30 April, 2019

Infected Blood Inquiry evidence begins

The first evidence from the infected and affected began today in the UK-wide Infected Blood Inquiry. The Inquiry will examine why men, women and children in the UK were given infected blood and/or infected blood products, the impact on their families, how the authorities (including government) responded, the nature of any support provided following infection, […]

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29 April, 2019

Ampersand advocates appointed to EHRC panel of counsel

Ampersand welcomes the appointment of Vinit Khurana QC, Ross Anderson and Graham Maciver to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) panel of counsel. They join Dorothy Bain QC, Aidan O’Neill QC and Laura-Anne van Westhuizen who were re-appointed to the panel. Members of the Commission’s panel of counsel are the preferred providers of external […]

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31 March, 2019

Ampersand advocates recognised as leaders in their field in Who’s Who Legal 2019: UK Bar 2019

Ampersand Advocates is delighted that 4 members are recognised as leaders in their field in the latest guide from Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2019. Robert Howie QC (Construction), David Sellar QC (Restructuring and Insolvency), Craig Sandison QC (Intellectual Property) and Usman Tariq (Intellectual Property) have been identified by independent research with clients and peers […]

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13 March, 2019

Sheriff Appeal Court tackles ‘issue of considerable significance’ for property lawyers

Common or amenity areas in housing developments have been the subject of significant litigation in recent years. Such areas are usually owned or managed in one of two separate ways: the ‘common ownership’ model, in which all of the residents in the development own the area in common or the ‘owner-manager’ model, in which a […]

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8 March, 2019

Teacher and assistant fail in action following injuries caused by pupils at complex needs primary school

SAMANTHA EGAN and DIANE LATTO v GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL, [2019] SC EDIN 19 The pursuers were, respectively, a pupil support worker and a class teacher employed by the defenders at an additional support needs primary school. They were assigned to a primary 6 class of pupils. There were initially four pupils in the class all of […]

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6 February, 2019

Graham Bell QC OBE

Ampersand is saddened to learn of the death of former member Graham Bell QC on 3rd February 2019 aged 81. Mr Bell was a leading figure of the Bar. He joined the Faculty in 1980 and retired in 2010, and was awarded OBE in 2011 for services to legal profession in Scotland. He will be […]

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