27 May, 2020

Arbitrator appointment to all-female ODR panel for Stable Director, Susanne Tanner QC

Ampersand’s Stable Director, Susanne Tanner QC, is delighted to have been appointed as an arbitrator on the all-female panel of Squaring Circles, which aims to “do disputes differently”. Founded by solicitor and mediator, Rachael Bicknell, the online dispute resolution business is aimed at providing an alternative to taking matters through the courts and is launched […]

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13 May, 2020

Decree of absolvitor for Forth Valley Health Board

Ampersand’s Una Doherty Q.C. acted for the defenders in the action Jennifer McCulloch and others v Forth Valley Health Board [2020] CSOH 40, in which the pursuers claimed that there had been negligence in a cardiologist’s care of the late McCulloch which resulted in his death aged 39. The proof was heard over eight days, […]

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6 May, 2020

New reporters for Session Cases

Four new reporters have been appointed by the Scottish Council of Law Reporting to its Session Cases team, including Ampersand’s Alex Sutherland. Session Cases are recognised as the most authoritative Scottish law reports. Emma Toner, Advocate, editor of Session Cases and Ampersand’s Timothy Young, deputy editor, will be training the new recruits towards their first reports […]

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5 May, 2020

Lauren Sutherland QC launches Clinical Negligence Law & Ethics blog

Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland QC has launched a blog providing comment on legal cases in the area of clinical negligence and patient consent. Lauren’s blog has been created in a way that is accessible to lawyers, and medical professionals but also patients and members of the public interested in this area of the law. For over 30 […]

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27 April, 2020

Justice risks being a ‘mirage’

Ampersand’s Eoghainn Maclean appears first in the Scottish Daily Mail and has warned the civil courts must resume soon or else ‘access to justice will become a mirage’. View the article here.

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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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