Leslie v Babcock Engineering Services Ltd - employer fails to have PI case against it struck out for lack of particularity - Court of Session 19.1.07
Babcock Engineering employed Mr Leslie to do work on refurbishing submarines. They were aware that he suffered from a condition called Perthes disease which affected his hips and joints. He suffered injury and sued Babcock's. This hearing considered preliminary arguments in which Babcock applied to have the case dismissed on grounds that Mr Leslie's pleadings were "lacking in specification". With minor exceptions, the Court has refused that application, in effect rejecting a leaglistic approach in favour of common-sense.