17 January, 2017

Michael Stuart apppointed to panel of Standing Junior Counsel to Scottish Government

Ampersand is delighted to announce that Michael Stuart has been appointed to the Scottish Government’s panel of Standing Junior Counsel. Michael joins fellow Ampersand members Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen and Paul Reid on the panel. The panel of counsel may be instructed on any matter falling within the Scottish Government’s remit.

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17 January, 2017

Woman successful in damages claim following allegations of rape

Ampersand’s Simon Di Rollo QC acted for a woman who has been successful in a claim for damages arising from allegations that she was raped by two professional footballers, on the basis that she was incapable of giving “free agreement” because of the effect of alcohol. She has been awarded £100,000 damages after she was […]

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13 January, 2017

Aidan O’Neill appointed QC in England & Wales

Congratulations to Ampersand’s Aidan O’Neill QC who has been successful in his application to be appointed Queen’s Counsel in England & Wales. Aidan is a leading authority in EU law and has a significant profile in equality law and employment law issues, as well as a very strong practice in public law and judicial review. He […]

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7 December, 2016

UK Government to announce decision on discount rate for PI damages

The UK Government will announce the result of its decision on the interest rate used in calculating discounts relating to personal injury compensation by 31 January 2017. The discount rate is used to calculate the amount deducted from an injured person’s compensation to account for any income he may receive from investing his damages.  The […]

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7 December, 2016

Brenda Gray and others v The Advocate General [2016] CSOH 166

Ampersand’s Simon Di Rollo QC [with Barney Ross of Compass Chambers] has successfully argued that in a case brought under the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011 being “accepted as a child of the deceased’s family” [in terms of paragraph (b) of section 14(1) ] and similarly being “accepted as a grandchild of the deceased” [paragraph (d) […]

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1 December, 2016

Christmas collection being repeated for vulnerable families

The generosity of Faculty members and staff will once again help to bring Christmas cheer to vulnerable families in Fife. Last year’s collection in aid of the family support charity, Home-Start Glenrothes, made a huge difference for those who would otherwise have enjoyed little festive cheer. “It was a fantastic response – some families told […]

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