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Criminal Defence

A leading defence firm, here for you when it matters the most.

Criminal Defence Lawyers Glasgow & London 

Established over thirty years ago, Livingstone Brown is one of Scotland's leading criminal defence firms.  The firm is one of the few to offer both full service criminal court defence alongside specialist support in financial and white-collar cases.  That mix allows clients to benefit from:

  • A large team of experienced lawyers
  • Unparalleled evidential analysis techniques
  • Strong relationships with senior advocates
  • Robust and effective court representation

Our team

The team is headed by Stuart Munro, a criminal lawyer of over twenty-five years' standing.  Stuart routinely acts for senior professionals and prominent individuals in financial crime prosecutions and connected litigations.  Amongst other clients, he has successfully represented bankers, insolvency practitioners, media organisations, politicians, lawyers and FTSE 100 directors.  He is a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Criminal Law Committee. 

Other senior lawyers in team include Gerard Brown CBE and Paul Mullen, both of whom are solicitor advocates, giving them the right to appear in the High Court of Justiciary. 

What we do

The firm provides robust and effective advice at all points in the criminal justice process. Examples include:

  • Initial investigations: assisting clients with applications to set aside search warrants, or with extradition proceedings
  • Police interviews: Stuart Munro and Paul Mullen have undergone specialist European SUPRALAT training in police interview techniques; clients are routinely represented at interviews
  • Prosecution decision making: representations to the Crown leading to decisions not to prosecute
  • Criminal prosecutions: strong and assertive defence of proceedings at the pre-trial and trial stages
  • Post-prosecution: advising on appeals, confiscation, parole and other applications
  • Wider implications: helping with media and reputation management, advising on defamation and related civil proceedings

Read our blog 'The Future of Justice is Coming Sooner Than You Think'.

Contact our criminal defence lawyers in Glasgow & London today 

As Scottish lawyers, Livingstone Brown helps clients who come into contact with the Scottish criminal justice system.  The firm conducts cases across the country, but its clients come from all parts of the UK and beyond. 

To find out more, contact us on 0141 429 8166 or complete our online enquiry form.

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About us

Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.

If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.

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Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.

The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.

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