Clients Outside Scotland

Paterson Bell has an outstanding reputation as a law firm which specialises in criminal defence.

Being accused of a crime you did not do is terrible, but there can be nothing worse than being accused then convicted for a crime you did not commit. Our job is to put those wrongs right. If you have been convicted in a Scottish court and you consider that you are a victim of a miscarriage of justice, you can appeal. If you have been sentenced and it is wrong, you can appeal. We specialise in appeals. We can help you fight the conviction or sentence. We are successful in many appeals every year.

Criminal Defence Solicitors for Non UK Nationals

If you are being investigated about a crime by the Scottish Police or by the Scottish prosecuting authorities we can help you.

We can provide advice regarding any criminal charge and attend police interviews with you. We can advise you prior to police involvement.

We provide advice about murder, rape, sexual crimes, assault, bribery, fraud, financial crime, theft, drugs offences (importation or supply of all drugs including cocaine, heroin, cannabis, ecstasy, amphetamine, methamphetamine), crimes against the environment, health and safety, maritime/shipping offences, fishing offences.

We can provide full court representation for any crime in any Scottish Court.

All of our lawyers specialise in criminal defence.

The criminal Courts in Scotland are at levels depending upon the nature of the allegation. The Justice of the Peace court deals with minor road traffic infringements and minor crime. The Sheriff Court deals with more serious allegations of criminality or statutory breaches. The High Court deals with the most serious of allegations of criminality. We have lawyers who appear in all courts on a daily basis.

How we can help

We have a team of experts available to us to assist in the investigation and advice regarding any serious criminal allegation. No case is too big nor too small, we understand the fear that any allegation can bring

If you need help we are here for you, we can arrange an interpreter and all documentation would be interpreted into your language.

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Contact David Bell or Martin McGuire for free and confidential advice about how we can help you, by telephone: +44(0)159 264 6600 or by email: