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Criminal Law


Our Criminal Department is one of the most dynamic and successful Criminal Defence Practices in Scotland.  With a unique blend of some of the most renowned and respected criminal defence minds in Scotland and a few of the most prominent rising stars in the profession we are able to offer our clients the best possible service and representation in court.

Our team’s commitment to our clients was recognised when named Criminal Law Firm of the Year in 2010 and shortlisted for the Criminal Law Firm of the Year 2012 and it is our humble opinion that had we put ourselves forward for consideration more recently then undoubtedly more success may have followed!.

We not only aim to achieve the best results attainable in every case but also to make the journey through the demanding process as seamless as possible. Even if you plead guilty or are convicted - our service will not stop there.

Scullion Criminal LAW provides:

·       A free initial consultation

·       Access to Legal Aid funding and a variety of private funding  options

·       24/7 specialist advice and attendance at Police Stations

·       A comprehensive investigation of your case with access to   the country’s best expert witnesses, Advocates and Queen’s Counsel

·       Regular communication and updates on your case

·       Bespoke pleas in mitigation

·       Excellent representation at Courts across the length and breadth of Scotland

We cover ALL Scottish Courts from the High Courts  to Sheriff Courts and Justice of the Peace Courts so no matter how serious your case is from the moment you instruct us you will have the peace of mind knowing that we shall attend to your case from start to finish. 

No matter the nature of the allegation, no matter the location, if you need a Criminal Lawyer, Scullion LAW are here to assist you.

Find out what our clients have to say about our Criminal Law team.

Scullion Criminal Law Hotline 01698 28 11 55

Meet the team:

Nicholas J Scullion LLB.NP

Nicholas J Scullion LLB.NP
Nicholas J Scullion LLB.NP

Nicholas J Scullion LLB.NP

Senior Director

At the age of 22, Founding Partner Nicholas James Scullion went as a mature student to Glasgow University where he was Honorary Secretary of the Union, Scottish Universities' Lightweight Boxing Champion and a member of the University's Air Squadron. His apprenticeship as a Solicitor was under the guidance of Sir James Falconer at Glasgow City Chambers where he learned about various aspects of local government including Planning, Licensing and Conveyancing and Leasing.

After gaining experience in various Local Authorities he decided to go into Private Practice on his own account and in 1979 opened Nicholas J. Scullion & Co. Solicitors as a sole Practitioner in Hamilton. He quickly developed a successful reputation as an excellent Court Lawyer, winning cases other firms would not take on and by 2010 the Firm had won the accolade of being voted Criminal Law Firm of the Year.

Mr Scullion now represents Private Clients throughout the whole of Scotland, both in the Courts and specialist areas such as VAT, Medical Disciplinary Tribunals and Road Traffic Defence. He also specialises in Fatal Accident and Planning Enquiries.

njs@scullionlaw.com

Nicholas Scullion LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.

Nicholas Scullion LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.
Nicholas Scullion LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.

Nicholas Scullion LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.

Managing Director

After graduating from the Law School in Glasgow University, Nicholas trained for four years as a Business Development Manager with Procter & Gamble, working in London, Leeds and Geneva.

After a year out, including voluntary work in the Malaysian jungle, he decided to come back to Scotland and train as a Solicitor with Semple Fraser in Glasgow.

In 2005, he joined the firm, becoming Partner in 2007. Together with the leadership team, he has overseen the firm's development into new offices and areas of business.

He mainly practises in the Road Traffic and Business Law Departments, getting clients the results they want.

In his spare time, Nicholas loves foreign travel, great food and fun nights out - preferably in that order.

nicholas@scullionlaw.com

 

 

Robert Sheridan LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.

Robert Sheridan LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.
Robert Sheridan LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.

Robert Sheridan LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.

Director

Robert joined Scullion LAW in 2007 after graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University and The Glasgow Graduate School of Law. Having trained as a Solicitor with the firm and following many years of hard work, Robert was appointed Director in 2014.

He is the Head of our award winning Criminal Defence and Road Traffic Defence teams. Originally a criminal defence lawyer, he has adapted his skills to become one of the best specialist Road Traffic Defence Lawyers in the country. In recognition of this he was shortlisted for the ‘Up and Coming Lawyer of the Year’ at the Law Awards of Scotland in 2010 and was invited to be a guest speaker for the University of Glasgow and Indiana University in the United States of America.

Robert uses his confident, powerful and professional approach to get clients the results they need and has the track record to prove it. Please read our client testimonials to find out more (link). When he is not working Robert enjoys going to concerts, football and travelling.

Robert is an asset to our team at Scullion LAW. 

robert@scullionlaw.com 

Laura-Jane McLay

Laura-Jane McLay
Laura-Jane McLay

Laura-Jane McLay

Paralegal in the Criminal Department

Laura-Jane started with the Scullion LAW team seven years ago as an Office Assistant. She then progressed and worked her way up, given the opportunity of Court Secretary and PA to Managing Director Nicholas Scullion.

She recently obtained a Criminal Paralegal Qualification and is looking forward to using her new Qualification within the Criminal Department.

laurajane@scullionlaw.com 

Jason Stark BA LLB Dip.LP

Jason Stark BA LLB Dip.LP
Jason Stark BA LLB Dip.LP

Jason Stark BA LLB Dip.LP

Solicitor

A Graduate from both the University of Glasgow and University of Stirling, Jason joined Scullion LAW in February 2011. Following a very successful spell in our Property and Family Law Departments he has gone on to become an integral member of both our Criminal and Road Traffic Defence Teams.

Jason’s experience and excellent advocacy skills combined with his confident and exuberant personality has seen him achieve remarkable results and become very popular with our clients. He regularly handles a variety of summary and solemn crime in Courts across the country and has also been involved in many high profile cases including the highly publicised Erskine Bridge Fatal Accident Inquiry.

In his spare time enjoys he enjoys travelling and sampling great restaurants both at home and abroad. 

jason@scullionlaw.com 

Kris Buchanan LLB (Hons) Dip L P

Kris Buchanan LLB (Hons) Dip L P
Kris Buchanan LLB (Hons) Dip L P

Kris Buchanan LLB (Hons) Dip L P

Solicitor

Kris graduated from Strathclyde University in 2009 and joined the firm in September 2011 as a trainee. Kris gained a wide variety of experience during his traineeship, but it was Criminal Law that stole his affections and it was clear from an early stage that his excellent presentation skills combined his determination to win were best suited to the Criminal Courts. We were therefore delighted when he agreed to stay on as a qualified Solicitor within the criminal department when he qualified.

Kris has subsequently gone onto become experienced in all aspects of Criminal Law and Road Traffic matters, and he can regularly be seen at both the Sherriff and Justice of the Peace Courts throughout Lanarkshire and Glasgow defending our clients.  It is his enthusiastic personality and willingness to go that extra mile which has seen him gain popularity with our clients, not to mention the great results he gets for them.

 

Away from the office he has a particular penchant for burgers, and will go to great lengths to find Glasgow’s newest and best burger place! He has also recently taken up playing golf, but admittedly very poorly. 

kris@scullionlaw.com 

Stacey Hamilton

Stacey Hamilton
Stacey Hamilton

Stacey Hamilton

Court Secretary Criminal Department

Stacey joined Scullion LAW in September 2012 as an Admin Assistant.

Since joining the firm she has worked her way up and recently joined the Criminal Department as Court Secretary assisting Mr Sheridan and Mr Stark. Stacey enjoys working within the Criminal Department and hopes to further her knowledge in this area of the business. 

In her spare time Stacey enjoys socialising with friends.

stacey@scullionlaw.com