13 January, 2022

Trio of Ampersand Advocates appointed part-time sheriffs

Ampersand is delighted to announce that Chris Marney, Graham Primrose QC and Paul Reid are amongst fifteen newly appointed part-time sheriffs. They will all maintain their existing practices alongside their new role. The Scottish Ministers agreed to the appointments on the basis of a report by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland. The Judicial Appointments […]

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14 December, 2021

Susanne Tanner QC has been commissioned as Assistant Principal Crown Counsel

Susanne Tanner QC has been commissioned by the Lord Advocate as Assistant Principal Crown Counsel. Ms Tanner, whose appointment has been planned for some time, called to the Scottish Bar in 2000 and took silk in 2016. From 2019 to 2021, she held the office of Director of Ampersand Advocates. She has a practice spanning […]

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13 December, 2021

Susanne Tanner QC publishes Report on review of Edinburgh Council’s whistleblowing culture

Susanne Tanner QC has published her Report into the Review of the Whistleblowing and Organisational Culture of the City of Edinburgh Council. The full Report and an accessible version can be read at: Independent inquiry – The City of Edinburgh Council. The independent Review was commissioned by councillors in October 2020 and carried out by Ms Tanner as independent […]

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7 December, 2021

Ampersand Advocates welcomes Ian Forrester QC back to practice

Ampersand Advocates is delighted to welcome back to practice Ian Forrester QC. Mr Forrester is a renowned lawyer in European and Competition law and returns to practice following his appointment as the UK nominated Judge to the General Court of the European Union ending due to Brexit. He brings an unrivalled wealth of knowledge and […]

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17 November, 2021

Ampersand Advocates respond to Scottish Civil Justice Council consultation on remote hearings

Ampersand Advocates has submitted a formal response to the Scottish Civil Justice Council’s consultation on the proposed wholesale and permanent move to online civil justice. You can view Ampersand’s response here.

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1 November, 2021

‘Tis the season… for giving

The nights are drawing in and there’s a definite nip in the air. Winter is on its way, which means so is the season for giving. And while many of us are already looking forward to the festive season, cuts in financial support and rising fuel and food costs mean vulnerable families will struggle to inject […]

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