4 December, 2019

Legal 500 Scottish Silk and Junior of the year success for Amperand advocate’s

Ampersand is proud and delighted to hear that the Legal 500 has awarded their “Scottish Silk of the year” award to Aidan O’Neill QC and the “Scottish Junior of the year” to Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen. The awards are unique in the legal industry as they recognise each element of the profession equally, representing the […]

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28 November, 2019

‘Silk of the Year’ hat-trick for Aidan O’Neill QC

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 has been in many high profile cases in the past year including successes in the so-called Scottish Brexit case (Wightman v Secretary of State) and proroguing of Parliament case (Cherry and others  v Advocate […]

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28 November, 2019

Women in Law Scotland celebrate 100 years of Women in Law

Stable Director Susanne Tanner QC is delighted to be supporting the Law Society of Scotland and Women in Law Scotland celebration of 100 years of Women in Law, which will take place at the Law Society’s offices on 12 December at 5.30. The event will both celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the […]

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14 November, 2019

Inner House confirms Serco’s actions were lawful in seeking to recover possession of property provided to failed asylum seekers and concluded that Serco was not acting as a hybrid public authority

Ali (Iraq) v Serco Ltd [2019] CSIH 54 Facts The reclaimer is a failed asylum seeker, whose appeal rights became exhausted in November 2017. The reclaimer was provided with accommodation while her asylum claim was being determined. Nearly 6 months after the asylum claim was refused. the Secretary of State served notice that asylum support […]

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14 November, 2019

Lord Glennie rejects claim that surgery was performed without the pursuer’s informed consent

Allan Johnstone v Grampian Health Board [2019] CSOH 90 Case comment by Michael Way, advocate 13 November 2019 Facts The pursuer suffers from acromegaly, which results when the pituitary gland produces excessive growth hormone and can result in benign tumours growing in the pituitary gland and acute arthritis. In 1980, the pursuer underwent successful surgery […]

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14 November, 2019

Scottish Arbitration Centre holds annual training day

The Scottish Arbitration Centre held its annual arbitrator training day in Edinburgh on 7 November, which featured Ampersand’s Usman Tariq. The event, which was sponsored by FTI Consulting, saw delegates from various professions attend, with speakers including Sir David Edward QC, Honorary President of the Centre; Lindy Paterson QC, Chair of Domestic Subcommittee of Centre’s […]

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