Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003

Procedures on foot of notification under section 13 .

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14.—(1) If a respondent—

( a) states in writing, in response to F7 [ a notice served under section 13 (1)(b) ] , within the period specified in it, that he or she does consent to an assessment being made under section 20 of the claimant's relevant claim, or

( b) fails to state in writing, in response to that notice, within the period specified in it, whether or not he or she does so consent,

then the Board shall, subject to sections 17 and 18, arrange for an assessment to be made under section 20 of that claim.

(2) If a respondent states in writing, in response to F7 [ a notice served under section 13 (1)(b) ] , within the period specified in it, that he or she does not consent to an assessment being made under section 20 of the claimant's relevant claim, it shall be the duty of the Board, as soon as may be after that statement is received by it, to issue to the claimant a document that contains the statement and operates to have the effect mentioned in subsection (4).

(3) Such a document is referred to in this Act as an “authorisation”.

(4) An authorisation under this section shall state that the claimant is authorised to, and operate to authorise the claimant to, bring proceedings in respect of his or her relevant claim.