10 January, 2020

Local Authority acted unlawfully in deciding to close Adult Centre

McHattie v South Ayrshire Council [2020] CSOH 4 Lord Boyd of Duncansby has ruled that South Ayrshire Council acted unlawfully in deciding to close Kyle Day Adult  Centre, a highly valued and much loved life line service for profoundly disabled adult and their families in Ayrshire. Dorothy Bain QC of Ampersand and Martin Crawford of […]

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13 December, 2019

Ampersand QC takes on Dundee student union role

East, west, Dundee’s best for Ampersand’s Marcus McKay QC, and he is looking to help make it a real city of discovery for students. Marcus, a graduate of the University of Dundee, is returning to campus as a trustee of Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA). “My practice as a planning Silk takes me all over […]

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6 December, 2019

Ampersand welcolmes Scottish Feminist Judgments Project

Ampersand Advocates was delighted to welcome Dr Chloë Kennedy and Professor Sharon Cowan to Faculty of Advocates to discuss the Scottish Feminist Judgments Project, which re-imagines the processes and outcomes of judging in key cases from feminist perspectives. They have produced an amazing collection of ‘missing’ feminist judgments, alongside commentaries by subject experts, with each […]

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4 December, 2019

Legal 500 Scottish Silk and Junior of the year success for Amperand advocate’s

Ampersand is proud and delighted to hear that the Legal 500 has awarded their “Scottish Silk of the year” award to Aidan O’Neill QC and the “Scottish Junior of the year” to Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen. The awards are unique in the legal industry as they recognise each element of the profession equally, representing the […]

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28 November, 2019

‘Silk of the Year’ hat-trick for Aidan O’Neill QC

Congratulations to Ampersand’s Aidan O’Neill QC, who has retained his title as Silk of the Year at the Law Awards of Scotland. Aidan has been in many high profile cases in the past year including successes in the so-called Scottish Brexit case (Wightman v Secretary of State) and proroguing of Parliament case (Cherry and others  v Advocate […]

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28 November, 2019

Women in Law Scotland celebrate 100 years of Women in Law

Stable Director Susanne Tanner QC is delighted to be supporting the Law Society of Scotland and Women in Law Scotland celebration of 100 years of Women in Law, which will take place at the Law Society’s offices on 12 December at 5.30. The event will both celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the […]

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