About us and Criminal Defence
We are considered to be one of Scotland’s top criminal defence law firms. Open 24 hours’ a day, 365 days a year. We have a dynamic team of experienced yet approachable lawyers always on hand to ensure that those arrested are able to receive practical, expert and timely advice. Our criminal defence lawyers / solicitors provide legal advice and representation from our Glasgow office in every court in Scotland.
As Criminal Law Firm of the Year our award winning lawyers have a wealth of experience in all areas of Crime, Road Traffic Law, Corporate Crime, Immigration, Licensing, Proceeds of Crime as well as other matters.
Our solicitors are members of The Law Society of Scotland and we deal in Legal Aid.
We also offer a bespoke service to private and corporate clients.We are instructed by an impressive array of clients including public figures, high net worth businessmen, directors, police officers, politicians and companies.
No case is too small or too large. All clients are dealt with sympathetically and with discretion.
We have acted for a range of professionals in criminal matters including police officers, nurses, teachers, accountants, and other professionals seeking to take advantage of our specialist criminal defence skills. We are regularly instructed by Insurance Companies to act on behalf of their professional clients as a matter of choice.
We are passionately committed to our clients and their cases and pride ourselves on the quality of service that we provide. We know that clients want a real sense of control. We work hard to ensure that clients are fully informed about the relevant law and the choices they have. Where clients want to engage with the detail of a case we treat them as key members of the team.
We are acutely aware of the sense of powerlessness and loneliness that is felt by people held in custody. Such cases are high priority and always receive our urgent attention. We recognise that many people feel dissatisfied with the service they receive from solicitors when their cases are funded by the legal aid scheme. Where asked to act on a private basis we are always prepared to discuss our fees and will work with the client to keep the costs within a reasonable range.
Whether a prosecution is brought in the District Court, Sheriff Court or in the High Court of Justiciary we can assist through our own specialists and links with highly experienced advocates. We cover wide variety of areas of criminal law and will assemble a specialist team that is tailor-made to the requirements of your case.
In the most serious cases this may include the country’s leading QC’s and we guarantee you access to the most up-to-date and relevant expertise. We have been involved in some of the highest profile cases across the UK in recent years.
A robust defence is a fundamental human right and we have a proven track record of fighting to establish our client’s innocence and ensuring our client’s best interests.
Furthermore we have been nominated and won numerous accolades and awards. We were ranked as a premier law firm in 2014 as winners of ‘Criminal Law Firm of the year’, as well as finalists for ‘Solicitor of the Year’ and ‘Up and Coming Lawyer of the year’. Our international work on extradition, proceeds of crime, tax fraud as well as blasphemy laws led to us being ranked as finalists for ‘Global Law Firm of the year’.
We have the fire power to deliver, punching far above our weight. We regularly outpace the larger rivals in criminal defence and possess a unique reputation for our campaigning profile. Described by the Scotland on Sunday as ‘taking on the big guns of the legal system in the best tradition of the feisty lawyer….a fighter for society’s underdogs.’