14 November, 2019

Inner House confirms Serco’s actions were lawful in seeking to recover possession of property provided to failed asylum seekers and concluded that Serco was not acting as a hybrid public authority

Ali (Iraq) v Serco Ltd [2019] CSIH 54 Facts The reclaimer is a failed asylum seeker, whose appeal rights became exhausted in November 2017. The reclaimer was provided with accommodation while her asylum claim was being determined. Nearly 6 months after the asylum claim was refused. the Secretary of State served notice that asylum support […]

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14 November, 2019

Lord Glennie rejects claim that surgery was performed without the pursuer’s informed consent

Allan Johnstone v Grampian Health Board [2019] CSOH 90 Case comment by Michael Way, advocate 13 November 2019 Facts The pursuer suffers from acromegaly, which results when the pituitary gland produces excessive growth hormone and can result in benign tumours growing in the pituitary gland and acute arthritis. In 1980, the pursuer underwent successful surgery […]

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14 November, 2019

Scottish Arbitration Centre holds annual training day

The Scottish Arbitration Centre held its annual arbitrator training day in Edinburgh on 7 November, which featured Ampersand’s Usman Tariq. The event, which was sponsored by FTI Consulting, saw delegates from various professions attend, with speakers including Sir David Edward QC, Honorary President of the Centre; Lindy Paterson QC, Chair of Domestic Subcommittee of Centre’s […]

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6 November, 2019

Eoghainn MacLean back at commercial bar

This week Eoghainn MacLean returns to the commercial bar, after a year as a full time Advocate Depute, leading High Court prosecutions at jury trials, debates, sentencing, and preliminary, hearings. Meanwhile, Eoghainn also retained his ranking for commercial litigation in the Legal 500 for 2020. He is a leading junior with Ampersand Advocates, who has […]

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11 October, 2019

Ampersand Advocates Top Rankings success in latest Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide

Ampersand has again received top tier rankings across a number of areas of practice in the latest published guide to the legal profession, Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2020. Ampersand received 60 listings across 16 areas of practice, ranking as top tier (band 1) in Clinical Negligence as a Set, and band 2 in […]

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26 September, 2019

Ampersand Advocates ‘goes above and beyond at all times’ in latest Legal 500 UK Bar listings

Ampersand is delighted to be once again be recommended as a top-tier set by The Legal 500 UK Bar Directory in their latest listings for 2019 published today. The guide says “‘From a user’s perspective’, Ampersand Advocates ‘goes above and beyond at all times to assist wherever possible’. Like the other Scottish stables, a diverse […]

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