Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors, with an unparalleled reputation for complex fraud and other forms of corporate and white-collar criminality. The firm has been involved in many leading Scottish criminal cases in recent years, including the Coulson perjury trial and the Rangers fraud prosecution.
In addition, members of the Fraud, Corporate and Regulatory Department have assisted company directors (including FTSE100), companies, charities and private individuals in relation to allegations of general crime, complex fraud, breaches of financial services legislation, Bribery Act contraventions and health and safety infringements. Livingstone Brown is rated a leading firm in the 2020 Legal 500 Directory, and Top Rated in the 2020 Chambers Directory.
The firm is particularly well placed to deal with complex fraud and other financial crime cases. Stuart Munro, the department head, has dealt with some of the largest fraud investigations and prosecutions that have been conducted in Scotland. Stuart is recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers. He is described as a 'tremendously hard worker who always thinks outside the box.' Particular features of the firm's service include:
Our team comprises several highly experienced solicitors, all of whom have spent their careers working in criminal law. The firm has extensive experience of working on cases alongside other advisors, such as English solicitors who are dealing with related civil proceedings, often involving the drafting of common interest privilege agreements. Workplans and estimates can be quickly prepared for insurers. If you need guidance in any of the below areas, get in touch with our criminal defence team today:
The firm is mindful of the reputational and professional consequences that can arise through allegations of financial crime. We routinely engage with specialists in reputation and crisis management, as well as media advisors. Where appropriate, early intervention can be critical – the firm has had success in persuading the Crown not to bring proceedings in a number of significant financial crime cases.
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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.