04 July 2016
As personal injury practitioners, there has been a continuing battle against the uncertainty of what the appropriate award should be to grieving relatives for loss of their loved ones. In our 2015 case law round-up we reported on the highest award ever made by a Scottish Jury for distress, grief and loss of society in the case of Anderson & others v Brig Brae Garage Ltd. In that case, the widow was awarded £140,000, an infant child £80,000 and father £80,000.
For further info please see the eUpdate The continuing upward trend of Scottish fatal awards on our blog.