30 August, 2019

Lord Doherty rejects Interim Interdict regarding prorogation of Parliament

Following an urgent hearing on Thursday 29 August 2019, Lord Doherty has rejected Interim Orders sought by 75 Petitioners on the illegality of proroguing Parliament and interim interdict against UK ministers to prorogue and made no comment on whether the Petitioners have a prima facie case, preferring to wait until the Substantive hearing. The case […]

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20 August, 2019

Faculty of Advocates issue new Scheme for Accounting for and Recovery of Counsel’s fees

The Faculty of Advocates has issued a new Scheme for the Accounting for and Recovery of Counsel’s fees. The Scheme is effectively an Advocate’s standard terms and conditions of instruction and applies to all instructions received unless superseded by written agreement of the Advocate concerned. Ahead of a new case management system being launched shortly, […]

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25 July, 2019

Ampersand silk speaks at prestigious International conference on Law and Mental Health

Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland QC was one of the invited speakers at the prestigious XXXVIth International Congress on Law and Mental Health Conference in Rome from 21st to 26th July 2019. The conference was held at the University of Rome and delegates attended from all around the world. Lauren spoke with 2 Canadian Lawyers and 2 […]

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17 July, 2019

Simon Di Rollo QC secures victory for cyclists injured on tram rails on the street section of the Edinburgh tram system

Elizabeth Fairley v Edinburgh Trams Ltd and City of Edinburgh Council [2019] CSOH 50 Iain Lowdean v TIE Ltd and City of Edinburgh Council [2019] CSOH 50 28 June 2019 Simon Di Rollo QC secures victory for cyclists injured on tram rails on the street section of the Edinburgh tram system Facts Two cyclists (Ms […]

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2 July, 2019

Infected Blood Inquiry: Scots victims to give evidence

As the UK-wide inquiry into infected blood continues, the evidence moves to Edinburgh over the next 2 weeks, to hear from victims and their families in Scotland. An estimated 3,000 people were infected with blood products in Scotland in the 1970s and 1980s. The Inquiry, chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff will examine why men, women and […]

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28 June, 2019

Lord Bannatyne acknowledges common law right to privacy in Scots common law

Case comment by Michael Way, advocate Lord Bannatyne acknowledges in the Petition of C v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland [2019] CSOH 48 a common law right to privacy in Scots common law. Facts The petitioners were ten police constables. Misconduct proceeding had been brought against them following the discovery of messages […]

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