Ampersand is a Stable of Advocates in Scotland, providing the full range of services offered by the Scottish Bar, both in contentious and non-contentious work, including advocacy, advice and related written work. Amongst its members are some of the Scottish Bar's most highly rated and successful QCs and junior counsel. Established in 1981 the stable presently has 50 members, including 21 QCs.
Ampersand has core strength in the fields of Commercial, Planning, Public law and Reparation law.
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Alan Dewar QC presented a paper on test purchasing and under age sales to the CLT Licensing Conference on 8th May 2013 and commented, in particular, on the recent landmark Inner House decision in LIDL UK GmbH v City of Glasgow Licensing Board  CSIH 25, 5th April 2013. Alan appeared in that case for…Read More
Commentaries by Geoffrey Mitchell QC on the UK Supreme Court's decision on legal professional privilege, including the implications for the construction sector
Under Scots law, communications between a lawyer and a client, made in connection with the giving of legal advice and whether in contemplation of litigation or not, are privileged. This is well understood. Yet consider…
P. Reid, ’Independence, the referendum, the franchise and prisoners: stormy waters ahead?’, UK Const. L. Blog (13th March 2013)
The Scottish Parliament has started giving legislative effect to the Edinburgh Agreement that was signed in October 2012. The first measure to be brought before the Parliament earlier this week was the…
Ampersand's Simon Di Rollo QC writes on the balance between criminal and civil cases.
The activities of the late Jimmy Savile place into sharp focus the inconsistency in the treatment of historical allegations of sexual and physical abuse between the criminal and the civil courts.
Someone who says that many years ago he or she was the victim of abuse will find it almost impossible to bring a…