21 April, 2020

First virtual court hearing in Scotland

The first virtual court hearing in Scotland in response to the coronavirus situation was successfully held today. The Court of Session Inner House appeal, Stuart Campbell v Kezia Dugdale, was heard before the Lord President, Lord Carloway, sitting with Lord Menzies and Lord Brodie. The other participants were the clerk of court and the counsel […]

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21 April, 2020

Judicial review: the rule of law at heart?

Article by Geoffrey D Mitchell QC The Wightman article 50 case highlighted preserving the rule of law as a particular focus for judicial review, but how far can that be taken? This article considers two recent cases of interest. Is it possible to identify “trends” in litigation? That there are increases in certain types of […]

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16 April, 2020

Court system in Scotland must ‘catch up’ with England

The court service in Scotland must “catch up” with the system in England to ensure civil justice can still function during lockdown, leading legal figures have said. View the whole article here.

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6 April, 2020

The Declaration of Arbroath – 6 April 2020 – in celebration of the 700th Anniversary today of the Declaration of Arbroath

Ampersand’s Paul Reid has written for the UK Constitutional Law Association about The Declaration of Arbroath – 6 April 2020 – in celebration of the 700th Anniversary today of the Declaration of Arbroath. View the article here.

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30 March, 2020

IMPORTANT – Ampersand Clerking during COVID-19 (last updated 30 March 2020)

In light of current advice from the UK and Scottish Governments, the entire Ampersand clerking team are working from home until further notice. Our business continuity plans are fully operational and our clerks remain contactable by email and telephone on the details noted below. Email contact would be preferable, if possible, in the first instance, as […]

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18 March, 2020

Ampersand Advocates’ Timothy Young has been appointed deputy editor of Session Cases

Ampersand’s Timothy Young has been appointed deputy editor of Session Cases, the Scottish Council of Law Reporting has announced. Mr Young called to the bar in 2013 and has developed a busy practice in commercial and public law. He is regularly instructed in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court, both as sole counsel and […]

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