Criminal Appeals

Paterson Bell has an outstanding reputation as a law firm which specialises in criminal conviction and sentence appeals.

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

Paterson Bell has an outstanding reputation as a law firm which specialises in criminal conviction and sentence appeals. Our head of Criminal Appeals Iain M. Paterson is one of Scotland’s leading appellate lawyers.

We provide advice and representation for any appeals against a miscarriage of justice. Cases appealed from the Justice of the peace court and the summary Sheriff Court are heard in the Sheriff Appeal court based in Edinburgh.

If you were convicted on indictment in the Sheriff Court or convicted in the High Court the appeal is to the Court of Criminal Appeal. We deal with hundreds of appeals every year, many are successful.

Our dedicated team of criminal appeal specialists can assist you with the whole process. Time limits are short in appeals. Please act quickly. Do not delay in contacting us.

We can provide full advice regarding a conviction or sentence appeal. We can attend prisons to take instructions from your family member who is serving a sentence, (subject to him or her contacting our office directly).

How we can help

We can apply for legal advice and assistance and Legal Aid for appeals. Please request this when contacting our office

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Contact Iain M. Paterson, by telephone: +44 (0)131 225 6111 or by email: crime@patersonbell.co.uk for an initial free consultation in the strictest of confidence.