27 May, 2024

Infected Blood Inquiry final report published

The final report of the UK wide Infected Blood Inquiry was published on Monday 20th May 2024. The Inquiry was announced in July 2017 and began its work in 2018, with public hearings taking place across the UK, including in Edinburgh in late 2019. The Inquiry investigated the circumstances in which individuals came to be […]

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22 April, 2024

Inner House refuses appeal against Health Board

On Friday 19 April 2024 the Second Division issued its Opinion in the reclaiming motion (appeal) in the case of SD v Grampian Health Board. This case concerned a brain injury suffered by the pursuer’s son shortly before his birth.  It originally went to trial in early 2022.  The trial lasted several weeks and the […]

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9 April, 2024

Ampersand Advocates members appointed as Legally Qualified Chairs by SSSC 

Ampersand Advocates is delighted to announce that two of its members, Vinit Khurana KC and Laurence Kennedy, have been appointed as Legally Qualified Chairs by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).  In their new part-time roles, they will chair panels with social service and lay members to decide whether workers’ fitness to practise is impaired. […]

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28 March, 2024

Ampersand duo appointed new First and Second Standing Junior Counsel to Advocate General for Scotland

The Advocate General for Scotland has announced that Ampersand’s Graham Maciver has accepted the appointment as First Standing Junior Counsel to the Advocate General for Scotland effective from 1 April and Ampersand’s Usman Tariq has accepted the appointment as Second Standing Junior Counsel to the Advocate General for Scotland on an interim basis from 1 April […]

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15 March, 2024

Two new appointments to panel of Standing Junior Counsel to Scottish Government for Ampersand

Ampersand is delighted to announce that Jamie Gardiner and Alexander Sutherland have been appointed to the Scottish Government’s panel of Standing Junior Counsel. They join fellow Ampersand members Tim Young, Euan Scott, Jennifer Nicholson-White and Michael Way on the panel. The panel of counsel may be instructed on any matter falling within the Scottish Government’s […]

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2 February, 2024

Brandon Malone joins Dubai arbitration panel

Ampersand’s Brandon Malone has been admitted to the panel of Arbitrators of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, the MENA region’s largest alternative dispute resolution centre. Brandon has a strong interest in Dubai and has rights of audience before the DIFC Courts, where Lord Glennie, his successor as chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre is a […]

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