11 April, 2016

Ampersand set for Great Edinburgh Run to put A Smile on a Child

Ampersand members and staff are all set to run the Great Edinburgh Run on Sunday, 17th April 2016 for A Smile For a Child – a charity that aims to provide grants for disabled and disadvantaged children, to allow them to participate and progress in sport. This can be to a Club, an Organisation or […]

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11 April, 2016

Macleod v Highland Health Board [2016] CSIH 25, 07 April 2016

Ampersand advocates David A. Stephenson Q.C., and Jamie Dawson appeared for the defenders in the reclaiming motion in this case. David previously appeared with Ampersand’s Catherine Devaney for the defenders at the Proof. Lord Kinclaven assolizied the defenders after proof. The pursuers appealed and their reclaiming motion has now been refused by the Inner House. The pursuers sued on behalf of […]

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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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