Dispute Resolution News

COVID-19 impact on English and Scottish Personal Injury Claims

Coronavirus outbreak has already shown its great impact on the legal sector. Law firms specialising in personal injury claims are facing unprecedented challenges due to the wide spread of Covid-19. Read more

Neil Torrance - Raising funds for Charlie House

It would be wrong on many levels if the firm did not acknowledge the landmark commitment and achievement of our cycling enthusiast and fit ‘young’ partner, Neil Torrance in raising funds for Charlie House. Neil has completed two impressive tours this year, namely Scotland’s Ride the North and the European... Read more

New Appointments

Mackinnons, Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Torrance as a partner to the firm and of Sarah Newnham as an associate, with effect from 1st January 2019. Read more

Addressing the Myth that Parking Fines are unenforceable

A decision issued from Dundee Sheriff Court hit the headlines when Sheriff Way has determined that a motorist, Carly Mackie, is liable to pay £24,500 in unpaid parking tickets to a private parking company. Read more

The Discount Rate in Scotland

Scotland has today, 28 March 2017, adopted the Personal Injury Discount Rates reduction in line with the Lord Chancellor’s February statement for England & Wales.  Given that our claims culture is broadly similar throughout the UK, it is not a massive shock that the Scottish Government has followed the same... Read more

Personal Injury Cases - Compulsory Pre-Action Protocol

The Compulsory Pre-Action Protocol, which came into effect at the end of 2016 now applies to all relevant accidents after 28th November 2016; all claims with an estimated value of not more than £25,000 excluding interest and expenses (as decided by the Claimant) and all claims where the Claimant is... Read more

The Law on Protected Trust Deeds and Successful PPI Claims

Whilst we have all heard the adverts for such claims or received calls from claims companies offering to assist us, those of us who are fortunate enough to succeed in a claim may not always recoup the sums awarded. Read more

New Sheriff Court Simple Procedure Rules

As part of the ongoing development of the legal process following Lord Gill’s radical review of the court system, culminating in the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, a new set of Rules have been introduced to the Sheriff Court with effect from 28th November 2016.  Read more

Lessons from Marine Accidents

Please follow this link to read further, the introduction to the Fishing Section has been written by Keith MacRae, Partner at the firm. Read more

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

This high profile legislation which was passed in October 2015 fully came into effect on 31st May 2016.  Read more
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People of Significant Control – Part 1

A recent query from Companies House as regards the people of significant control (“PSCs”) of a client company prompted a useful recap of the PSC Rules and it was considered useful to share.

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