Both Urfan Dar & Judith Hutchison, respected Solicitor Advocates have extensive experience in the fraud and financial crime sector, having been instructed in numerous cases over the years.
Urfan has been instructed as both Solicitor and Solicitor Advocate for high profile individuals, in complex financial fraud cases including cases involving the Bribery Act 2010, VAT fraud, carousel or MTIC (Missing Trader Intra Community) Fraud, the first money laundering prosecution in Scotland, a complex three accused high court trial that lasted nearly 7 years, financial embezzlement cases, benefits fraud cases, the first music file sharing prosecution in Scotland, intellectual property theft, counterfeiting and forgery cases including the first case in the UK where the use of animal DNA was used to prosecute an individual.
Judith spent her first 5 years working in construction before embarking upon a distinguished career at the Crown & Procurator Fiscal’s Office (“COPFS”). During that period she gained recognition as a robust litigator with exemplary advocacy skills. She was appointed a Senior Procurator Fiscal Depute gaining significant experience in both the summary and sheriff & jury unit and also spent time in the Edinburgh Unit dealing with Proceeds of Crime matters. Whilst within Glasgow she was a specialist prosecutor for wildlife and environmental crime; planning law contraventions and contraventions of Copyright Design & Patents Act offences. She received an award from the British Phonographic Industry for her dedication and professionalism in the preparation and prosecution of the first major bootleg distribution case in Scotland. Latterly, in recognition of her advocacy experience she was employed as a legal trainer at the Scottish Prosecution College providing advocacy training for Deputes in the Service having gained an accreditation as a National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) trainer.
Judith thereafter decided to take on a new challenge and as well as working as an independent criminal defence solicitor spent a period of time working for Berrymans Lace Maher LLP as a specialist solicitor in their Regulatory Crime Team providing expert advice in Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAI’s), Health & Safety prosecutions, specialist Road Traffic prosecutions and other regulatory crime. As a highly respected Criminal Solicitor Advocate specialising in Solemn Trials and the defence of regulatory prosecutions she has also been instructed as Junior Counsel in Scotland’s largest Serious & Organised Crime High Court Trial.
Whatever your criminal representation needs, we can offer a holistic range of services tailored to your needs. Our highly experienced team is recognised for its forensic attention to detail, skilled, and disciplined approach to the law. We adopt a friendly and approachable attitude but never compromise a robust and competitive approach to the law. Our solicitors are held in high regard by their peers who recognise their skills as accomplished and tactical litigators with exceptional advocacy skills. The firm are regularly instructed by professionals and other solicitors who recognise that we are the recommended law firm of choice for the astute client who wants the very best representation they can get. Sometimes our advice will be direct but rest assured you are in safe hands as we mean business and aim to achieve the best possible results in your case.
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