18 October, 2017

UKSC dismisses Secretary of State’s appeal on whether employees of embassies could have the provisions of the State Immunity Act 1978 disapplied to allow bringing EU law based employment claims before Employment Tribunal

Benkharbouche v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs; Libya v Janah [2017] UKSC 62 The UK Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the Secretary of State’s appeal and affirmed the order of the Court of Appeal in a judgment handed down today. The case concerned the Convention compatibility, and separately the EU law compatibility of […]

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17 October, 2017

Lisa Henderson QC addresses University of Aberdeen

  Ampersand’s Lisa Henderson QC addressed students and faculty as the main speaker at University of Aberdeen’s 2017 Matriculation Dinner. Lisa addressed the students on advocacy skills. The dinner in Elphinstone Hall on Friday was sponsored by the Society of Advocates and major law firms, including Slaughter and May, Brodies LLP, Burness Paull, Dentons, CMS Cameron […]

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11 October, 2017

“Ampersand houses ‘an excellent group’ of advocates” – Strong showing for Ampersand in latest Legal 500 listings

Ampersand is delighted to be once again be recommended as a top-tier set by The Legal 500 UK Bar Directory. The guide says “Ampersand houses ‘an excellent group’ of advocates, who handle a broad spectrum of practice areas, including commercial, planning, property and public law. The stable is particularly noted, however, for its very strong […]

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4 September, 2017

New Queen’s Counsel appointment

Ampersand’s Michael Stuart has been appointed Queen’s Counsel. Michael’s appointment was announced along with 13 others by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Michael’s appointment brings the total number of silks at Ampersand to 26, who practice across our full spectrum of areas of practice and expertise. Everyone at Ampersand wishes […]

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23 August, 2017

Counsel help doctors to prepare for court

The prospect of appearing as a witness in court has become less daunting for a group of paediatricians after they received some expert tuition from members of Faculty. Earlier this year, counsel presented a “mock trial” at a course run by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in Edinburgh, where delegates were cross-examined by […]

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24 July, 2017

Landmark Decision in Scottish Trade Mark Appeal

Ampersand’s Usman Tariq acted for the successful respondent in the case of CCHG Limited t/a Vaporized v Vapouriz Limited. This case was an appeal to the Court of Session against the decision of the UK Intellectual Property Office’s Hearing Officer under section 76 of the Trade Marks Act 1994. The case is understood to be […]

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