Judicial Council Act 2019

Amendment of section 22 of Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004

99. Section 22 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 is amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) The court shall, in assessing damages in a personal injuries action—

(a) have regard to the personal injuries guidelines (within the meaning of section 2 of the Judicial Council Act 2019), and

(b) where it departs from those guidelines, state the reasons for such departure in giving its decision.”,

(b) in subsection (2), by the substitution of “other than those personal injuries guidelines” for “other than the Book of Quantum”, and

(c) by the deletion of subsection (3).