8 October, 2020

Ampersand QC outlines Faculty’s views on planned redress scheme

Evidence has been given to MSPs by Ampersand’s Una Doherty QC, about the Faculty of Advocates views on the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill. The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee is examining the Bill which would make fixed payments of £10,000, £20,000, £40,000 or £80,000, but would also require […]

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15 September, 2020

Rough justice, smoother delivered – An article by Ampersand’s Nick McAndrew

An article by Ampersand’s Nick McAndrew appears in this month’s edition of the Law Society Journal, and will hopefully be of interest to those familiar with – and new to – construction adjudication. He comments on new services for resolving ‘Low Value’ disputes, and the Dickie Moore decision on ‘severance’ of an adjudicator’s award. Full […]

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15 September, 2020

Ampersand’s Jamie Dawson QC amongst new Queen’s Counsel announced

Congratulations to Ampersand’s Jamie Dawson QC on taking silk. Jamie is amongst 10 new silks announced today, appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Jamie called in 2004. He has a wide ranging civil practice involving both appearance and advisory work. He has experience of appearing in both […]

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27 August, 2020

New edition of Paul Reid’s Concise guide to Public Law book published

The fourth edition of W. Green’s Concise guide to Public Law by Ampersand’s Paul Reid has been published. The book provides comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible coverage of the key areas of Scottish public law and can be found on the Sweet & Maxwell website here.

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7 August, 2020

‘Ampersand Advocates’ thank Head Clerk Alan Moffat for 20 years’ service

The Management Committee and members of Ampersand Advocates would like to acknowledge the long service of Head Clerk, Alan Moffat, who began working as a Deputy Clerk in the Ferguson Stable in July 2000. He became Head Clerk and Practice Manager of the newly formed Ampersand set in April 2007. He currently heads up our […]

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13 July, 2020

Comment by Lauren Sutherland QC – “First Do No Harm”: The report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

On the 8th of July The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege published its long awaited report. Titled “First Do No Harm” it comes after a two-year review of patients in relation to Primodos [1], sodium valproate [2] and pelvic mesh implants [3]. Hernia mesh was not included in […]

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