Manual Handling – a Successful Defence

On 26 October 2011 the Inner House (Court of Appeal) issued its Opinion in the case of Strange v Wincanton Logistics Limited (2011 CSIH 64A). This Action started in Livingston Sheriff Court where the Pursuer, John Strange, sued Wincanton Logistics Limited, the Defenders.  He had been employed by them when he suffered an injury on 5 February 2007.

Fatal Cases – Increased Awards

In the case of Bellingham & Others v James Todd, Lord Woolman issued his Opinion on 5 May 2011 (2011 CS0H 74). The late Paul Bellingham was riding a motorcycle when he died in an accident on 25 July 2008.  He was 40 years old at the time.  His family sued another vehicle driver.