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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Rise in number of children killed on Scotland’s roads

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in Scotland is disappointed that the number of children killed in accidents on Scotland’s roads increased between 2010 and 2011.

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Stricter safety checks proposed for breast implants

A breast implant register, more stringent safety checks, improved product traceability, and a pre-market authorisation system are among the measures proposed by the European Parliament to prevent a recurrence of the PIP defective breast implants case. The relevant EU legislation is to be revised this year.

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Judges Propose New Rules on Compensation in Jury Trials

Juries in Scottish Civil damages cases, such as personal injury actions, will now be given guidance as to the appropriate level of compensation. The change follows a ruling of the Inner House of the Court of Session, Scotland's highest civil court. The case was an appeal against 'excessive' compensation awards. In one case, a young girl had lost her mother in a road accident and was awarded £120,000. In the other, a father was awarded £90,000 following the death of his son in an accident at work.

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Radical proposals to improve road safety in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Environment Minister, Alex Attwood, has proposed radical changes in driver training and new driver safety. The new measures which reflect best practice around the world, are a fundamental shift towards safer driving among young people.

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