Crime - Scotland
Basic facts about the department
- Office location ranked: Glasgow
What the team is known for Sophisticated private client criminal law practice acting for organisations and high-profile individuals. Known for acting on wildlife crime and business crimes, and on behalf of police officers. Particularly strong on assault-related cases.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "They are very approachable and always responsive."
Technical ability: "We can't fault their professionalism and commitment."
Market standing: "We have a good relationship with all of their lawyers."
Work highlights Secured acquittal of prison officer accused of assaulting a dangerous inmate in Kilmarnock Prison.
David McKie has an excellent reputation for achieving great results, particularly in the field of wildlife crime. His style is described as "friendly and approachable," and he is "able to communicate with all sorts of people."
Peter Watson is acknowledged as a criminal law expert who is "very strong in representations on behalf of the Police Federation."
Significant clients The Scottish Police Federation, the Prison Officers Association Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Gamekeepers Association.