Apil forms united Irish specialist group

LAWYERS from both sides of the Irish border have joined forces to form a new personal injury group.

It is to be created under the auspices of the UK-based Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, which has an international membership.

The new Irish Group, made up of lawyers from Northern Ireland and the Republic, will operate as one of Apil's specialist groups.

It will be jointly co-ordinated by Gerard Daly, of Belfast-based Francis Hanna & Company, and Frank O'Donnell of Dublin's Bell, Brannigan, O'Donnell & O'Brian.

A meeting is planned for May and the group is already making arrangements for a Special Damages training course to be held in Northern Ireland in September.