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Construction Company Fined after Worker Injured in Edinburgh

A construction company has appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with health and safety breaches after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a void. The worker was employed by a sub-contractor working for the construction company and had been contracted to pour concrete onto the first floor of a building at Fort […]

Compensation Awarded For Birth Injury

A woman has been awarded compensation amounting to £725,000 after mistakes by medical staff during her son’s birth meant that he was born with a permanent disability, reports the BBC. The woman gave birth at the now closed Law Hospital in South Lanarkshire in 1999. The Court of Session in Edinburgh heard claims that the […]

Sheriff Appeal Court Appointments Confirmed

The appointments of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen QC as the President of the new Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Craig Scott QC as Vice President have recently been confirmed by the Lord President. It has also been confirmed that retired Sheriffs Principal Alastair Dunlop QC and Brian Lockhart are among those to be appointed […]

Edinburgh Firm Fined For Failure to Protect Worker

A local pharmaceutical firm has appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court where it pleaded guilty to safety failings after an employee was exposed to hazardous substances. The court heard that between April 2004 and January 2010, the company, which manufactures basic pharmaceutical products, failed to review and ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employee, […]

Lothian Health Board Fined Over Death of Pensioner

Lothian Health Board has been fined £40,000 following the death of a pensioner after she was struck by one of its vans as she crossed a clearly marked pedestrian route into Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital. Seventy-seven-year-old Ellen Cornwall was on her way to visit her husband in the hospital when she was struck by the […]