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The Justice Committee has today published its Stage 1 Report in relation to the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill.
The Bill was introduced on 16 November 2016 and seeks to amend the Prescription & Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 by removing the current three year limitation period in actions seeking damages in respect of personal injury where the action relates to abuse when the person who sustained the injuries, and is bringing the action, was a child at the time of the abuse.
The Stage 1 Report on the Bill can be found here.
As you will see, the Executive Summary states that:
Keoghs is well positioned to provide clients with further updates and advice, as David Pugh, Director of Disease Strategy explains:
“Keoghs has successfully helped insurers in legacy claims in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Furthermore, Stefanie Johnston, niche insurance and dual-qualified specialist in our Glasgow office, dealt with a large volume of historical abuse claims (involving Group Litigation) in England, when insurers were faced with mass litigation. We therefore now enjoy the combined expertise of our UK wide offering and are uniquely placed to advise on any issues raised in the draft Bill”.
Keoghs has been informed that a debate will take place in the Chamber at some point next week. We will continue to monitor publications from the Scottish Parliament as the Bill progresses.
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