland, changes to legislation usually take place by the passing of amending legislation in the Oireachtas.

In the Chronological Tables it is possible to check whether any change has been effected to any particular Act of the Oireachtas, conditional on this: neither the Act nor the amending Act must postdate 2004. if it does, you can only find out about changes if you search the Acts for the intervening years.

This applies to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003. It is an article of faith of the Government and the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB), that injured claimants under the Act of 2003 do not need lawyers to advise them.

Without a lawyer, how is a claimant to know of the amendment of the Act of 2003 effected this month by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) Act 2007?