Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003

Proceedings to be authorised if assessment not accepted.

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32.—(1) In a case either—

( a) to which section 31(1) applies, or

( b) in which the claimant or a respondent states in writing, in response to the notice under section 30 , within the period specified in it, that he or she does not accept the assessment,

it shall be the duty of the Board, as soon as may be after the expiry of that period, to issue to the claimant a document that contains the statement and operates to have the effect mentioned in subsection (3) .

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

(3) 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 and such an authorisation shall be in addition to any authorisation issued under section 14 to the claimant.