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Personal Injury Practice in the Sheriff Court

Personal Injury Practice in the Sheriff Court
4th Edition
Practice Area:  Personal Injury Law
ISBN:  9780414063952
Published by:  W. Green
Publication Date:  22 Nov 2019
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Now in its 4th edition, Personal Injury Practice in the Sheriff Court is the indispensable resource for all personal injury practitioners. Fully up-to-date, practical and user-friendly, this guide to procedure for personal injury claims in the sheriff court incorporates detailed guidance on the pre-action protocol and the personal injury ordinary and summary cause rules, and the All Scotland Personal Injury Court.


Part I––Personal injury claims
1. Taking instructions
2. Funding the file
3. Constructing the claim on liability
4. Evidence on damages
5. Deduction of benefits
6. Limitation and time bar
7. Negotiation and settlement before action
8. Jurisdiction in personal injury practice
9. Ordinary cause procedure in personal injury cases
10. Pleadings in personal injury actions
11. After the action is raised
12. Skilled witnesses and expert evidence
13. Preparation for proof
14. Proof
15. Procedure after proof
16. Appeals
17. Summary Causes

Part II––Common causes of action
18. Road traffic accidents
19. Slips and falls
20. Occupiers’ liability cases
21. Accidents at work
22. Occupational illness and disease
23. Damages for injury caused by stress at work, bullying and harassment
24. Accidents to children
25. Holiday claims
26. Construction accidents

Appendix 1. Damages Information Sheet
Appendix 2. Accidents at Work Checklist Statutory Framework
Appendix 3. Road Traffic Accident Checklist 
Appendix 4. Slipper and Tripper checklist 
Appendix 5. Construction Industry Accidents Checklist 
Appendix 6. Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol
Appendix 7. Voluntary Pre-action Protocol for Disease cases
Appendix 8. Provision of Police Reports as at 1st April 2019
Appendix 9. Ordinary Cause Forms – PI1, PI2, PI6, PI7
Appendix 10. Summary Cause Forms – Form 10, 10a, 10b, 10e, 10f
Appendix 11. Sheriff Appeal Court Practice Note No 1 of 2016
Appendix 12. Sheriff Court Practice Note No. 3 of 2016
Appendix 13. Sheriff Court Practice Note No. 4 of 2016
Appendix 14. Sheriff Court Practice Note No. 1 of 2017
Appendix 15. Guidance Notes on motions in ASPIC
Appendix 16. ASPIC Guidance on certification of skilled person.


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