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Personal injury actions

A Personal Injury User Group (PIUG) has been established, chaired by Sheriff McGowan. 

Membership

  • Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen
  • Sheriff Kenneth McGowan (Chair)
  • Sheriff Kathrine Mackie
  • Sheriff Peter Braid
  • Sheriff Robert Fife
  • Sheriff Gordon Liddle
  • Sheriff Fiona Reith QC
  • Katie Carmichael, Clyde & Co
  • Andrew Henderson, Thompsons
  • Peter Crooks, Lanarkshire Accident Law
  • Ian Leach, BLM, Solicitors
  • Simon Hammond,  Digby Brown, Solicitors
  • Norma Shippin, NHS Central Legal Office
  • David McNaughtan, Advocate
  • John Maillie, DAC Beachcroft 
  • Catriona Whyte, Scottish Legal Aid Board
  • Richard Poole, Thorntons Law
  • The Sheriff Clerk Edinburgh / Head of Civil
  • Fiona Pryke, PI Clerk and Secretary to the Users Group
  • Garry Rendall, PI Clerk

Minutes of PIUG Meetings

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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 05 December 2017
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 12 September 2017
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 23 June 2017
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 7 March 2017
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 23 January 2017
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 6 September 2016
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 7 June 2016
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 8 March 2016
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 1 December 2015
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 8 September 2015
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 17 November 2014
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 27 June 2014
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 27 January 2014
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 31 August 2012
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 31 January 2012
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 19 November 2011
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 11 May 2011
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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group - Minutes - 25 August 2010
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Contact PIUG

If court users have any matters which they wish to draw to the attention of the Court relating to Personal Injury procedures they should contact the Secretary to the Group - Fiona Pryke - by email: edinburghpersonalinjury@scotcourts.gov.uk

Alternatively such matters may be raised with members of the group who, if appropriate, will arrange for the topic to be discussed at the next meeting.

Rules

Settlement of Actions

Arising from discussions at the PIUG and from the operation of the rules it has been decided that when actions settle, agents (usually the pursuers' agents), should lodge with the Personal Injury Clerk; preferably by e-mail - the Personal Injury Action Settled (PIAS) form which may be printed off and lodged or downloaded, completed and e-mailed to <a href="mailto:edinburghpersonalinjury@scotcourts.gov.uk ">edinburghpersonalinjury@scotcourts.gov.uk.

Guidance Notes relating to the form are attached. Use of the form should reduce the need for unnecessary 'by order' hearings when actions have indeed settled and avoid agents having to appear to discharge proofs.

Contact

For further information please contact the Civil Department on 0131 247 2582 or email
edinburghpersonalinjury@scotcourts.gov.uk