Jury Trials

The articles below on the Grigor & Young Website deal with a specific aspect of personal injury claims which is the use of civil jury trials in both the Court of Session in Edinburgh and The (National) Sheriff Personal Injury Court (also in Edinburgh).

Bereavement Damages At Record Level In Scotland

On 03 May 2012, 33-year-old Sandy Haining died as the result of an accident at work.

He lost control of a quad bike, which he was manoeuvring at his employer’s garage premises in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, colliding with a wall.  There were no direct witnesses to the circumstances of the accident.

At the time of his death, Mr Haining lived with his partner, Claire Anderson, and their 6-week-old daughter. They subsequently made claims for compensation, along with Mr Haining’s father. [Read more…]