Campagining at the Scottish Parliament

Compensation for Pleural Plaques Upheld

Scottish compensation cases have been on hold since 2006 when insurers in England first challenged the right of pleural plaque sufferers to receive compensation. Although the House of Lords ruled in 2007 that compensation would no longer be payable in the UK, the Scottish Parliament introduced their own law to protect the right to compensation in Scotland.

Mesothelioma Landmark Judgement

The UK government is facing increasing pressure to assess the risk of asbestos in schools following a landmark legal victory for the family of a woman who died after “low-level” exposure as a secondary school pupil.

Damages (Scotland) Bill Passed by MSPs

The Damages (Scotland) Bill, introduced by Bill Butler MSP, improves rights to damages in respect of personal injuries and wrongful death. CAA was present at the Scottish Parliament to see the Bill Passed unanimously by MSP’s.

Mesothelioma Victims face ‘trigger issue’ Compensation Uncertainty

A Court of Appeal decision has left those who suffer from the devastating disease mesothelioma and their loved ones uncertain whether they will be entitled to compensation after insurance companies were partially successful in a test case involving claims for the disease.

Frank Maguire at Scottish Politician of the Year Awards

Frank Maguire named Solicitor of the Year

CAA offer our sincere congratulations to Frank Maguire, senior partner at Thompsons Solicitors, who has won the prestigious Solicitor of the Year award. The Scottish Law Awards recognise outstanding achievements and contributions in the legal profession.