29 May, 2020

Ampersand Advocates welcome Carla Fraser and Dominic Scullion

Ampersand is delighted to welcome Carla Fraser and Dominic Scullion the stable, following their call to the Bar today. In possibly a historical first, they called at a ceremony in Parliament Hall in Parliament House, with social distancing measures being observed due to ongoing Government advice. Both come to the Bar having previously been Solicitor […]

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28 May, 2020

Decree of absolvitor for Greater Glasgow Health Board

Ampersand’s Una Doherty Q.C. acted for the defenders in Alan McNab and others v Greater Glasgow Health Board [2020] CSOH 53. The pursuers were relatives of the late Ms McNab. They alleged clinical negligence on the part of a consultant urological surgeon employed by the defenders. Quantum was agreed between the parties. A proof proceeded […]

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27 May, 2020

Arbitrator appointment to all-female ODR panel for Stable Director, Susanne Tanner QC

Ampersand’s Stable Director, Susanne Tanner QC, is delighted to have been appointed as an arbitrator on the all-female panel of Squaring Circles, which aims to “do disputes differently”. Founded by solicitor and mediator, Rachael Bicknell, the online dispute resolution business is aimed at providing an alternative to taking matters through the courts and is launched […]

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13 May, 2020

Decree of absolvitor for Forth Valley Health Board

Ampersand’s Una Doherty Q.C. acted for the defenders in the action Jennifer McCulloch and others v Forth Valley Health Board [2020] CSOH 40, in which the pursuers claimed that there had been negligence in a cardiologist’s care of the late McCulloch which resulted in his death aged 39. The proof was heard over eight days, […]

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6 May, 2020

New reporters for Session Cases

Four new reporters have been appointed by the Scottish Council of Law Reporting to its Session Cases team, including Ampersand’s Alex Sutherland. Session Cases are recognised as the most authoritative Scottish law reports. Emma Toner, Advocate, editor of Session Cases and Ampersand’s Timothy Young, deputy editor, will be training the new recruits towards their first reports […]

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5 May, 2020

Lauren Sutherland QC launches Clinical Negligence Law & Ethics blog

Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland QC has launched a blog providing comment on legal cases in the area of clinical negligence and patient consent. Lauren’s blog has been created in a way that is accessible to lawyers, and medical professionals but also patients and members of the public interested in this area of the law. For over 30 […]

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