22 June, 2016

Jamie Gardiner writes on New insights into commercial litigation risk

Ampersand’s Jamie Gardiner writes: How a software tool can apply modern risk analysis techniques to deliver projections on the prospects of settling an action at a given figure that commercial clients will understand Traditionally, lawyers rely on instinct (coupled with their normal case analysis) to assess the risk-adjusted value of an action. For simple cases this can […]

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14 June, 2016

Ampersand Senior successful in Appeal arising from first Scottish Judicial review on vetting

Ampersand’s Maria Maguire QC, acting for the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland, has defended successfully an appeal arising from a judicial review challenge to a decision to refuse management vetting clearance to an Assistant Chief Constable. The decision of the Inner House also deals with the issues of the “requirement to put […]

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10 June, 2016

Success for SFA in Mike Ashley Judicial Review

Mike Ashley took a JR to the Court of Session to challenge the decision of the SFA Judicial Panel (which was upheld by the SFA Appellate Tribunal) which found that Mike Ashley had breached SFA rules and the undertaking given by him to the SFA that (because of his personal involvement in Newcastle FC), he […]

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30 May, 2016

Ampersand’s David A. Stephenson Q.C., – Legal Aspects of Virtual Fracture Clinics

Ampersand’s David A. Stephenson Q.C., is the joint author with Glasgow surgeons Paul Jenkins and Lech Rymaszewski of a medico-legal article in the current edition of the Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Legal Aspects of Virtual Fracture Clinics. The paper explains and discusses the pioneering use by Glasgow Royal Infirmary of redesigned orthopaedic trauma outpatient services, and the adoption of […]

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26 May, 2016

Supreme Court denies expats Brexit vote

Ampersand’s Aidan O’Neill QC appeared in UKSC for British expats who were seeking the right to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum. Over a million British expats have been denied the right to vote in the EU referendum following a ruling that people who have lived outside of the UK for more than 15 years cannot vote. […]

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20 May, 2016

Auditor correct to abate circa £65k from Senior Counsel’s fee in cp case: McLean v GGHB [2016] CSOH 68

In this case the pursuer challenged the Auditor of the Court of Session’s decision to abate £67,215 from the fees charged by Senior Counsel who had acted for her between October 2011 and April 2014, shortly before the case settled by means of a substantial lump sum and a Periodic Payment Order. Ampersand’s David A. Stephenson […]

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