Paterson Bell Solicitors have an outstanding reputation as a law firm which specialises in criminal conviction and sentence appeals. Our head of Criminal Appeals, Iain Paterson, is one of Scotland’s leading appellate lawyers.
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 the conviction. If you have been sentenced and it is wrong, you can appeal. We specialise in appeal cases. We can help you fight the conviction or sentence. We are successful in many appeals every year.
Criminal Appeals Solicitors
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, and many are successful.
Our dedicated team of criminal appeal specialists can assist you with the whole appeals process. Time limits are short in appeals, so please act quickly. Do not delay in contacting us. We can provide full expert advice regarding a conviction or sentence appeal. We can attend prisons to take instructions from any family member who is serving a sentence, (subject to him or her contacting our office directly).
Paterson Bell Solicitors are also on the Legal 500 list for Recommended Criminal Lawyers in Scotland.
Experts in Criminal Appeals
Please contact Paterson Bell Solicitors in the strictest confidence and we will meet with you to discuss your case.