Anna MacKay, Associate, joined the firm in 2020 at Associate level in recognition of her experience and ability as a criminal defence solicitor. She trained as a prosecutor with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, which involved roles in the Media and Communications Team, Appeals Unit, High Court Unit and National Sexual Crimes Unit. She also spent 12 months based in Edinburgh Procurator Fiscal Office, prosecuting all cases in the summary courts and case marking of summary and solemn business. She was seconded to the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague, where she assisted the Prosecutor in the case of Haradinaj et al – the first re-trial to be held in an international criminal court.
Anna has specialised in criminal defence since qualifying in 2012, where she initially developed her court craft under the mentoring of a part-time Sheriff and Solicitor Advocate. She thereafter developed her reputation with an award winning Legal 500 firm, Messrs Bridge Litigation. She has a breadth of experience defending in summary and solemn proceedings across Scotland, having conducted over 80 Sheriff and Jury trials across the central belt. A confident litigator, Anna fights to achieve the best outcome for every client in every case. She also has extensive experience in drafting and arguing legal submissions. She is confident in managing the interests of the firm alongside those of the client and the court, and is a strong team player, with a personable approach to client care.
With the introduction of the new domestic abuse legislation in Scotland in recent years, Anna has developed a specialist interest in this area of criminal defence. She has delivered in house Continuing Professional Development training on the new legislation, and has seen a growth in her own ‘domestic’ client base in recent months. In response to the challenges thrown at domestic relationships during the pandemic, Anna is developing her specialism in this field, and is working closely with the firm’s family law department to ensure a holistic approach to client care is given to those finding themselves in the challenging position of relationship breakdown.
Anna regularly receives positive feedback from clients: –
Rebecca (February 2021) on trustpilot “This is my second time using Scullion Law to represent me (after the success of my first case) and I have to say their service is excellent =. I have had the pleasure of being assigned Anna MacKay as the solicitor on my current case and I have found her to be warm, friendly, matter of fact and reassuring. Prior to employing their services I had several phone conversations with Kris Buchanan who is one of the firms Directors. Kris was very generous with his time in giving me advice regarding my case, what options were available to me and also reassuring at a time when I was frankly scared at the potential implications against me. I would definitely recommend Scullion LAW for their supportive, practical and efficient representation”.
Katherine (April 2021) “Best Service. I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Scullion Law. From my first telephone call for advice I felt supported and valued. You have kept me fully updated at all times, which hasn’t been easy during Covid times, All staff have been efficient and polite throughout our contact with prompt response to my many questions. I would like to mention Anna McKay in particular who represented me in court. Thank you Anna for your constant support and advice personally as well as your professionalism in court.”
Richard (April 2021) Anna exclusively prepared and conducted Mr Warren’s case from the initial enquiry to conclusion: “I am extremely glad that I chose Scullion Law to get me out of a very awkward situation. I was extremely well represented and supported and ended up with the best outcome that was possible. I would recommend anyone to use Scullion Law for guidance and representation of the highest quality.”
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