Senior Partner Peter Watson
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The Firm Levy & McRae is one of Scotland’s leading law firms. Best known for its expertise in media and defamation law, crime and personal injury (pursuer). It provides a wide range of partner-led services for commercial and individual clients, including litigation, corporate and commercial work, partnership and regulatory issues.
Principal Areas of Work
Litigation: Wide ranging litigation practice including acting for BSKYB in enforcement of copyright/licensing matters. Media: One of Scotland’s largest media law practices providing advice to an extensive range of clients in the print and broadcast media.
Dispute Resolution/Reputation Management: Prominent individuals from the world of business, TV, film, music and sport retain the firm to protect against intrusion and defamation.
Crime: Acting for over 20,000 police and prison officers throughout Scotland, the firm is at the forefront of criminal representation to private clients. Prominent individuals and companies have relied upon their expertise, achieving great success in a number of high profile and complex cases. It has also developed a burgeoning specialist practice in wildlife crime acting for the SACS and SGA.
Personal Injury: From high volume reparation claims (workplace, road traffic, aircraft and shipping accidents) to complex, high-profile, multi-million pound claims, the firm has a reputation for exceptional results. It represented the families in the aftermath of the Dunlane tragedy and Lockerbie, the Chinook crash in Mull of Kintyre, the Glasgow Air Crash, the Libya Air Crash and the Clutha Vaults helicopter tragedy.
Inquiries: The firm appears regularly in Public and Fatal Accident Inquiries throughout Scotland, representing the interests of families, police officers, prison officers and companies (most recently SEPA).
Corporate: The firm acts for vendors and purchasers in the SME corporate and commercial market; investors and investees in shareholder agreements; is frequently involved in boardroom, shareholder and partnership disputes; and has a good reputation for corporate insolvency and sports law (particularly football, golf and boxing).
Commercial Property: The firm’s expertise includes leasing for the commercial, industrial and retail sectors; licences; acquisition and disposals. International Levy & McRae are involved in litigation around the world. They are members of Legal Netlink Alliance and are associated with Goodman Derrick, London.