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Criminal Law

For decades, Levy & McRae have been known as the premier private crime lawyers in Scotland. Our highly rated team has acted in many of the most high-profile and challenging cases and has a reputation for unrivalled case preparation and excellent court advocacy. 

In a time of crisis, we are on your side, guiding and leading you through the complexities of the criminal law. We provide a discreet and confidential service for those facing investigation or prosecution, with the aim of avoiding court proceedings and publicity. If court proceedings cannot be avoided our experienced and highly rated team of criminal law specialists will provide you with robust & effective court representation.


The private crime team is led by three Partners (two of whom are solicitor-advocates) who are all recommended by the Legal 500. They lead a team of senior associates, associates, solicitors, and support staff, providing an unrivalled offering in criminal defence.


  • Neil Hay
    Neil Hay
    Partner & Solicitor-Advocate
  • David McKie
    David McKie
    Senior Partner
  • Callum Anderson
    Callum Anderson
    Partner & Solicitor-Advocate
  • Andrew Seggie
    Andrew Seggie
    Senior Associate
  • Evana Ferguson
    Evana Ferguson
  • Christopher Shaw
    Christopher Shaw
  • Hannah Baxter
    Hannah Baxter
  • Ray Gribben
    Ray Gribben
    Legal Director
  • Iain Cahill
    Iain Cahill
    Senior Associate
  • Paul Anderson
    Paul Anderson
    Senior Associate
  • Hannah Fairbrother
    Hannah Fairbrother