Levy & McRae’s Criminal Law Department continues to go from strength to strength with the incorporation of another top private criminal law team. Solicitor-Advocate Neil Hay brings with him his core legal team of Associate Solicitor Andrew Seggie and Legal Team PA Michelle McKinnon from one of Scotland’s foremost private criminal law firms. The move is part of Levy & McRae’s ongoing commitment to delivering the highest client service. The new team will be Edinburgh-based but will work across the whole of Scotland and throughout the United Kingdom. The hire also means that the firm has a stronger presence in London where they hope to extend their links further.
A specialist in private criminal law, Neil Hay has a long professional association with the firm that goes back almost 25 years and has worked in partnership with the Levy & McRae on a number of cases. He specialises in all aspects of criminal law, including complex regulatory crime, fraud and financial crime, historical allegations and road traffic cases; he is particularly highly regarded for his expertise in defending serious sexual and domestic crime cases. Neil has an extensive high-net-worth individual caseload and is trusted by referral firms from across the UK, including magic circle firms, to handle some of the most complex and demanding reputational cases in and out of court – for individuals, organisations and corporations alike.
Andrew Seggie specialises in all areas of criminal law including domestic abuse offences, sexual offences, assault, offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act, road traffic offences and proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Like Neil too, Andrew’s work often involves the most challenging cross-jurisdictional matters and historical allegations.
The firm also announced the promotion of Ray Gribben to Legal Director.
David McKie, Senior Partner, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Neil and his team to Levy & McRae. Our firm has a long history of undertaking high quality criminal defence work and Neil’s reputation is exemplary in that field. I am particularly delighted too that we are opening in Edinburgh for the first time I’d like to congratulate Ray too on his well deserved promotion’
Neil Hay said: ‘It is a great pleasure to join the team at Levy & McRae. It is a firm I have known and admired for many years and look forward to developing my practice in exciting and vibrant legal firm’