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Whose privilege is it, anyway?

Commentaries by Geoffrey Mitchell QC on the UK Supreme Court's decision on legal professional privilege, including the implications for the construction sectorUnder 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 the position when a professional person…See More
Mar 18, 2013
A blog post by Ampersand was featured

Independence, the referendum, the franchise and prisoners: stormy waters ahead?

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…See More
Mar 14, 2013
A blog post by Ampersand was featured

One Allegation – Two Rules

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 claim for damages in the civil courts.On…See More
Feb 25, 2013
A blog post by Ampersand was featured

Rangers v The FA: Bosman for the Clubs

Ampersand's Eoghainn MacLean writes on Competition Law.Rangers could sue the FA and any other opposing football authorities in competition law for orders forcing their entry to the English football leagues. They could do so in the Court of Session in Edinburgh.  It would be Bosman for the clubs.That is Rangers’ route to the FA Premier League.  In his 14 years of denying that there is one, Richard Scudamore, its chief executive,…See More
Jan 28, 2013
A blog post by Ampersand was featured

When threats are enough

The UK Supreme Court has decided on a practical solution to a hitherto unresolved question regarding the law of warrandice.by Geoffrey D Mitchell QCDefects in title are never welcome. It is one thing if they are discovered prior to the conclusion of missives or the completion of a transaction, when the possibility of withdrawal may be available. It is a different matter when they are discovered post-completion.In that event it…See More
Dec 12, 2012
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Ampersand Stable of Advocates
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Civil law: Commerical, Planning, Public and Reparation law
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http://www.ampersandstable.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Ampersand's Blog

Test Purchasing and Under Age Sales: Are the Spirits Willing?

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 10:30 0 Comments

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 [2013] CSIH 25, 5th April 2013. Alan appeared in that case for…

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Whose privilege is it, anyway?

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 13:51 0 Comments

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…

Read More

Independence, the referendum, the franchise and prisoners: stormy waters ahead?

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 15:56 0 Comments

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…

Read More

One Allegation – Two Rules

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 9:37 0 Comments

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…

Read More

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