MURDER & VIOLENT CRIMEWhether it be Murder or any other serious crime of violence you are accused of by instructing us you can be assured of first class legal advice and representation. As winners of Solicitor of the Year and Criminal Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Law Award’s of Scotland, our reputation is based on providing the highest quality advice and representation to our clients: protecting their rights and interests, holding the police to account, and striving to get the best result. Contacting us as soon as you become aware of a police investigation increases the opportunity to resolve the matter quickly and discreetly. We know that the police interview is often the most significant aspect of a criminal case. Getting the right advice at this stage is essential. Our experienced police station lawyers will carefully guide you through this challenging process. For cases that go to court, we examine every detail to ensure the best result. Working alongside leading advocates and expert witnesses, we ensure that no legal or evidential point is overlooked. This approach has seen our clients enjoy a high acquittal rate.
MURDEROver 50 years ago the death penalty was abolished in this country yet today over half a century later people are convicted of murder far more easily than in the past. It suggested that this is down to leaps in technology and forensics such as DNA but this is only part of the reason. The fact is that the system is heavily weighted against those accused of murder. Both the Police and Crown Prosecution expend huge resources on murder investigations while legal aid lawyers are subject to limited public funding. There is a tendency to assume the worse. Our key to defending Murder and serious crimes of Violence is to have a highly experienced solicitor who controls the case preparation with an iron fist and our instructing Scotland’s top QC’s to advocate on your behalf in court. We can be trusted to give every case proper attention. We take on these cases under legal aid funding where there is no alternative and subsidise them where necessary to ensure that they are prepared properly. Our lawyers have extensive experience of defending those accused of violent crime, ranging from allegations of obstructing a police officer, assault and serious assault, the use of firearms or weapons, rape though to murder.
MAYBE YOUR CASE IS ONE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY?Perhaps the complainer is lying, or you were acting in self-defence? Our team of top lawyers can help you achieve justice and get you the best possible result. Whether a prosecution is brought in the District Court, Sheriff Court or in the High Court of Justiciary we can assist. We can take your case all the way to the highest courts, through our own specialists and links with highly experienced advocates. All our clients have one thing in common: they are innocent until proven guilty and we will do everything to ensure that their best interests are served. We are passionately committed to high standards of work on behalf of clients. Serious and complex cases generate huge amounts of paper, electronic data, and audio-visual recordings. Somewhere in this mountain of information will lie a grain of information that can turn a case around. The strength of any defence depends on the lawyer in charge of the team. Running serious and complex criminal cases requires an array of special skills:
- strategic thinking
- flawless organisation
- a tough and determined litigation style
- skill in getting the best from experts and counsel