Samantha ‘Sammi’ Kinghorn, Scotland’s leading wheelchair racer and Harper Macleod’s Athlete Ambassador, is going to Rio! Sammi has been selected for the Team GB squad to take part in the 2016 Paralympic Games, which take place from 7-18 September in Brazil. We caught up with her to find out how it feels to achieve her dream of being a Paralympian
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At long last a compulsory Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Injury cases will come into force in Scotland, bringing a degree of certainty for those that have been injured. The introduction of such a Protocol has been spoken about and anticipated for many years and will set out steps which must be followed prior to the raising of court proceedings in Scotland.
Our specialist Personal Injury team have successfully proved negligence against the owners of a building and showed that they failed in their duty of care. We proved that the accident caused a substantial loss to our client in terms of work opportunity.
A gratuitous alienation is a transfer of property from a debtor to another party for no consideration or an inadequate consideration. A recent Supreme Court ruling found that a series of conveyances of properties some nine months before the sellers went into administration was an attempt to divert assets away from creditors.
Recently, the English High Court found that although the directors of a company which had entered administration had continued trading wrongfully, their actions did not increase the net deficiency of the Company. As a result the directors would not be personally liable to contribute to the Company’s assets for distribution to creditors.