Criminal Law

Expert Defence Solicitors

When the stakes are high, you must have the best legal representation available to you. We’re here to safeguard your interests, protect your livelihood, and preserve your reputation.

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Safeguarding your interests, protecting your livelihood, and preserving your reputation.

Don’t panic. Regardless of how serious the nature of the charges against you are, we can help. From the moment you instruct us we will fight vigorously to defend and protect your position. Even when your guilty, you have more options than you think, which is why getting the right advice from the outset, and acting urgently may prove crucial to the future success of your case.

Why Scullion LAW?

Our highly experienced team is recognised for its forensic attention to detail, skilled, and disciplined approach to the law, and we are regularly instructed by professionals and other solicitors who recognise that we are the recommended law firm of choice for the person who wants the very best representation they can get. We offer a holistic range of services tailored to your case, and our service is discreet, confidential, and strictly privately funded, allowing us to focus on achieving the best possible results in your case. If you are in a difficult position, and you need the best, call us today.

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Criminal Defence: Finalists in Criminal Defence Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022. We’ve also finalised for Crime Team of the Year 2023 at the first Legal 500 Scotland Awards.

Top-Rated: We’re the top-rated law firm in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the West of Scotland. We are rated 4.9/5 stars with 1000+ reviews on ReviewSolicitors.

Always Available: We are available 24/7 on our hotline number 0141 374 2121. Make Scullion LAW your first call and we can come to the police station or arrange a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

We can help every step of the way.

We understand that attending Court can be a nerve-wracking experience but you must attend as and when required otherwise a Warrant for your arrest could be granted.

We advise that you dress smartly and ensure you arrive 15 minutes early so that we can discuss your case in depth before Court starts.

Don’t panic – we are by your side to guide you through the process.

You will normally be required to attend Court at least twice so let us know if/ when you are not available so we can advise the Court. Please note that we are not in control of when a case calls in Court but will do everything we can, to cause minimum disruption to your daily life.

Appeals can be made against conviction or sentence, or both, providing there is a legal basis for this. They need to be lodged urgently – so if you require advice regarding an appeal, contact us immediately.

If you are unhappy with restrictive bail conditions, we can arrange for a bail review hearing where we shall put forward a strong and convincing argument to persuade the Sheriff to change your bail conditions to better suit you. If you need your bail conditions changed, contact us immediately.

When in jail, you need to know when you are going to be released. Parole opportunities can be few and far between, so it is important that when this opportunity arises, you get specialist legal representation.

Our team of specialist Criminal Solicitors are here to prepare a robust case and present a convincing argument to ensure that you have the best possible chance of success and qualify for release.

In solemn procedure, the court can sentence an accused to a period of up to five years in prison or impose a fine of any amount. In the summary procedure, the court can sentence an accused to a maximum period of twelve months and the maximum fine is £10,000.

The majority of cases heard in the Scottish Courts are classified as summary.
These cases include assault, theft, possession of drugs, breach of the peace and driving offences. Although not as serious as solemn crimes, they can still result in very serious outcomes including a lengthy prison sentence of up to 12 months.

Whatever the charges or allegations you’re facing, we can help

I was represented by Anna MacKay for an awkward criminal case and received an excellent and very professional service with great communication throughout the case. With a great result in the end and would highly recommend.


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Brilliant from start to finish. Sound advice with a better than expected outcome from me… If anyone is reading this, don’t hesitate with your reputation, give them a call.


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Top notch from start to finish gave me and my family peace of mind all the way through this horrible experience… would highly recommend this law firm.


From Google Reviews

Having a court case chopped and changed for 2 years getting no where, went with Scullion LAW for the last 3 months of my case and did not even need to go to court they where right to the point from the moment they took on my case and gave me peace of mind amazing team.


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