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“Bang out of order” – Managing Firework Safety

In 2016-2017, nearly 21 million attendances were recorded at…

Posted on 2nd November 2018

Spectator Sports and public safety

At the end of September the Ryder Cup took place in Paris. Aside from Europe’s success the news has been full of an incident…

Posted on 25th October 2018

Lower drink driving limit = less accidents in Scotland?

In December 2014, the drink driving limit in Scotland was lowered to 50mg per 100ml of blood breaking away from the 80mg…

Posted on 15th October 2018

"Time isn't the main thing. It's the only thing." Miles Davis

A recent decision in the Court of Session underlines the importance of adhering to the statutory time limits in…

Posted on 9th October 2018

Prevention better than cure

Spare a thought for safety this Injury Prevention Day as our children return to school and nursery.

Posted on 15th August 2018

Dennis the Menace & Gnasher – A personal injury claim waiting to happen?

The Beano is 80 years old and celebrations are in full swing.  Being based in the Beano’s…

Posted on 3rd August 2018

Blown out of proportion?

There have been calls from some MPs to have a temporary ban on the use of inflatables in public areas following the recent…

Posted on 27th July 2018

Royal Mail Encourages Owners To Teach Old Dogs New Tricks

A dog can be your best friend apparently but according to figures released by Royal Mail recently, there have been more than…

Posted on 27th June 2018

No cap on fundraising for Action for Brain Injury

A Dundee law firm recently took part in Hats for Headway, a fancy dress fundraiser in aid of Action for Brain Injury – and…

Posted on 19th June 2018

Prevention Is Definitely Better Than Cure

An accident to their child is every parent's worst nightmare.  I have two young children and whilst I do not want to be overprotective,…

Posted on 8th June 2018

Natural dangers and a duty of care

The tragic death of a young man earlier this week at Craigie Hill Quarry, Kilmarnock has left people asking questions about the duty of…

Posted on 30th May 2018

Let’s Make Workplaces Safer

How To Prevent Accidents At Work

Workplaces are safer now than they were 15 to 20 years ago but there are…

Posted on 29th May 2018

Thorntons Personal Injury team support Hats for Headway

This week has been Action for Brain Injury Week and today specifically marks for Hats for Headway, which is a fun and easy…

Posted on 18th May 2018

Civil Litigation Bill – Better Access to Justice?

Yesterday, 1 May 2018, the Scottish Parliament passed the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill…

Posted on 2nd May 2018

Is It Really Just What The Doctor Ordered?

In the UK, there are an astonishing 237 million drug errors a year, and in England alone 700 deaths a year are caused by drug errors.…

Posted on 9th April 2018

Please don’t stop the music

A professional viola player, employed by the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London raised an action for damages after…

Posted on 6th April 2018

Can Self-Driving Cars be Trusted?

Self driving cars have been a hot topic over the last few years.  My colleagues

Posted on 23rd March 2018

Licence to Claim

A highly-regarded director is suing the makers of James Bond for £2.5million after he suffered “career-ending injuries…

Posted on 16th March 2018

When roads attack. “Potzilla” claims 20 victims in Laurencekirk.

Burt, it's under the ground! It's an underground monster!”  I admit, I’m mixing my monster movies here, but it’s hard…

Posted on 7th March 2018

Don’t let food poisoning ruin the butterflies in your stomach this Valentine’s Day.

According to National Archives every year around 1 million Brits are unlucky enough…

Posted on 15th February 2018