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Client Alerts 15/03/2021 Scotland
After being beset by delays, the required legislation to introduce QOCS in Scotland has been passed and they come into force on 30 June 2021. Will the still to be published procedures prompt the anticipated upsurge in claim volumes?
Client Alerts 01/03/2021 Scotland
The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 (‘the Act’), effectively removed the defence of time bar for matters concerning historic abuse if it occurred after 26 September 1964 and the survivor was under the age of 18. However, the provisions of section 17D(3) of the 2017 Act serve to limit actions proceeding by allowing a defender to argue that as a result of the claim being brought after this time, they ‘would be substantially prejudiced’ if the action were to proceed; and, that this prejudice outweighs the pursuer’s (claimant’s) interest in the action proceeding.
Client Alerts 02/02/2021 Scotland
LM v DM’s Executor 2021 SAC (Civ) 3 – The Sheriff Appeal Court clarifies the correct procedure for arguing limitation in abuse claims in Scotland
We've previously commented on the courts decision in LM v The Executor of DG. The appeal court has now clarified the procedures that should be followed. This welcome development can significantly limit the defenders costs. Here, Partner Calum Fife explains the details.
Client Alerts 19/01/2021
The "Chell v Tarmac Cement" case considered whether an employer was responsible when a practical joke left the claimant with significant hearing damage. Here, Richard Kirby considers considers the case and possible implications in other areas.
Client Alerts 17/12/2020
County Lines activity has increased significantly during 2020, coinciding with the lockdown in March and continuing on an upward trend. This may be due to logistical difficulties faced by social services, the police, schools and other agencies in reaching, reporting and protecting vulnerable children.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (“IICSA”) has published its report into the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales (“the Church”) following a series of public hearings held in October and November 2019. The investigation focuses on the extent of failings by the Church to protect victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.