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Kris Buchanan, Director, is the Head of the Criminal Court Department and manages the day-to-day operations of the business.

Kris joined the firm as a trainee in 2011 and, under the tutelage of our Mr Scullion, has risen through the ranks successfully, culminating in his being made a Director in April 2018.

He is our dedicated road traffic specialist, acting for both individuals and businesses who have found themselves in trouble with the law. He has conducted and managed over 2500 Road Traffic matters since 2012, ranging from serious cases of causing death by dangerous or careless driving to more technical road traffic matters, such as speeding and drink driving. He boasts a wealth of specialist knowledge in road traffic and procedural matters that few can match, and as a result of this, he is regularly consulted by other solicitors and advocates for his expertise and wisdom in this area of law.  

Whether it’s a simple red-light offence or a more complex matter in front of the Traffic Commissioner, Kris’ attention to detail, enthusiastic personality, and willingness to go that extra mile have seen him gain popularity with clients. He has a tremendous amount of passion for the work he does and prides himself on providing his clients with simple and straightforward advice, whether it’s good or bad news. He is also particularly proud of the fact that he has lost only 1 Exceptional Hardship Proof since August 15, 2018! 

So if you are looking for someone to fight your corner and give you or your business the best chance of keeping you on the road, Kris is the man for you. 

As well as managing his caseload, Kris also has oversight over all solemn and summary cases within the office. He has the privilege of managing our team of brilliantly talented lawyers and support staff and ensuring our teams’ meticulous standards for preparation and presentation are met for every client.  

Under his stewardship, the department has grown significantly and allowed us to expand our base to cover all of Scotland. With a team of 5 solicitors regularly appearing in Courts throughout Scotland, we now boast one of the most formidable and experienced defence teams in the county, which in 2024 saw us ranked Tier 2 for Crime in Scotland by The Legal 500 and Band 1 for Crime in Chambers and Partners legal directory. 

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