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Glasgow bin lorry tragedy: claim of traumatised witness rejected

Danielle Weddle v Glasgow City Council [2019] SC EDIN 42


"What's in a name" - Anonymity for claimants in PI claims

It has long been a fundamental principle of the common law that justice is administered in public and judicial decisions are pronounced publically.


Attempting to avoid trial by jury

A motion that the pursuers be limited to a judicial trial by virtue of the Prescription and Limitations (Scotland) Act 1973 was unsuccessful.


The Scottish Compulsory Pre-Action Protocol - Binding admissions

In Jacqueline Smith v Sarah Galbraith & Anr, the claimant sought damages arising from a road traffic accident which occurred on 27 December 2016.


Weightmans successfully defends NHS trust in shoulder dystocia case

Weightmans was instructed by NHS Resolution on the successful defence of a claim valued at over £1m..

Thomas Briggs
Thomas Briggs Principal Associate


Stopping claims being incubated in the portal

Where we see extreme examples of this abuse of the portal process, the claimant’s claim should be struck out

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner


Scottish Government confirms details of Advance Payment Scheme for child abuse in care survivors

The Government has committed to the establishment of the scheme by the end of March 2021.

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