24 September, 2019

UK Supreme Court unanimously rules prorogation of Parliament unlawful

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful, following the Appeals of R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister; and Cherry and others  v Advocate General for Scotland. Summary of judgment We have before us two appeals, one from the High Court of England and Wales […]

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18 September, 2019

Ampersand’s Isla Davie QC amongst new Queen’s Counsel announced

Congratulations to Ampersand’s Isla Davie QC on taking silk. Isla is amongst 9 new silks announced today, appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Isla called in 2004 after seven years’ experience as a solicitor with commercial firms. Isla’s practice covers a range of medical negligence, professional negligence, commercial law, […]

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15 September, 2019

Ampersand junior appointed Contributing Editor of Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia

Ampersand is delighted announce that Usman Tariq has been appointed Contributing Editor of the “Banking, Money and Commercial Paper” title of The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, due to be published by LexisNexis in 2020. Usman is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Cambridge. Since calling to the Bar, he has been […]

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11 September, 2019

Inner House Rules Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen and the prorogation which followed was unlawful

Joanna Cherry QC MP and others v The Advocate General for Scotland [2019] CSIH 49 The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that the Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom Parliament should be prorogued from a day between 9 and 12 September until 14 October was unlawful […]

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10 September, 2019

Lord Bannatyne refuses judicial review challenge to homosexuality risk in Zimbabwe

Case comment by Michael Way, advocate GC (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] CSOH 67 Facts The petitioner was a national of the Zimbabwe. He sought judicial review of the Home Office’s decision to refuse to accept his further submissions as a fresh claim for asylum, under Immigration Rule 353. The petitioner […]

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4 September, 2019

New OAG Standing Junior Junior Appointments

Ampersand Advocates is proud to hear of the appointments of Giles Reid, Michael Way and Shane Dundas to the panel of Standing Junior Juniors to the Office of the Advocate General for Scotland. They join fellow stable members Ross Anderson, Graham Maciver, Usman Tariq, and Jamie Gardiner who are Standing Junior Counsel to OAG.

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