Emma Busby

Emma Busby joined Ampersand as a Deputy Clerk in February 2020. Prior to joining us, Emma worked for the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South and brings with her experience of working in a fast paced environment and front facing administrative role. Emma’s personable outlook and efficient work ethic makes her a great asset to the clerking team.


Ampersand Member appointed as Legal Member of the Health and Education Chamber

Susanne Tanner QC has been appointed as a Legal Member of the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. She will sit as a part-time Chair to determine references brought by parents of school children and young people with additional support needs, and disability discrimination claims brought by parents, children and young people in relation to their education. She continues in her role as a part-time Legal Member and Chair in the Housing and Education Chamber of the First-tier tribunal and will perform both roles alongside her practice at the Bar.


The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017

Conference organised by the Law Society of Scotland with leading experts exploring the new 2017 Act, including Simon Di Rollo QC talking on “Where civil and criminal proceedings interact: Criminal allegations where there has been no prosecution”.

Full details on the Law Society of Scotland’s website here.


Kathryn Ferguson

Kathryn Ferguson joined Ampersand in 2018 and has completed Paralegal qualifications in both Conveyancing and Wills and Executries. Prior to joining the team Kathryn worked for a global law firm supporting the Commercial Real Estate and Litigation teams.

Kathryn brings a can-do approach and is always willing to assist in all aspects of instructing counsel.


Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell called in 1996 after 13 years in practice as a solicitor during which he was a litigation partner in firms in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He has a wide ranging civil practice, including family law (both financial provision and child law), commercial law and reparation. He is regularly instructed in professional negligence cases, including medical negligence. He acts for and against private individuals and corporations. He also has experience of acting for and against local authorities, particularly in adoption applications. He provides written advice on a wide variety of matters.


Sheena Hume

Sheena joined Ampersand in 2015. Prior to joining us, Sheena worked at a top Edinburgh Law firm, initially as a trainee then as a Solicitor in their Employment Department. Sheena holds a LL.B and Legal Practice Diploma from the University of Edinburgh.

Sheena’s legal experience provides her with ideal insight to assist with all inquires in relation to instructing counsel. Sheena brings a friendly and professional service to the Clerking team and is always ready to assist.