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Digby Brown Solicitors is Scotland's largest personal injury firm, and we have been helping people for over 110 years. For several years running we…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Jan 2023

A Case Study on the Practical Application of QOCS Exemptions

In this recent case in the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court (ASSPIC), an opposed motion on expenses was considered. This was a significant…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 16 May 2022

Recent developments in hearing injury claims- Scottish and English appeal courts consider claims involving short periods of noise exposure

Personal injury practitioners may already be aware of last year’s Sheriff Court decision in Haesel McDonald v Indigo Sun Retail Limited [2021] SC…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 22 Mar 2022

The Principle of Volenti Non Fit Injuria: “You Brought This On Yourself”

Personal injury practitioners are well aware that where a duty to take reasonable care is breached, resulting in reasonably foreseeable loss and…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Sep 2021

Accidents on survival challenge courses-who is to blame?

Participation in organised events where participants navigate obstacles and survival challenges remains popular. By their very nature, these events…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 27 Jul 2021

Bereavement Damages - The Struggle Goes On for Fairness across the UK

Last week saw significant developments relating to bereavement damages, in both Scotland, and the rest of the UK. Gordon Dalyell, Partner at Digby…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Jul 2021

Sharing the Blame - Contributory Negligence

The issue of contributory negligence is one which arises in a large number of personal injury claims, both north and south of the border. It is…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Jun 2021

Success for residential care worker assaulted at work- key decision from Scotland

Digby Brown recently assisted a pursuer who was injured when she was assaulted in her workplace. The case of SH V Care Visions Group Ltd proceeded…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 20 May 2021

Scotland and England -the rules applying to service of personal injury claims

An English decision of interest to personal injury practitioners both north and south of the border has recently been published. The case, Kevin…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 23 Apr 2021

The Compulsory Pre Action Protocol and the spirit of the Protocol

The Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol) 2016 came into force in Scotland on 28 November 2016. The…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Apr 2021

Court of Session considers impact of negligent medical treatment after road traffic accident

The recent Court of Session case of Fiona Susan MacPhie or Widowson & Others v Liberty Insurance Ltd, NHS Grampian and NHS Highland [2021] CSOH 15…
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