Supreme Court court upholds legality of Act


The UK Supreme Court today declared the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions)(Scotland) Act 2009 to be within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.

The 2009 Act allows compensation claims to be made in Scotland in respect of the asbestos-related condition of pleural plaques.

Further information on the legislation during its parliamentary passage, as well as a research briefing on an earlier stage of the court case:

For today’s Supreme Court judgement and associated press release:


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