Criminal Defence Team

Our team of criminal defence lawyers are here to put you at ease and provide confidential and impartial advice.

Whatever your circumstances, our team of criminal defence lawyers are here to put you at ease and provide confidential and impartial advice. You’ll find out more about each member of our team below and for any follow up enquiries either call us or use our enquiry form.

  • Iain M Paterson LLB Dip LP NP SSC

    Senior Solicitor Advocate

    Iain has specialised in criminal defence for over 20 years. Iain has been accredited as a senior solicitor advocate by the Law Society of Scotland & represents individuals and companies in the High Court of Judiciary and the Court of Criminal Appeal.

  • David Bell LLB Dip LP


    David has been a qualified solicitor for approximately 15 years and has specialised in criminal defence for almost all of his career. A hard worker who has expert knowledge covering a broad spectrum of criminal cases, he has fought and won many jury trials.

  • Martin McGuire LLB Dip LP


    Martin works principally in the Sheriff Court and has a fantastic work ethic. He believes in justice and fairness to all. He has a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of criminal law. His knowledge of case law ensures that the right result occurs.

  • Katrina Clark LLB Dip LP


    Katrina is a tough lawyer with a fierce cross examination technique. Her goal is to win as many cases as possible and, as a result, preparation is her buzzword. Katrina never knows when to quit. Katrina enjoys appearing at Cupar Sheriff Court her local area court.

  • Danielle Varela


    Danielle has experience in preparing large High court cases. She appeared regularly in Glasgow Sheriff court dealing with summary cases and Sheriff and Jury trials. She enjoys making sure that every aspect of the case is prepared and ready in time for court.

  • Maureen Bell

    Legal Executive

    Maureen is in charge of our criminal appeals unit in Edinburgh. We are instructed by over 100 law firms to assist them in their appeal work in Edinburgh. Maureen has an extensive knowledge of criminal appeals built up over the last 30 years.

  • Lynsay Magro LLB Dip LP


    Lynsay has specialised in criminal defence throughout her career. She has been involved in a number of complex and challenging High Court cases. Lynsay can advise regarding International Arrest warrants, plus all other aspects of Scottish police prosecutions outside Scotland.