10 December, 2018

Case C-621/18 Wightman and others – Decision of the European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice has today ruled in Case C-621/18 Wightman and others that the United Kingdom may, if it chooses to, unilaterally revoke its notification of intention to withdraw from the European Union. This ruling of the Court affirms both the sovereignty of the United Kingdom as a nation, and the sovereignty of […]

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6 December, 2018

Brexit case Wightman – AG Opinion proposes Article 50 TFEU notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU can be revoked unilaterally under certain conditions

Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona issued his Opinion on 4th December 2018 in the so called “Brexit case” C-621/18 Wightman and Others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. He proposes that the Court of Justice should declare that Article 50 TEU allows the unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the […]

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5 December, 2018

Lord Bannantyne issues Opinion in relation to a Multi-million pound dispute over termination of an IT Subcontract

Lord Bannantyne has issued his Opinion in relation to a Multi-million pound dispute over termination of an IT Subcontract. This decision follows a 4-week proof in the Commercial Court focusing on the preliminary issue of responsibility for failure to meet milestone dates under the Subcontract (and, as a significant part of that, the service of […]

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5 December, 2018

2 Ampersand Advocates feature in the shortlist for “Scottish Junior of the Year” for the Legal 500 Awards 2019

Ampersand Advocates is delighted to have 2 juniors feature in the Scottish Bar shortlist for “Junior of the Year” for the Legal 500 Awards 2019. Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen and Usman Tariq feature on the shortlist of 5, along with Ampersand as set in the Scottish Stable category. The full list of nominees for all categories can be […]

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30 November, 2018

Silk of the Year… still

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 who has been involved in cases as diverse as the Scotch Whisky Association’s minimum alcohol pricing challenge and the so-called Scottish Brexit case (Wightman v Secretary of State), which was heard in the European Court […]

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29 November, 2018

The ayes have it in ‘fascinating’ rape debate

An engaged audience at a special Faculty/Rape Crisis Scotland event heard informed analysis of the issues surrounding independent legal representation for complainers in rape trials. Four insightful submissions were made by expert speakers as they debated a motion that complainers should have their own lawyer in court. One contribution from the floor hailed the discussion as […]

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