15 September, 2020

Ampersand’s Jamie Dawson QC amongst new Queen’s Counsel announced

Congratulations to Ampersand’s Jamie Dawson QC on taking silk. Jamie is amongst 10 new silks announced today, appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Jamie called in 2004. He has a wide ranging civil practice involving both appearance and advisory work. He has experience of appearing in both the Inner and Outer House of the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary and sheriff courts as well as tribunals and public inquiries. The mainstay of his practice is medical and dental negligence cases (pursuer and defender) and public inquiries. He also works in the field of personal injury (pursuer and defender) and defamation and handles insurance and commercial disputes, trust and property cases.

The rank of Queen’s Counsel is generally reserved for those who have distinguished themselves in practice in the Supreme Courts. Advocates and Solicitors with Rights of Audience in the Supreme Courts are eligible to apply to the Lord Justice General, Scotland’s senior judge. Before making nominations to the First Minister, the Lord Justice General consults other judges, the Lord Advocate, the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and the President of the Law Society of Scotland.

The full list of new silks can be found on the Judiciary of Scotland website here.

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