20 September, 2016

Magnificent 6 new silk appointments at Ampersand

Ampersand is proud to announce that almost half of the new Queen’s Counsel approved are Ampersand members. Her Majesty The Queen approved the appointment of 14 new Queen’s Counsel, on the recommendation of the First Minister, which includes Ampersand’s Lisa Henderson, Lauren Sutherland, Douglas Ross, Euan Mackenzie, Susanne Tanner and Marcus McKay. The new silk […]

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14 September, 2016

‘Counsel of very high quality and experience’ – Strong showing for Ampersand in latest Legal 500 listings

Ampersand is delighted to be once again be recommended as a top-tier set by The Legal 500 UK Bar Directory. Ampersand is noted as having “‘counsel of very high quality and experience’ across a wide range of areas, including commercial law, public law and planning. Its members also undertake a large volume of complex, high-value personal injury […]

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24 August, 2016

First remit from All-Scotland PI court to Court of Session granted

Lord Boyd of Ducansby has issued his decision on allowing four cases raised in the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court to be remitted to the Court of Session. The four cases are part of a number of cases raised against health boards, private health company and practitioners averring breach of the duty to give warnings about the […]

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8 August, 2016

Eid lunch for Scottish lawyers

Ampersand’s Usman Tariq hosted the first ever Eid lunch for Scottish lawyers on Saturday, 6th August 2016 in Glasgow. The event was co-sponsored by the Law Society of Scotland and Faculty of Advocates and attended by many ethnic minority lawyers and law students. The event will serve as the first step to launching a networking and support group […]

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27 July, 2016

UKSC unanimously allow appeal on Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

The UK Supreme court has handed down its judgment and unanimously allowed the appeal on the Judicial Review brought by The Christian Institute and others on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. In the case of The Christian Institute and others v The Lord Advocate [2016] UKSC 51, the UKSC has ruled that as […]

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21 July, 2016

RSPB wins legal challenge to put offshore wind farms on hold

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), a bird conservation charity has successfully challenged plans to develop four offshore wind farms in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay, under four separate petitions for judicial review. Lord Stewart heard that the proposed wind farms of Inch Cape, Seagreen Alpha, Seagreen Bravo and […]

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