25 February, 2022

Judicial Review on Scottish census sex question refused

A judicial review Petition by Fair Play for Women Limited challenging the Scottish Census guidance to allow people to identify as male or female regardless of what is on their birth certificate has been refused at first instance and now on Appeal Lord Sandison’s Opinion of 17th February 2022 said an answer given in “good faith […]

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23 February, 2022

UK Supreme Court allows appeal in James Craig US Extradition case

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal of James Craig, a British citizen living in Scotland. In May 2017, the US Government made a request for his extradition to the US, where he is accused of committing an offence relating to securities fraud. The process for determining whether a person should be extradited from […]

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3 February, 2022

Lauren Sutherland QC calls to Bar of England and Wales and joins Byrom Street Chambers

Ampersand is pleased to announce that Lauren Sutherland QC has called to the Bar of England and Wales and joined Byrom Street Chambers in Manchester. Lauren will continue her practice in Scotland with Ampersand, alongside her practice in England and Wales.  Lauren is a widely recognised leader in the field of Clinical Negligence and was […]

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28 January, 2022

Four new appointments to panel of Standing Junior Counsel to Scottish Government for Ampersand

Ampersand is delighted to announce that Fiona Drysdale, Jennifer Nicholson-White, Euan Scott and Michael Way have been appointed to the Scottish Government’s panel of Standing Junior Counsel. They join fellow Ampersand members Paul Reid, First Standing Junior to the Scottish Government, and Tim Young on the panel. The panel of counsel may be instructed on any […]

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13 January, 2022

Trio of Ampersand Advocates appointed part-time sheriffs

Ampersand is delighted to announce that Chris Marney, Graham Primrose QC and Paul Reid are amongst fifteen newly appointed part-time sheriffs. They will all maintain their existing practices alongside their new role. The Scottish Ministers agreed to the appointments on the basis of a report by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland. The Judicial Appointments […]

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14 December, 2021

Susanne Tanner QC has been commissioned as Assistant Principal Crown Counsel

Susanne Tanner QC has been commissioned by the Lord Advocate as Assistant Principal Crown Counsel. Ms Tanner, whose appointment has been planned for some time, called to the Scottish Bar in 2000 and took silk in 2016. From 2019 to 2021, she held the office of Director of Ampersand Advocates. She has a practice spanning […]

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