8 August, 2018

OAG announces Standing Junior Appointments

Ampersand are delighted to announce the reappointment of three of their members, Ross Anderson, Graham Maciver and Usman Tariq, and the new appointment of Jamie Gardiner as Standing Junior Counsel to the Office of the Advocate General for Scotland. The full list of appointments can be found here.

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29 June, 2018

Ampersand welcomes Alexander Sutherland

Ampersand is delighted to welcome Alexander Sutherland to the stable who called at the Bar today. Before calling to the Bar, Alex trained with Addleshaw Goddard LLP, formerly HBJ Gateley. During his seat in the firm’s dispute resolution department, he gained experience of a wide range of litigation in both the Court of Session and the […]

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4 June, 2018

Mesh debate judgment clarifies the scope of Montgomery ruling

On 1 June 2018, Lord Boyd of Duncansby issued his Opinion in the mesh litigation, having heard a two-week debate in December. A range of issues were canvassed during that debate.  All are important for the future of that litigation.  But one may prove to be of more general application and importance: the proper application […]

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22 May, 2018

Court’s power to halt sequestration proceedings

When sequestration proceedings have been commenced by a Sheriff granting warrant to cite the debtor, can a debtor take action to halt them? This important question has been resolved by the Inner House with its decision in Peart v Promontoria (Henrico) Limited [2018] CSIH 35. In Peart, the debtors had been served with a charge […]

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7 May, 2018

Ampersand welcomes Tim Young

Ampersand Advocates is delighted to welcome Timothy Young to the stable. Tim is a very welcomed addition to Ampersand, enhancing our strong offering of junior counsel. Tim is ranked by Chambers and Partners as an Up and Coming Junior in Commercial Dispute Resolution. Tim’s practice focuses on commercial and public law disputes. Since calling to […]

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2 May, 2018

Ampersand’s Laurence Kennedy achieves arbitration Fellowship

Ampersand Advocate, Laurence Kennedy, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. This is an internationally recognised accreditation reserved for those who have demonstrated a high degree of skill in all aspects of arbitration practice and award writing. Laurence is an experienced tribunal judge and has more than 20 years’ experience […]

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