Digby Brown has succeeded in challenging a defender’s argument to have Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting (QOCS) disapplied following the alleged ‘constructive abandonment’ of the pursuer’s claim against the first defender, writes Elise Camilleri-Brennan. The pursuer, a sel
Andy MacDonald examines recent case law on issues relating to witness evidence. In the recent cases of Henderson vs. Benarty Medical Practice and Brown vs. Sestras, the issue of witness evidence has benefitted from further debate.
Digby Brown recently successfully challenged an argument advanced by a defender regarding the application of section 8(4) of the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 (‘the 2018 Act’). Sections 8(1) and (2) of this Act contain important provisions restrict
Abuse victims are turning their back on a Scottish government redress scheme amid a catalogue of delays, failures and broken promises, Digby Brown has said. Redress Scotland, which launched a year ago, was designed to provide one-off payments of between £10,000 to £100,000 as well as non
A new book brings together the “lost voices” of asbestos disease sufferers. Asbestos and Clydebank, by Sam Whyte, tells the personal stories of those who developed the condition after inhaling toxic fibres at work.
Digby Brown's media manager has raised nearly £1,600 for asbestos charities after completing the Loch Ness Marathon. Sam Whyte, 35, completed his first-ever marathon in four hours, nine minutes and 15 seconds – despite nearly collapsing from dehydration and persistent vomiting near the e
Digby Brown Solicitors has marked another year of growth by appointing four new partners and a record number of solicitor promotions. The new partners are Sarah Douglas, Diane Cooper and Kirsty O’Donnell in Glasgow and Sam Cowie in Inverness.
A Fettes College abuse survivor who was beaten and sexually assaulted has received £400,000 in damages – the first known sum paid by the school. The brave victim – known as ‘Frank’ – secured the landmark settlement decades after being abused by a former teacher. F