Scottish Government consultation on civil court reform

Woman getting advice from solicitor

Digby Brown notes the publication today (Wednesday 27th February) of “Making Justice Work – Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill – A consultation paper” by the Scottish Government. The consultation makes a series of proposals for restructuring the way civil cases, including personal injury cases, in Scotland are handled by the courts.

The consultation paper follows and proposes to enact many of the recommendations in the Scottish Civil Courts Review carried out by Lord Gill. Digby Brown engaged fully with Lord Gill’s review when it was undertaken and look forward to contributing fully and constructively to this consultation to ensure that individuals who have suffered personal injury through no fault of their own across Scotland have full and timely access to justice. 

Digby Brown have recently led debate on the discount rate applied to personal injury damages in Scotland, on proposals within the UK Government’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which will take health and safety law in the UK back over 100 years and on proposals to disadvantage victims of road traffic accidents through changes to how insurance claims are dealt with. We are committed to being involved in public policy development and debate to ensure victims of accidents can receive the redress and compensation they are entitled to.