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Judicial Award Made to Relatives in Fatal Claim

04 October 2017

An opinion was issued by the Court of Session on 3 October 2017 in the case of George Manson & Others .v. Henry Robb Limited [2017] CSOH126 in relation to the assessment of damages for claims in terms of section 4(3)(b) of the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011.

New legislation in force today set to increase volume of Childhood Abuse Claims in Scotland

04 October 2017

The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 (“the 2017 Act”) comes into force today, 4 October 2017. The effect of the legislation is to remove the statutory limitation defence from all claims for damages arising out of abuse suffered in childhood. The Act removes the usual three year limitation period for claims by anyone who was under the age of 18 when the abuse took place. Instead, such claims will be capable of being brought at any time.

Everyone loves (forum) shopping, right?

26 June 2017

The case of Louisa Docherty & Others v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills & Another, which we previously commented upon, returned to Court in late March 2017.

Do two houses make a home?

26 June 2017

In Lamarieo Manna v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, [2017] EWCA Civ 12 (‘Manna’) the Court of Appeal recently considered the question of when two houses make a home in the context of a Roberts v Johnstone, 1998 (‘R v J’) calculation.

Is pain real?

21 June 2017

The interface between pain and psychiatric conditions was recently considered by the Outer House of the Court of Session in Santhong Phensrisai v Anong Yutikan, [2017] CSOH 48.

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