Lord President

Lord Sutherland

Lord Coulsfield

Lord Gill

0/1261/5/1990

 

OPINIONS

 

in

 

RECLAIMING MOTIONS

 

in the causes

 

CALEDONIA NORTH SEA LIMITED

Pursuers and Reclaimers;

 

against

 

 

1.

LONDON BRIDGE ENGINEERING LIMITED;

 

2.

PICKUP NO. 7 LIMITED (formerly NORTHERN INDUSTRIAL & MARINE SERVICES COMPANY LIMITED);

 

3.

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS plc;

 

4.

WOOD GROUP ENGINEERING CONTRACTORS LIMITED;

 

5.

NORTON (NO. 2) LIMITED (In liquidation)(formerly EASTMAN CHRISTENSEN LIMITED) and DAVID JOHN PALLEN, Chartered Accountant, the Liquidator thereof;

 

6.

KELVIN INTERNATIONAL SERVICES LIMITED (formerly KELVIN CATERING LIMITED); and

 

7.

COFLEXIP STENA OFFSHORE LIMITED (formerly STENA OFFSHORE LIMITED)

Defenders and Respondents:

 

 

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The Opinions of the Inner House in Caledonia North Sea Limited v London Bridge Engineering Limited and Others ("Piper Alpha") can be accessed by clicking on one of the links below. Because of the size of this document, which makes it difficult to download in HTML format, it has also been made available in Word and in compressed (.zip) formats.

 

 

Piper Alpha Appeals

 

Piperappeal.zip

 

 

Opinion of the Lord President

pgs 1-180

ljg1510.html

 

ljg1510.doc

Opinion of Lord Sutherland

pgs 181-278

 

sut3108.html

sut3108.doc

Opinion of Lord Coulsfield

pgs 279-494

cou1308.html

 

cou1308.doc

Opinion of Lord Gill

pgs 495-559

gill2110.html

 

gill2110.doc

Appendix to Opinions (Lord Caplan)

pgs 560-739

Appendix to Piper Alpha.html

Appendix to Piper Alpha.doc

 

Please note that the exceptional size of this document (more than 720 A4 pages) means that in any of these formats it will take longer than usual to download.

 

These Opinions are given in reclaiming motions (ie appeals). For the Opinion of the Lord Ordinary at first instance please click on the link below.

 

I N D E X

Chapter

Title

Pages

Volume - Word doc

Volume -

HTML

         

One

Introduction

184

 

Pipervol1.doc

1 Pipervol1.html

Two

The Platform

   

1

Three

The Production Process

   

1

Four

Safety

   

1

Five

Causation 1

245

 

Pipervol2.doc

2

Pipervol2.html

Six

Causation 2

282

 

Pipervol3.doc

3

Pipervol3.html

Seven

Causation 3

167

 

Pipervol4.doc

4

Pipervol4.html

Eight

Some Legal questions

312

 

Pipervol5.doc

5

Pipervol5.html

Nine

Indemnities

   

5

Ten

The Settlements

   

5

Eleven

Quantification of Loss

259

 

Pipervol6.doc

6

Pipervol6.html

Twelve

Contribution

   

6

Thirteen

Conclusions

   

6