Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003

Authorisation to bring proceedings where assessment not approved.


36.—(1) If the court does not approve an assessment the subject of an application to it under section 35, then it shall be the duty of the Board, as soon as may be after the court refuses to approve the assessment, to issue to the claimant concerned 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 against the respondent or respondents who accepted, or, in accordance with this Part, is or are deemed to have accepted, the assessment concerned and such an authorisation shall be in addition to any authorisation issued under another provision of the Act to the claimant.