Beattie v Halliday: 4 Feb 1982

The court considered a contribution between joint wrongdoers, where the court is concerned with the comparative responsibility of persons who are both liable for the damage.
Held: Lord Justice-Clerk Wheatley said: ‘An appeal court will not lightly interfere with an apportionment fixed by the judge of first instance. It will only do so if it appears that he has manifestly and to a substantial degree gone wrong.’


Lord Justice-Clerk Wheatley


Unreported 4 February 1982

Cited by:

CitedMcCusker v Saveheat Cavity Wall Insulation Ltd 1987
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CitedJackson v Murray and Another SC 18-Feb-2015
Child not entirely free of responsibility
The claimant child, left a school bus and stepped out from behind it into the path of the respondent’s car. She appealed against a finding of 70% contributory negligence.
Held: Her appeal succeeded (Majority, Lord Hodge and Lord Wilson . .
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Scotland, Litigation Practice

Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.559415