6 April, 2016

Roger Harris v The Advocate General [2016] CSOH 49

Ampersand’s Simon Di Rollo QC and Laura Thomson (Arnot Manderson) appeared for the pursuer and Ampersand’s Graham Primrose QC and Hugh Olson (Arnot Manderson) for the defender in the second Scottish case quantifying damages for asbestos related pleural plaques since the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Act 2009 came into force. The Act reversed Rothwell v Chemical & Insulating Co Ltd and Another [2008] […]

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18 March, 2016

Ampersand welcomes new member

Ampersand is delighted to welcome Jamie Gardiner to the stable who called at the bar today. Jamie Gardiner grew up in Stirling. He graduated Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University in 2003. He completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law before being called to the […]

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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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