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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. Yes you can sue. The civil liability test is actually a lower test that that of criminal liability. Criminal liability needs proof beyond reasonable doubt whereas civil liability needs proof on a balance of probability. If the perpetrator is convicted you are almost guaranteed success in the civil court assuming the perpetrator has assets to meet any decree. As regards ***** ***** most courts and certainly Glasgow have a witness support team on-site and they will help you through this. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
Yes, for sums under £5000 you can raise a simple procedure action yourself in the sheriff court. The forms are at www.scotcourts.gov.uk. Above that you have to use a lawyer as the procedures aren’t user friendly. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.