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17 December, 2020

Ampersand’s Aidan O’Neill QC calls to Irish Bar

Aidan O’Neill QC was called to the Bar of Ireland this morning, 17 December 2020, by the Chief Justice of Ireland, Chief Justice Frank Clarke. Aidan’s legal practice now covers three jurisdictions across these islands; Scotland, England & Wales, and Ireland. As a leading constitutional lawyer in the UK the exposure to, and knowledge gained […]

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17 December, 2020

New appointments of First Standing Junior and panel of Standing Junior Counsel to Scottish Government for Ampersand trio

Ampersand is delighted to announce that Paul Reid has been appointed First Standing Junior to the Scottish Government, alongside new appointments to the Scottish Government’s panel of Standing Junior Counsel for Tim Young and Dominic Scullion. They join fellow Ampersand member Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen on the panel. The panel of counsel may be instructed on […]

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16 December, 2020

Access to justice for Ampersand member

Fiona Drysdale of Ampersand has been appointed as an advocate member of the Access to Justice Committee of the Scottish Civil Justice Council. Fiona is Deputy Clerk of the Faculty of Advocates and Clerk to the Board of Examiners. She is an Advocacy Skills Instructor on the Advocates’ Training Course and teaches Civil Court Practice […]

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20 November, 2020

Scottish IP court reform proposal

Ampersand’s Usman Tariq and Colin Hulme of Burness Paull LLP have issued proposals to reform Intellectual Property litigation in the Scottish courts. Their proposals are featured in The Times. The proposals include replicating some of the features of the IPEC in Scotland. The Law Society of Scotland, the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), Copyright Licensing […]

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13 November, 2020

Ampersand QC to head Council culture inquiry

The City of Edinburgh Council has confirmed that Ampersand’s Susanne Tanner QC will lead the independent inquiry into the circumstances concerning the sudden death of a Council employee. Ms Tanner has a 23-year career in the legal profession in Scotland, including an appointment as an Advocate Depute with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service […]

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12 November, 2020

Inquiry report into University of Strathclyde University’s handling of complaints of sexual misconduct published

The report by Craig Sandison QC, commissioned by the University of Strathclyde as an independent QC-led Inquiry into the University’s handling of past complaints of sexual misconduct against Kevin O’Gorman, a former staff member, has been published. This followed his conviction of a range of offences, some of which were carried out when he was an […]

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