10 September, 2019

Lord Bannatyne refuses judicial review challenge to homosexuality risk in Zimbabwe

Case comment by Michael Way, advocate GC (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] CSOH 67 Facts The petitioner was a national of the Zimbabwe. He sought judicial review of the Home Office’s decision to refuse to accept his further submissions as a fresh claim for asylum, under Immigration Rule 353. The petitioner […]

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4 September, 2019

New OAG Standing Junior Junior Appointments

Ampersand Advocates is proud to hear of the appointments of Giles Reid, Michael Way and Shane Dundas to the panel of Standing Junior Juniors to the Office of the Advocate General for Scotland. They join fellow stable members Ross Anderson, Graham Maciver, Usman Tariq, and Jamie Gardiner who are Standing Junior Counsel to OAG.

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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effectively an Advocate’s standard terms and conditions of instruction and applies to all instructions received unless superseded by written agreement of the Advocate concerned.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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