07 June 2019
It has been announced that Part 1 of the Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Act 2019 will come into force on 1 July 2019. This will trigger a 90 day period during which the UK Government Actuary’s Department must review and report to the Scottish Ministers on the new Discount Rate for Scotland. Accordingly, the deadline for the recommendation on the new rate is 29 September 2019.
22 March 2019
In its recent decision to dismiss a £12M damages claim in the case of Midlothian Council v Bracewell Stirling Architects & Others 2019 CSOH 29, the commercial court looks again at prescription in the context of a construction claim.
23 October 2018
Leading independent Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors LLP is delighted to have been reappointed to NFU Mutual’s revised legal panel following an extensive competitive tender process.
05 February 2018
Ten Solicitors Across the Firm Promoted to Associate Level. Leading independent law firm BTO Solicitors LLP has announced a raft of senior promotions across the firm.
16 May 2017
The Consultation inviting views on the personal injury discount rate has now closed. The joint Consultation, between the Ministry of Justice and the Scottish Government, sought views on how the discount rate should be set in future.