I was delighted that Labour MSP Bill Butler’s Damages (Scotland) Bill has received wide cross party support.

The support of 34 MSPs has meant that it can go forward and be considered by the Scottish Government.

The Bill, which is hoped may become legislation this year, would improve rights to compensation for victims and their families in respect of wrongful death, accidents at work and personal injury.

If the Bill is passed it will mean that many cases where liability has been admitted by a Defender, the case will not need to go to court, thus allowing victims faster access to compensation.

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