The Scotland-specific legislation was discussed by the Parliament in yesterday’s Stage 1 debate on its general principles. The Minister in charge, Ash Denham MSP, bookended the debate during which a number of points were highlighted for further scrutiny at subsequent stages, including moving the frequency of rate reviews to a five-year cycle.
This blog captures recent developments in legislation affecting damages for future losses in personal injury claims in the three UK jurisdictions and in Ireland. As might be expected, there are marked differences in approach and some are moving faster than others.
The Commons Committee examining the Bill voted along party lines on the amendments, on 11 September. Opposition amendments, as set out in our earlier posts, were either voted down or withdrawn at this stage, although the issues look likely to be revisited by the whole House at a later date as the Bill progresses. Continue reading