25 May, 2022

Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry website goes live

The Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry website is now live. The Inquiry Chair, Lady Poole said the Inquiry will carry out a fair, open and thorough investigation to establish what lessons should be learnt from the strategic response to the pandemic. The website has details of the Counsel Inquiry team which includes Ampersand’s Douglas Ross QC and […]

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12 May, 2022

Determination by Sheriff Principal Duncan L Murray WS in the FAI into the death of Fearne Adger [2022] FAI 18

Ampersand’s Una Doherty QC acted for Greater Glasgow Health Board at the Fatal Accident Inquiry before Sheriff Principal Murray into the death of 8-month old Fearne Adger at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley on 29 April 2017. The inquiry heard evidence over nine days. Fearne had presented to hospital with symptoms diagnosed as gastroenteritis and was […]

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4 May, 2022

Jamie Dawson QC one of eleven QCs appointed to UK Covid-19 Inquiry legal team

Ampersand is pleased to hear that Jamie Dawson QC  has been appointed along with ten other Queen’s Counsel (QCs) to join the UK Covid-19 Inquiry legal team. The eleven QCs will support Hugo Keith QC, Lead Counsel to the Inquiry, and Martin Smith, Solicitor to the Inquiry, with the preparation and delivery of the Inquiry’s […]

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4 May, 2022

Michael Stuart QC one of 5 new judge appointments announced

Ampersand Advocates is proud to hear the news that Michael Stuart QC is one of 5 new Senators of the College of Justice announced today. We offer our warmest congratulations to Michael along with Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC, Jonathan Lake QC, John Scott QC, Michael Stuart QC, and Andrew Young QC and wish them the very […]

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14 April, 2022

New Article published “Duty of candour in clinical negligence litigation”

We are pleased to see the article co-written by Kay Springham QC and Ampersand’s Jennifer Nicholson-White is now published. The article “Duty of candour in clinical negligence litigation” is in the Reparation Bulletin (Rep. B. 2022, 165, 6-8).

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25 February, 2022

Judicial Review on Scottish census sex question refused

A judicial review Petition by Fair Play for Women Limited challenging the Scottish Census guidance to allow people to identify as male or female regardless of what is on their birth certificate has been refused at first instance and now on Appeal Lord Sandison’s Opinion of 17th February 2022 said an answer given in “good faith […]

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