Sheriff Personal Injury Court
The Sheriff Personal Injury Court is a Scottish court with exclusive competence over claims relating to personal injury where the case is for a work-related accident claim in excess of £1,000, where the total amount claimed is in excess of £5,000, or where a sheriff in a local sheriff court remits proceedings to the Personal Injury Court. It has concurrent jurisdiction with the Court of Session for all claims in excess of £100,000, and concurrent jurisdiction with the local sheriff courts for personal injury claims within its competence.
|Sheriff Personal Injury Court|
|Established||22 September 2015|
|Location||Sheriff Court House, 27 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LB|
|Composition method||Appointed by Sheriff Principal of Lothian and Borders|
|Authorized by||Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and The All-Scotland Sheriff Court (Sheriff Personal Injury Court) Order 2015|
|Appeals to||Sheriff Appeal Court|
|Sheriff Principal of Lothian and Borders|
|Currently||Mhairi M. Stephen QC|
|Since||9 May 2011|
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The choice of using a local sheriff court or the Personal Injury Court is left to the pursuer. However, if the sheriff believes the case is a complex one, requiring specialist expertise, then it can be remitted to the Personal Injury Court.
The Sheriff Personal Injury Court was established on 22 September 2015 by The All-Scotland Sheriff Court (Sheriff Personal Injury Court) Order 2015. The power to establish specialist, all-Scotland courts is derived from the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.