14 March, 2018

Montgomery decision under the spotlight

On 13 March 2018 Ampersand Advocates Lauren Sutherland Q.C. and David Stephenson Q.C. took part in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow event to discuss the continuing impact and challenges of the Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board. Lauren was a member of Mrs Montgomery’s legal team and opened the […]

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9 March, 2018

James Hendren v. Aviva and James Hendren v. Glasgow Housing Association

In the cases of Hendren v. Aviva and Hendren v. Glasgow Housing Association Sheriff McGowan recently issued a Note addressing certification of skilled witnesses in which he made a number of observations of principle that might be useful to practitioners. The pursuer suffered injuries in two separate incidents. He complained of significant ongoing pain and restriction. […]

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1 March, 2018

New book published by Lauren Sutherland QC: ‘A Guide to Consent in Clinical Negligence Post-Montgomery’

Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland QC’s new book on Consent published. For many years, the law in the UK on consent was out of step with other Commonwealth jurisdictions. Now the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board has clarified the position in the UK and at last recognised the […]

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26 January, 2018

Ampersand Advocates welcomes World Trademark Review 2018 rankings

Ampersand Advocates Craig Sandison QC and Usman Tariq feature in the 2018 rankings of the World Trademark Review 1000. The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. The World Trademark Review undertook a qualitative research project […]

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25 January, 2018

Ciaran Williamson FAI

Sheriff Ruxton has issued his determination into the death of Ciaran Williamson following an accident at Craigton Cemetery. During the course of this FAI,  in their submissions to the Sheriff both the Crown and Glasgow City Council, “GCC” argued that Sheriff Ruxton should make no findings in relation to;- (a) reasonable precautions that might have […]

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22 December, 2017

Ampersand Advocate amongst latest SSSC chair appointments

Ampersand’s Isla Davie is amongst a dozen advocates that have been approved for appointment as part-time legally Qualified Chairs by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The members of Faculty will chair Fitness to Practise Panels in the part-time posts, and account for two-thirds of the latest round of appointments by the SSSC. The Vice-Dean of […]

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