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Civil Law of Damages: Issues in Personal Injury - Analysis of Written Consultation Responses

Civil Law of Damages: Issues in Personal Injury - Analysis of Written Consultation Responses

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

ISBN: 9781782567844

Analysis of Written Consultation Responses

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government published a consultation paper on 19 December 2012 in which views were invited on implementing the Commission’s 2004 report on Damages for Psychiatric Injury, its 2007 report on Personal Injury Actions: Limitation and Prescribed Claims, and on the one outstanding recommendation in its 2008 report on Damages for Wrongful Death. The other recommendations in that report were taken forward in the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011. It also sought comments on a range of related issues such as the discount rate to be applied in calculating future loss; interest on damages; and periodical payments.

Forty five responses were submitted.

A summary of views contained in the consultation responses forms part of this analysis.