Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors, with an unparalleled reputation in all types of criminal work. The Criminal Litigation Practice Unit comprises a large team of specialist criminal defence lawyers, at various levels of experience.
In many instances, the firm’s work begins with a detention: a client being taken into police custody, often for interview. Solicitors provide initial advice to clients, whether by phone or in person, before attending for the interview itself. For many clients, police stations are uncomfortable, alien places, and interviews can be extremely stressful. Having good quality advice and robust support from a solicitor can be crucial.
As the police work round the clock, so do we. Our emergency service, which can be contacted on 0141 429 8166, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, including on public holidays.
Our team provides a high quality service from the start of a criminal investigation to its satisfactory conclusion. We explain and guide clients through the initial stages of an enquiry and prosecution, and professionally represent them at all stages of the criminal court process. Where necessary, we can call on in-house solicitor-advocates (who have the right to appear in the High Court of Justiciary, the Criminal Appeal Court and the UK Supreme Court) and a strong network of external counsel. We also have access to a comprehensive range of recognised expert witnesses.
The firm offers both legal aid and competitive private charging arrangements. Criminal allegations often have a major impact on the accused person’s life, and it is essential to get strong and effective representation. Whether the client is a company director facing a fraud allegation, or a young person facing a disorder charge after a football match, we guarantee the best possible service and support.
We are one of the country’s largest criminal defence firms for a reason. To find out more, contact our team on 0141 429 8166 or by completing our online contact form.
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.
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.