Proposals by the Scottish Law Commission

Proposals by the Scottish Law Commission to extend the time limit on personal injury claims from three to five years would hamper attempts to process cases faster and lead to delayed settlements, according to law firm DWF. The proposals were designed to help those trying to bring claims for occupational diseases, including mesothelioma, as the commission believes it could take longer to gather evidence in such cases. DWF said the proposal "flew in the face" of other reforms under consideration

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