Highest Loss of Society Award in Scotland
A jury trial at the Court of Session in Edinburgh has resulted in the highest ever loss of society awards in Scotland to a mother and sister of a deceased soldier.
The deceased solider was travelling in a Nimrod plane which crashed in Afghanistan in 2006, claiming the lives of all on board.
Prior to the Court of Session hearing previous investigations into the incident had criticised the MOD and the airworthiness of the aircraft in question.
The awards to the deceased mother and sister amounted to £90,000 and £60,000 respectively, solely in relation to loss of society.
Loss of society is the generalised term used for awards in Scotland under statue Law providing compensation to the immediate family of the deceased for distress and anxiety, grief and sorrow, and also loss of the society of the deceased.