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19 March, 2021

High Court full bench finds nobile officium petition by rape complainer competent

The High Court of Justiciary has determined that a nobile officium petition made by a complainer in a rape case after she was not notified of an application by the accused to lead evidence of their sexual history is competent under the doctrine. The petitioner, RR, is the complainer in criminal proceedings in which the […]

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15 March, 2021

Ampersand silk speaking at International webinar by Commonwealth Lawyers Association

Lauren Sutherland QC is honoured to be presenting at the Webinar arranged by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association on “Rationing Healthcare in Times of a Global Pandemic”. The event is taking place on 16th March at noon GMT and will be broadcast live on YouTube. Many Commonwealth countries healthcare systems face unprecedented levels of demand. The […]

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23 February, 2021

Ampersand establishes itself as a leading set in Scotland for qualified mediators

Five members of Ampersand have successfully completed a professional mediation qualification, further enhancing the set’s wide offering of counsel specialising in different forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. The set now offers eight counsel qualified in mediation. Susanne Tanner QC, Vinit Khurana QC, Una Doherty QC, Euan Mackenzie QC and Brian Fitzpatrick undertook training and assessment […]

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4 February, 2021

Judgment in RTA claim offering guidance on appointment between insurers and health care providers issued

Lady Wise has today issued her judgment in Widdowson v Liberty Insurance. It offers guidance on apportionment between the insurers of a driver who caused a fatal RTA and the health care providers who admitted breach of duty in respect of the care one of the victims of the accident received. Lady Wise held that […]

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4 February, 2021

Craig Sandison QC one of 3 new Judge appointments

Ampersand Advocates is proud to hear the news that Craig Sandison QC is one of 3 new Senators of the College of Justice announced by the Scottish Government today. We offer our warmest congratulations to Craig along with Shona Haldane QC and Martin Richardson QC, and wish them the very best. Craig takes up his […]

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15 January, 2021

Appeal of Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi refused

A bench of five judges has refused a posthumous appeal against the conviction of Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi. Ampersand’s Ronnie Clancy QC and Douglas Ross QC were 2 of the 3 counsel team for the Crown. Mr Megrahi was convicted in January, 2001 of the murders of 270 people after a bomb was planted on a passenger […]

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