The aim of the campaign is to prevent Scot’s being denied an opportunity to raise an action in court because they cannot afford it.At the moment, raising a civil case, such as child custody, divorce, housing dispute or a medical malpractice action requires to be largely funded by the person raising the action. In practice 70% of the case is funded by the individual and the rest by the state. Current plans are in motion to make your average civil litigant pay 100% of their court costs.
A seismic shift is taking place in our justice system which will radically affect the public’s access to our courts. It’s a change that has crept up on all of us, the public, the legal profession and even MSPs, without the issue ever being properly aired or debated in the Parliament. The fundamental shift is that we are to no longer to see our justice system as a public service provided by the State for us all but instead one founded upon the ability to pay and therefore more available to those who can pay.
Thompsons Solicitors recent success as Law Firm of the Year was achieved through three of the firm’s fundamental and guiding principles: developing and investing in it’s staff; consolidating existing client bases and constantly improving services to those clients; and growth into new areas through winning new clients.
The guardian of a 12 year old girl who was injured in an accident at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink raised court action against the Ice Rink.The young girl who was injured in the accident twisted her ankle and fell when her skate became caught in some lose netting at the ice rink.
The fast food giants McDonald’s have been forced to apologise for putting up a sign urging people to cross the road for McDonald’s right next to an accident black spot. The sign which read “McDonald’s, worth crossing the road for” was put up very close to a sign warning road users “Do Not Cross Fatal Accident Site”.