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Supreme Court settles the debate on who deals with Unidentified Driver cases

Supreme Court settles the debate on who deals with Unidentified Driver cases

Can a claim be brought against the unidentified driver of a vehicle following a road traffic accident? This questions was considered in the case of Ca ...

Court of Session decides when Defenders need to show their hand

Court of Session decides when Defenders need to show their hand

Following the judgement in B v Inverurie Skip Hire Ltd [2019], we look at whether delaying disclosure of evidence, in this case surveillance evidence, ...

ASPIC clarifies rules of the employment of Counsel

ASPIC clarifies rules of the employment of Counsel

In Daniel Graham v Enviroclean (Scotland) Limited [2019], the Court looks at whether a sanction should be granted for some items of work done by Couns ...

Scotland stands firm on the discount rate

Scotland stands firm on the discount rate

Government Actuary, Martin Clarke, has announced that the discount rate in Scotland is to remain at its current level of -0.75%. Now that there is dis ...

Update: Civil Litigation Bill received Royal Assent

Update: Civil Litigation Bill received Royal Assent

The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill 2018 received Royal Assent on 5th June. The Act introduces fundamental changes i ...

Jury Success for DAC Beachcroft Scotland and Insurers

Jury Success for DAC Beachcroft Scotland and Insurers