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The Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments)(Scotland) Bill
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2018

The Scottish Government has published The Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill which proposes changes to (i) the


Hosting corporate events, gala days or agricultural shows on farm or estate land - what happens if there is an accident?
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 18 2018

Owners of rural land and estates are often approached to host a variety of events on their property. The revenue and press coverage may well be


Useful guidance from ASPIC in relation to sanction for counsel
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2018

William Cullen v Scan Building Services Ltd (2018) SC EDIN 15 is a decision of Sheriff McGowan in the All Scotland Personal Injury Court (ASPIC) - it


Train guard not at fault for drunken passenger fall
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 9 2018

The English Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment in the case Whiting v FirstKeolis Transpennine Limited 2018 EWCA Civ 4. Keolis was an appeal


The Civil Liability Bill: a shake up of the discount rate
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2018

The Civil Liability Bill (the Bill) had its first reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday. It follows last year’s joint Ministry of Justice and


Motorist and Cyclist equally liable for same mistakes
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 16 2018

In this All Scotland Personal Injury Court case (Daly v Heeps and Another 2018 SC EDIN 01) Sheriff Braid found the claimant cyclist and the defender


Personal Injury Trusts - what are they and why might you need one?
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2017

A personal injury trust is a special form of trust created to hold money received as a result of a claim for damages following personal injury


Is the tide turning? Sanction for counsel refused again
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 21 2017

The Sheriff Personal Injury Court has recently issued two decisions refusing sanction; Sheriff Mackie’s in McKenzie v McCormack and now an unpublished


Limitation change for child abuse claims comes into force one week today
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2017

In November last year, we issued this update regarding the progress of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill through the legislative


An accident is not proof of a danger; no occupiers’ liability for fall on private road
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2017

Sheriff McGowan's decision in Taylor Neilson Barratt v Spice Lounge (Scotland) Ltd considers what a pursuer must do to establish liability under the