Our criminal department has over 70 years’ worth of combined court experience and some of the most renowned and respected criminal defence minds in Scotland. We are proud to be Criminal Law Firm of the Year 2010 – 2011. We were also shortlisted for the Criminal Law Firm of the Year 2012.
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:
• Solicitor Advocate Rhonda Anderson specialising in serious crime
• 24/7 specialist advice at Police Stations and Courts the length and breadth of Scotland
• A specialist Youth Justice team
• Representation which could be cost free to you as you may qualify for Legal Aid.
We cover ALL Scottish courts from High Court, to Sheriff Court to Justice of the Peace Courts and we offer advice, assistance and representation to Legal Aid and Private Clients.
No matter the nature of the allegation, no matter the location, if you need a criminal lawyer, we 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
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.
Nicholas Scullion LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.
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 practices in the road traffic and business law departments, getting clients the results that they want.
In his spare time, Nicholas loves foreign travel, great food and fun nights out. Preferably in that order.
Robert Sheridan LL.B.(Hons),Dip.L.P.,N.P.
Shortlisted 'Up & Coming Lawyer of the Year'
Robert is a valued member of the Criminal Defence Team. He represents clients in Courts throughout the country - his reputation spreads as far as Orkney and Inverness.
He is very popular amongst his clients and was recently nominated by his clients as one of the best Road Traffic Defence and Criminal Lawyers in Scotland and was successfully shortlisted by the Recommended Law Awards of Scotland as one most ‘Up & Coming Lawyers' in the country.
Robert uses his confident, powerful and professional approach to get clients the results they need. Please read our client testimonials to find out more (link). When he is not working Robert enjoys going to concerts, football and socialising with friends and family.
Rhonda Anderson LL.B.,Dip.L.P
Rhonda Anderson - a well-known legal personality and previous firm owner of Anderson Jones, joined our firm on a Consultancy basis in January 2010.
Rhonda specialises in Serious Crime and has an 86% success rate with Sheriff and Jury's. Defending clients all over Scotland, Rhonda represents both private client and legal aid. She is passionate about fighting injustice until the end and is often out at Court or visiting clients in police stations and prisons.
She uses award winning technology to keep clients updated throughout the day and is a very confident, able and professional individual with over 25 years' experience.
Jason Stark BA LLB Dip.LP
Jason, a graduate from the University of Stirling, joined Scullion Law at the start of 2011 as a trainee Solicitor. Jason's first seat is in the Scullion's award winning Criminal Department, he will soon be learning all about conveyancing. Jason is training and gaining first-hand experience at Scullion's award winning team that will be invaluable throughout his career.
Kris Buchanan LLB (Hons) Dip L P
Kris is a Law graduate from Strathclyde University and the Glasgow Graduate School of Law, and has recently joined the Firm as a trainee solicitor within our award winning conveyancing department. He is a motivated and enthusiastic individual, and is looking forward to taking his career to the next level with the Firm.
Away from the office he likes playing football, eating, watching films, and trying to play guitar (to varying degrees of success depending on who you ask!)