1 Prior to this decision, individuals had been able to bring claims for compensation for pleural plaques since the 1980s.
2 Axa General Insurance & Others v The Lord Advocate, October 2011 http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/decided-cases/docs/UKSC_2011_0108_Judgment.pdf
3 For more information on the SCJS see http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/Publications/publications. This survey is now biennial; the next results will be published around November 2013.
4 Respondents are asked to think about any problems or disputes they might have had concerning their home, family or living arrangements in the past 3 years. Respondents asked only to tell the interviewer about problems that they found difficult to deal with or could not be easily solved. Respondents are then shown a screen with a list of problems. For more information see http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/Publications/publications/1011Quest
5 If there was more than one problem then the question was asked only in relation to the problem they perceived as the most important.
6 Sheriff summary, Sheriff and Jury, and High Courts.
8 These do not include Summary Application cases because there are known issues with the accuracy of the summary application data. See paragraph 11.8 for further details.
9 Further information about civil legal assistance is available in Appendix 3 of the Scottish Legal Aid Board Annual Report 2011-12:
10 For more detailed information on the simplified divorce procedure see: http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/library/docs/divorce_dissolution_guidance_leaflet_2.pdf
11 These proportions are obtained via the individual level divorce data described in paragraphs 5.21 to 5.23.
12 Ordinary cause, summary cause and small claim
13 Court of Session, Practice Note No. 2 of 2003, Personal Injury Actions
14 Final disposal type of refused, dismissed or abandoned
15 For more information on ScotStat: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/scotstat
16 This is based on analysis of data collected between April 2008 and February 2010.
17 Prior to this decision, individuals had been able to bring claims for compensation for pleural plaques since the 1980s.
18 Axa General Insurance & Others v The Lord Advocate, October 2011 http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/decided-cases/docs/UKSC_2011_0108_Judgment.pdf
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