17 July, 2019

Simon Di Rollo QC secures victory for cyclists injured on tram rails on the street section of the Edinburgh tram system

Elizabeth Fairley v Edinburgh Trams Ltd and City of Edinburgh Council [2019] CSOH 50 Iain Lowdean v TIE Ltd and City of Edinburgh Council [2019] CSOH 50 28 June 2019 Simon Di Rollo QC secures victory for cyclists injured on tram rails on the street section of the Edinburgh tram system Facts Two cyclists (Ms […]

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2 July, 2019

Infected Blood Inquiry: Scots victims to give evidence

As the UK-wide inquiry into infected blood continues, the evidence moves to Edinburgh over the next 2 weeks, to hear from victims and their families in Scotland. An estimated 3,000 people were infected with blood products in Scotland in the 1970s and 1980s. The Inquiry, chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff will examine why men, women and […]

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28 June, 2019

Lord Bannatyne acknowledges common law right to privacy in Scots common law

Case comment by Michael Way, advocate Lord Bannatyne acknowledges in the Petition of C v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland [2019] CSOH 48 a common law right to privacy in Scots common law. Facts The petitioners were ten police constables. Misconduct proceeding had been brought against them following the discovery of messages […]

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28 June, 2019

Ampersand Advocates welcome Shane Dundas and Michael Way

Ampersand is delighted to welcome Shane Dundas and Michael Way to the stable, who both called at the Bar today. Shane calls to the Bar as the youngest Advocate in Scotland, having completed his traineeship with one of Scotland’s leading litigation firms. He has experience in the areas of professional liability, commercial litigation, personal injury and […]

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24 June, 2019

Ampersand Advocates’ New Calls Triumph in Northern Ireland Bar Moot

The newest members of Ampersand Advocates, Shane Dundas and Michael Way, were the winners of an inaugural moot between Scottish Devils and Northern Irish pupil barristers held in Court 9 of the Court of Session on Friday, 21st June 2019. Organised by the Faculty of Advocates’ Director of Training, Neil Mackenzie, it is hoped that […]

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13 June, 2019

Faculty of Advocates support for human rights National Taskforce

Plans to set up a National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership have been applauded by the Faculty of Advocates Human Rights and Rule of Law Committee (HRRoL). The Scottish Government says the Taskforce is to be co-chaired by Shirley Anne Somerville, Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, and Professor Alan Miller of Strathclyde […]

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