Absolvitor upheld in tripping case

In the recent Court of Session Opinion in the case of Iain Pocock v Highland Council [2017] CSIH76, the Inner House (Appeal Court) upheld the Decision of the Lord Ordinary rejecting the Pursuer’s Grounds of Appeal and upholding the absolvitor (ie. the Defenders were absolved from any liability). The case originally came before the Outer House in relation to a tripping accident involving Mr Pocock in February 2012. The Pursuer sought damages for an injury to his knee after tripping … Continued

Cross border developments; future surrogacy costs as a head of claim

The recent case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 2318 (QB) is the first time the Court has allowed the cost of future surrogacy arrangements as a head of claim in a Personal Injury Action. Although this is an English case heard by Judge Sir Robert Nelson in the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division the legislation considered, namely the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008, applies to the UK as a whole and fertility law … Continued