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Mixed Injuries – Limited Guidance From A Divided Court Of Appeal

Mixed Injuries – Limited Guidance From A Divided Court Of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has today (20 January 2023) handed down its much anticipated judgment in the mixed injury test cases: Rabot v Hassam and Briggs v ...

Alert – Loss of Society awards – Paterson v Lanarkshire Health Board [2023] CSOH 1

Alert – Loss of Society awards – Paterson v Lanarkshire Health Board [2023] CSOH 1

Damages for fatal accident claims in Scotland are quantified in accordance with the provisions of the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011 (the Act). This Act ...

The door remains shut - Court of Appeal rejects appeal in claim against stakeholder solicitors - Yee Shee Yin and others -v- 174 Law Solicitors Limited [2023] EWCA Civ 13

The door remains shut - Court of Appeal rejects appeal in claim against stakeholder solicitors - Yee Shee Yin and others -v- 174 Law Solicitors Limited [2023] EWCA Civ 13

We have previously reported on the dismissal of an attempt by investors in a buyer-funded construction development to claim redress against the counte ...

Resilience Tops the Government’s List of New Year Resolutions

Resilience Tops the Government’s List of New Year Resolutions

The new year sees fresh details provided on the anti-terrorist Protect Duty legislation and the UK Resilience Framework.

Court of Appeal Ratifies ‘Extremely Regrettable’ QOCS Outcome

Court of Appeal Ratifies ‘Extremely Regrettable’ QOCS Outcome

In a decision that emphasises the need for amendment of the current provisions that implement ‘Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting’ (‘QOCS’) in personal ...

Intelligence Wins The Day In Exaggerated Claim – When Can Fundamental Dishonesty Be Argued in Scotland?

Intelligence Wins The Day In Exaggerated Claim – When Can Fundamental Dishonesty Be Argued in Scotland?

DAC Beachcroft Scotland have successfully secured settlement in a case in which the pursuer sought damages of £900K. The largest head of claim was fut ...

What is a Higher-Risk Building: the government’s response to the consultation

What is a Higher-Risk Building: the government’s response to the consultation

The government has now published its response to the consultation on the draft Higher-Risk Buildings (Description and Supplemental Provisions) Regulat ...

A New Consultation on The Building Safety Levy

A New Consultation on The Building Safety Levy

On 22 November 2022 the Government launched a further consultation on building safety measures – The BuildingSafety Levy: Consultation.

Getting transport moving again

Getting transport moving again

Last week, in his first appearance before the Commons Transport Committee, new Secretary of State for Transport, Mark Harper warned that it is unlikel ...

Two Written Decisions Bringing The Simple Back into Scottish Simple Procedure Expenses

Two Written Decisions Bringing The Simple Back into Scottish Simple Procedure Expenses

DAC Beachcroft were instructed on behalf of Aviva Insurance in the cases of Bruce McKinlay v Aviva and David Cromie v Aviva.