4 October, 2018

Aidan O’Neill QC is Lawyer of the Week in The Times

Aidan O’Neill QC  has been featured as “Lawyer of the Week” in The Times. Aidan acted for a cross-party group of politicians who have been given permission by Scotland’s highest court, the Court of Session, to take their case — that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and halt Brexit by […]

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24 September, 2018

UK Infected Blood Inquiry set to begin

A UK-wide Inquiry examining infected blood and/or infected blood products opens in London today with a commemoration of its victims. The Inquiry will examine why men, women and children in the UK were given infected blood and/or infected blood products, the impact on their families, how the authorities (including government) responded, the nature of any support provided […]

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21 September, 2018

Andy Wightman MSP and others v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU

The Court of Session has ruled that a question about whether the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union can be revoked should be answered by the Court of Justice of the European Union. A judicial review raised by a group of Scottish, UK and European politicians sought clarification on when and how the […]

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14 September, 2018

New Queen’s Counsel Appointments

Ampersand is delighted to announce that Una Doherty and Vinit Khurana are amongst the latest round of appointments to the rank and dignity of Queen’s Counsel. Their appointments brings the total number of silks at Ampersand to 28, who practice across our full spectrum of areas of practice and expertise. The rank of Queen’s Counsel is generally […]

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12 September, 2018

Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland speaks at British Society of Paediatric Dentistry conference

Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland QC was an invited speaker for the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry at their Annual Conference at the Caird Hall in Dundee on 11th September 2018. Lauren spoke about “Consent and Montgomery: 3 years on. Where are we now?” The theme of this years conference was Discovery and Design. Further details on […]

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3 September, 2018

Kay Gibson and Others v Babcock International Limited [2018] CSOH 78 – Secondary Exposure and Secondary Evidence

Three features in particular in this opinion from Lady Carmichael are worthy of note.  For the first time a Scottish Court has been required to decide a case involving secondary exposure to asbestos. Second, there is a positive finding of the date [31 October 1965] from when an employer ought reasonably to have foreseen a […]

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