20 November, 2020

Scottish IP court reform proposal

Ampersand’s Usman Tariq and Colin Hulme of Burness Paull LLP have issued proposals to reform Intellectual Property litigation in the Scottish courts. Their proposals are featured in The Times. The proposals include replicating some of the features of the IPEC in Scotland. The Law Society of Scotland, the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), Copyright Licensing […]

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13 November, 2020

Ampersand QC to head Council culture inquiry

The City of Edinburgh Council has confirmed that Ampersand’s Susanne Tanner QC will lead the independent inquiry into the circumstances concerning the sudden death of a Council employee. Ms Tanner has a 23-year career in the legal profession in Scotland, including an appointment as an Advocate Depute with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service […]

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12 November, 2020

Inquiry report into University of Strathclyde University’s handling of complaints of sexual misconduct published

The report by Craig Sandison QC, commissioned by the University of Strathclyde as an independent QC-led Inquiry into the University’s handling of past complaints of sexual misconduct against Kevin O’Gorman, a former staff member, has been published. This followed his conviction of a range of offences, some of which were carried out when he was an […]

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30 October, 2020

Reissue of the Health and Safety at Work volume of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia published

Ampersand’s Dominic Scullion has produced the next reissue of the Health and Safety at Work volume of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, which was published this week online and in print. Dominic called to the Bar in May 2020, joining Ampersand Advocates. Health and safety, along with public law and reparation, are his principal areas of practice […]

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29 October, 2020

Success for Historic Environment Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council at inquiry over future of Edinburgh landmark

Ampersand’s Marcus McKay QC and Malcolm Thomson QC were involved in the public inquiry which upheld the refusal of planning applications to turn Edinburgh’s former Royal High School into a hotel. Marcus McKay QC was instructed by Harper Macleod, representing Historic Environment Scotland. Malcolm Thomson QC was instructed by Burness Paull, representing City of Edinburgh […]

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22 October, 2020

Ampersand Advocates Top Rankings success in latest Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide

Ampersand has again received top tier rankings across a number of areas of practice in the latest published guide to the legal profession, Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2021. Ampersand received 58 listings across 14 areas of practice, ranking as top tier (band 1) in Clinical Negligence as a Set, and band 2 in […]

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