18 March, 2016

Success in sanction for employment of counsel motion in All-Scotland Personal Injury Court

Sarah Dow v M & D Crolla Limited [2016] SC EDIN 21 Ampersand’s Louise Milligan has been successful in a motion for the sanction of the employment of counsel under Section 108 Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, in the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court. In the first written decision on this issue, Sheriff Reith QC decided she was […]

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17 March, 2016

What can Adjudication amount to in practice?

David Sellar QC assesses the implications of recent Court of Session decisions and how an administrator may approach adjudication of creditor claims. The recent Court of Session decision of Lord Doherty in the application named Nimmo and Friar Noters [2015] CSOH 165 raises a very practical matter for an administrator, namely what he has to do to adjudicate […]

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17 March, 2016

Talk on Family Conflict and Criminal Justice

Ampersand’s Ailsa Carmichael QC, was a guest speaker at “Conquering Conflict…let’s break the mould”, the 6th National Conference of the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR). Her talk on Family Conflict and Criminal Justice is available to view at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPUHeJbbBic   The Faculty of Advocates is a supporter of the SCCR, established to promote best practice […]

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22 February, 2016

Euro Judge highlights low level of references from Scotland

The UK Judge at the General Court of the European Union would welcome more cases from Scotland being taken to Luxembourg, he has told a Faculty event to honour his appointment. Judge Ian Forrester, QC, has followed fellow Scots, Lord Mackenzie Stuart and Sir David Edward, on to the Bench in Luxembourg where, he says, […]

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19 February, 2016

NRAM plc v Jane Steel and Bell & Scott LLP [2016] CSIH 11

In a 2-1 majority decision (Lord Brodie dissenting), the Inner House has allowed a reclaiming motion and reversed a decision by Lord Doherty, following proof, to the effect that a solicitor did not owe a duty of care to a lender during the course of a security transaction in which the solicitor was acting for […]

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15 February, 2016

Advocates ‘serve’ up a delicious fundraiser

A uniquely enjoyable fundraising event for foodies was held recently in support The Child Brain Injury Trust’s Scottish Child and Family Support Project. Ampersand’s Lisa Henderson organised a fantastic Sunday Lunch at the Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry, on the Firth of Forth, owned and operated by Craig and Vikki Wood. The stunning location was perfectly matched by […]

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