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Farm Partnership fined £100,000 for breaching Health and Safety Regulations after employee killed when struck by moving vehicle
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 13 2018

Last year there were 33 deaths in the agricultural industry in the UK; the most common causes of death involved falls, transport, animals and


Two recent mesothelioma liability judgments in Scotland: Gibson & Ors v Babcock; Thacker & Ors v North British Steel
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 30 2018

Two recent Court of Session decisions determined liability for asbestos-related illness: John Samuel Thacker & Ors v North British Steel 2018 CSOH


New process for calculating personal injury awards in Scotland takes a step closer to becoming law
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2018

A new process for calculating Scottish personal injury awards has taken a step closer to becoming law. The Damages (Investment returns and periodical


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


Cyclist found fully to blame for collision with car
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 10 2018

This case arose from a collision between a cyclist and car. It went to proof (trial) in the All Scotland Personal Injury Court (ASPIC)


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


Fraudulent claims: the difference North and South of the border
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2018

All too commonly courts hear cases in which the claimant alleges, through exaggeration or lies, that they suffered severe injuries as a result of a