The Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament recently published its fifth report on the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill. Lawford Kidd's submissions are referenced at paragraph 151:
"Lawford Kidd, personal injury solicitors, suggested that the Bill should provide for automatic sanction for counsel in: all cases above the value of £50,000; all industrial disease cases; all clinical negligence cases; and all cases involving fatalities. It went on to argue that sanction for counsel should not be left to the discretion of the court because of the uncertainty for claimants and defenders and the amount of court time that would be required to deal with motions for sanction for counsel."
The full report can be read here
Lawford Kidd's full submission can be read here
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