Personal Injury Committee
The Personal Injury Committee was established on 10 June 2013.
The Personal Injury Committee meets 4 to 6 times a year. Agendas, papers and minutes of Committee meetings are published here when available.
Remit of the Personal Injury Committee
The Committee's remit is concerned with the power to make provision about the practice and procedure to be followed in the Scottish civil courts, in relation to personal injury actions.
In relation to the above remit the Committee has the following functions -
- to keep the relevant civil rules under review;
- to consider and make proposals for modification and reform;
- to develop personal injury rules relating to the action to be taken before civil proceedings are brought and encouraging fair, just and timely settlement of disputes;
- to make provision in respect of personal injury claims of any type and any value in relation to any stage of the proceedings; and
- to report to the Scottish Civil Justice Council with its recommendations and, where applicable, draft rules.
In the exercise of the foregoing functions, the Committee is to take due account of the guiding principles of the Scottish Civil Justice Council -
- the civil justice system should be fair, accessible and efficient;
- rules relating to practice and procedure should be as clear and easy to understand as possible;
- practice and procedure should, where appropriate, be similar in all civil courts; and
- methods of resolving disputes which do not involve the courts should, where appropriate, be promoted.
The Chair of the Committee is Lord Armstrong.
Minutes and papers from meetings can be found below.