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Mackay v Scottish and Southern Energy Plc

21 September 2000
The issues

Application to dismiss – stress

The facts

This case followed Lord Reed’s decision in Rorrison to the effect that a psychiatric disorder was required and that it had to be a reasonable foreseeable occurrence by an ordinary bystander rather than by a Psychiatrist. For it to be reasonable foreseeable there had to be a specific reason why the “ordinary bystander” would foresee it in a particular case. In Walker this was because the Claimant had had an actual breakdown.

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