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When parliament gets it wrong : Mykoliw v. Botterill

Norrie, Kenneth (2011) When parliament gets it wrong : Mykoliw v. Botterill. Edinburgh Law Review, 15 (1). pp. 103-106. ISSN 1364-9809

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Abstract

A discussion of the case Mykoliw v. Botterill which reinterprets the Damages (Scotland) Act 1976 Considers the Outer House decision in Mykoliw v Botterill on whether the Damages (Scotland) Act 1976 s.1(4A) excluded all step-parents from claiming damages for the wrongful death of a step-child, due to their "relationship of affinity", or whether step-parents who had "accepted the deceased as a child of the family" had such locus standi.