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Do you know what the cost will be to rectify the damage?
If the total reinstatement is under £5000 just raise proceedings in the simple procedure court. See Civil Online at www.scotcourts.gov.uk. The procedure is designed so that you don’t need a solicitor. The action will be based on the negligence of the contractor. You will need to get a couple of alternative quotes for reinstatement and repair of your sister’s property. You can ask th4 court to allow you to be her appointed representative.
Look at the Simple Procedure Rules at scotcourts.gov.uk and from recollection the first rule covers lay representation.
You have a stateable case.