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8 September, 2021

Trio of Ampersand Advocates amongst new Queen’s Counsel announced

Congratulations to Ampersand’s Graeme Hawkes QC, Archie MacSporran QC and Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen QC on taking silk. Graeme, Archie and Laura-Anne are amongst twelve new silks announced today, appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Graeme Hawkes QC  is an experienced commercial litigator, with a particular emphasis […]

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25 August, 2021

Ampersand’s Susanne Tanner QC appointed as arbitrator for Motor Insurers’ Bureau cases for untraced and uninsured drivers

Susanne Tanner QC has been appointed by the Lord President as an arbitrator for Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) cases where the driver at fault cannot be traced or is uninsured, under the Untraced Drivers’ Agreement and the Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement, between the Secretary of State for Transport and the MIB. A claimant disputing a decision […]

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25 June, 2021

Ampersand Advocates welcome Mary Ellen Stewart 

Ampersand is delighted to welcome Mary Ellen Stewart to the stable, following her call to the Bar today.  Mary Ellen comes to the Bar, having previously been a solicitor with Brodies LLP, where she had a busy practice dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes. She has a particular interest in professional liability and […]

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22 June, 2021

Scotland’s new Law Officers sworn in at ceremony at the Court of Session

Scotland’s new Law Officers have been sworn in at a ceremony at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on 22 June 2021. Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain QC and Solicitor General for Scotland Ruth Charteris QC were nominated by the First Minister and then unanimously approved for appointment by the Scottish Parliament last week. They received […]

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16 June, 2021

Ampersand congratulates Dorothy Bain QC on her nomination as Lord Advocate

Ampersand’s Dorothy Bain QC has been nominated by the First Minister to take office as the next Lord Advocate.  Ampersand Advocates’ head clerk, Alan Moffat, said: “As one of Scotland’s most respected senior counsel, I am very pleased to hear of Dorothy’s appointment. She has been a valued member of Ampersand and we wish her […]

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9 June, 2021

Ampersand’s Susanne Tanner QC and Una Doherty QC appointed as SSSC Legally Qualified Chairs

Ampersand congratulates two of its silks, Stable Director Susanne Tanner QC and Una Doherty QC on their appointments as Legally Qualified Chairs by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). In their new roles, they will chair panels with social service and lay members to decide whether workers’ fitness to practise is impaired. Their appointments have […]

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