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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11 May, 2016

Helping the young unlock their potential

Ampersand junior Usman Tariq has become a leading light in a mentoring scheme which aims to help young people in Scotland to realise their potential. Mosaic was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007, and Usman Tariq heard about its work through friends in London who acted as mentors. As an already-established champion […]

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11 May, 2016

Ailsa Carmichael QC to be appointed Senator to the College of Justice

Ampersand is proud to report that Ailsa Carmichael QC is one of five new Senators to the College of Justice. All at Ampersand congratulate on her appointment and wish her well in her new career. Her Majesty the Queen has appointed five new Senators to the College of Justice on the recommendation of the First Minister. Sheriff John […]

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