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About Beltrami & Company, Glasgow’s Award Winning Criminal Lawyers

Having acted in more than 150,000 cases in 60 years in every court in Scotland, the firm boasts a wealth of legal knowledge and expertise, particularly in the field of criminal law, employing creative legal thinkers to interpret the law and provide imaginative legal problem solving techniques.

The lawyers that other lawyers recommend

Our team is led by Gary McAteer. Comprising 4 Solicitor Advocates, 1 Queens Counsel and 9 Solicitors along with qualified support staff, we boast unrivalled criminal defence expertise.

In a career spanning over 30 years, Gary McAteer has handled every single type of case in criminal law. Murray Macara QC is a consultant and an enormously experienced and universally respected Solicitor Advocate.

Recognition & Awards

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Law Awards didn’t exist until the last 10 years. But ever since their introduction, Beltrami & Company has featured, either as a nominee for the top prizes for criminal law or on many occasions the winner of such prizes. These awards are backed up by peer review, as are the main legal directories which are researched before firms are ranked. We are frequently ranked number 1 by these directories.

Beltrami & Company have been finalists for over 52 different awards within the area of criminal law and we have won 18 major awards, including the main awards of Criminal Law Firm of the Year and Criminal Lawyer of the Year, and more recently in 2016 we were the Sector Winners of Finance Monthly Global Awards for Criminal Law.

In both 2015 and 2016, the firm won Criminal Law Firm of the Year - find out more about this award here

"Beltrami & Co, which is a strong practice, has upheld its first-class reputation by advising and representing on a variety of complex criminal issues. Murray Macara and Gary McAteer are greatly valued for their versatile skills."

"Beltrami & Co's stellar reputation for criminal defence work continues to earn Legal 500's top placement in Glasgow. The two big names at the firm are Gary McAteer, Solicitor Advocate and Murray Macara, now a QC."

We are in the top tier in the prestigious UK Chambers directory. Chambers describes us a ‘highly regarded’ criminal law practice with ‘deep roots’ in the Glasgow criminal defence community. They also note our expertise in handling murder/homicide cases, defending violent crime and our expertise in the growing and fast-moving field of sectarian crime.

The Herald ranked Murray Macara at number 1 in its list of criminal practitioners across Scotland, Gary McAteer was ranked third. This is an astonishing achievement as no other criminal firm in Scotland had more than one partner ranked in the top 5, and reflects the high regard that Beltrami and Company enjoys across the country.

The UK Legal 500 place us in their top tier for crime, fraud and licensing law and note that we enjoy “An unrivalled reputation in Glasgow”.

We are the criminal lawyers other lawyers recommend. No matter how serious an offence you have been charged with, Beltrami & Company have the skills and expertise to defend you.

Contact Beltrami & Company

Beltrami & Company offer a high quality service to all clients, whether the case is legal aided or privately funded. Clients can be assured of complete confidentiality and discretion.

Beltrami & Company are conveniently based near Glasgow city centre but operate throughout Scotland. The firm offers a 24-hour, 365-day a year service for clients in police custody.  Any calls to our offices out with normal business hours can be dealt with by an experienced solicitor. Contact us here or complete our online enquiry form here.

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