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Beggs highlights the need for pre-action legal protocol to minimise car insurance costs

East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed an indication from the Justice Minister that he will implement a pre-action protocol to improve the efficiency of the legal system with regard to personal injury claims and which have been driving up the cost of car insurance in Northern Ireland. The Ulster Unionist MLA was speaking following reports by the Assembly public accounts committee and the Office of Fair trading. Mr Beggs said; “It is clear that urgent action is required to regulate personal injury legal procedures and costs. All drivers bear the excessive legal costs in their annual insurance premiums. Some car owners are so adversely affected by the higher cost that they can no longer afford insurance or to keep a car legally on the road. As a parent of 3 younger drivers, I know only too well the prohibitive cost of insurance.” “I welcome the indication by the Minister … Continue reading

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