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Thursday, September 17th, 2020 Ogden 8 - Shifting the Balance

Steve Love QC and Grant Markie drafted an article on the recent changes to the Ogden Tables which was published in the Journal of the Law Society...

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Amber Galbraith & Barry Smith Appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Compass Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of new silks, Amber Galbraith QC and Barry Smith QC. They have been appointed...

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 Important SAC decision on Pursuers’ Offers

Following the decision of the SAC in the case of

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 Andrew Wright v National Galleries of Scotland [2020] SAC (Civ) 6

The pursuer, and appellant, delivered milk to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. His deliveries were usually early in the...

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Monday, September 7th, 2020 Sumburgh Inquiry Enters Second Week of Evidence

The Fatal Accident Inquiry concerning the deaths of four off-shore workers who died when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed into the...

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Monday, August 31st, 2020 Sumburgh Fatal Accident Inquiry Hearing Gets Underway

The Fatal Accident Inquiry hearing into the deaths of four passengers on a helicopter carrying offshore workers near Sumburgh in August 2013...

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Monday, August 31st, 2020 Gordon Lamont Appointed as Sheriff

Compass Chambers is delighted to announce that Gordon Lamont has been appointed as a Sheriff. Gordon has been appointed to the...

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Monday, August 31st, 2020 Further Guidance in relation to Proofs in ASSPIC

Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen QC has issued further guidance today in relation to forthcoming proof diets in the All Scotland Sheriff Personal...

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Monday, August 24th, 2020 Face Coverings in Scottish Courts & Tribunal Buildings

SCTS has set out arrangements for two metre physical distancing within their buildings. That measure will remain in place along with all...

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Monday, August 24th, 2020 Proofs in the All Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court

Sheriff McGowan has issued further guidance in relation to proofs taking place by video conference in the All Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury...

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Thursday, August 20th, 2020 Angela Grahame QC appointed as Senior Counsel to Sheku Bayoh Public Inquiry

Compass Chambers are delighted to announce that Angela Grahame QC has been appointed as Senior Counsel to the Sheku Bayoh Public...

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Friday, July 31st, 2020 Compass Chambers August Covid-19 Webinar Series

At Compass we always seek to provide added value. Given the current situation we are unable to provide our hugely popular conferences, but we are...

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 Ogden Tables Article

Steve Love QC and Grant Markie have written an article looking at the recently released 8th Edition of the Ogden Tables to consider what has...

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 8th Edition of Ogden Tables

The 8th Edition of the Odgen Tables have been published and are applicable from 17 July 2020. Compass Chambers’ Andrew Smith QC was part of...

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 Product Liability Webinar

Craig Murray and Clare Connelly will be hosting a webinar on 22nd July at 4pm where they will discuss the main findings of the Cumberlege Review...

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Monday, July 13th, 2020 Malcolm McGregor Appointed to Scottish Athletics Disciplinary Panel

Compass are delighted to confirm that Malcolm McGregor has been appointed as an Independent Disciplinary Panel Member for Scottish...

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020 Geoff Clarke QC & Steve Love QC Appointed to Scottish Gymnastics Conduct in Sport Panel

Compass is delighted to announce that Geoff Clarke QC and Steve Love QC have been appointed as members of the Scottish Gymnastics Conduct in Sport...

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Saturday, June 20th, 2020 ASPIC Guidance Update

On 19thJune 2020 the Sheriff Principal published guidance on the resumption of business in the All Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury...

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 The First Lockdown Proof in the Court of Session

The first lockdown proof in the Court of Session: some thoughts … Andrew Smith...

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020 Sumburgh FAI

A virtual preliminary hearing has taken place this morning in relation to the Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths following the helicopter...

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 Angela Grahame QC Appointed to Panel Offering Online Alternative Dispute Resolution

Angela Grahame QC has been appointed to an all female panel of experienced mediators and arbitrators offering a new Online Alternative Dispute...

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Sunday, May 31st, 2020 Gordon Balfour Joins Compass Chambers

Compass are very pleased to welcome Gordon Balfour who has joined today. Gordon brings a wealth of experience across our core areas of...

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Thursday, May 28th, 2020 Compass Welcomes 3 New Members After Socially Distanced Calling Ceremony

Compass is delighted to welcome Elaine Russell, Adam Black and Cameron Smith as our newest members after they called to the Bar today. The...

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 Hearings now taking place by Video in Outer House

The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service has confirmed that it will now be possible to conduct hearings in the Outer House of the Court of Session...

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Monday, May 11th, 2020 Updated COVID-19 Guidance in relation to Court of Session

The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service has published updated guidance for Court of Session practitioners which will apply until 1st...

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Monday, May 11th, 2020 Claire Mitchell QC to feature in Appeal Court: The End of the Line on BBC Scotland

Claire Mitchell QC will feature in "Appeal Court: The End of the Line" which will be broadcast on BBC1 Scotland on Monday 18th May at...

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Thursday, April 30th, 2020 Peter Gray QC to cycle 200 Miles in 24 hours for charity

On Saturday 2nd May, Peter Gray QC will be attempting to cycle 200 miles in less than 24 hours in an outdoors static cyclathon in his garden to...

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 New Guidance on Progressing Civil Business in the Sheriff Courts

The Scottish Courts Tribunal Service has today published guidance on the resumption of Civil Business in the Sheriff Courts which comes into...

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Sunday, April 26th, 2020 Remote Hearings start in Court of Session with Sheriff Court to follow

From 21st April, there was a resumption of essential civil business in the Court of Session with the Inner House sitting as an online Court for...

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Sunday, April 26th, 2020 Confusion Builds in the Construction Sector - Angela Grahame QC & Murdo Macleod QC

Covid-19 is presenting challenges for the construction sector in many areas, but the marked differences between the approach in Scotland and...

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 Coronavirus - Further Update

We thought it would be helpful to provide a general update on where matters stand.  

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020 Further Coronavirus Update

The Coronavirus outbreak continues to have a significant and developing impact on our court system and practices.  SCT has issued updated...

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 Coronavirus Update

A further update as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop with far-reaching and unprecedented consequences.   We can confirm...

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Friday, March 6th, 2020 Man who swallowed his false teeth wins almost £200,000 in damages

In this action for clinical negligence which went to proof before Lady Wise, the pursuer was successful in showing that his medical treatment at...

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 Emma Toner Appointed As First Ever Female Editor Of Session Cases

we are delighted to announce that Emma Toner has been appointed as the Editor of Session Cases. Emma started as a reported for Session...

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 Sumburgh Inquiry

The Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of four passengers on a helicopter carrying offshore workers near Sumburgh in August 2013 was formally...

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 Angela Grahame QC returns to full time practice after stepping down as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Advocates

Angela Grahame QC FCIArb has returned to full time practice today after standing down as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Advocates. Angela had held...

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 Scottish Legal Aid Board Liable for Interest to Solicitors Firms

This important case for solicitors firms engaged in legal aid work, holds that the Scottish Legal Aid Board (“SLAB”) are liable in...

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