alistair mcgarvey

Senior Solicitor

Tel: 0141 429 2262 
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Alistair brings expertise in civil law and experience of the civil courts to Beltrami & Co.  He began training and practising as a Solicitor immediately after graduating from the Glasgow Graduate School of Law in 2009.  His skill and expertise has been recognised by his appointment at Strathclyde University as a tutor in Civil Litigation on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.  

Practice Areas

With Beltrami & Co, Alistair undertakes a balance of work in both civil and criminal law.  His criminal litigation practice includes client representation at Justice of the Peace, Sheriff Court Summary, Sheriff Court Solemn and High Court levels.

Alistair's versatility takes him beyond the sheriff court and is best demonstrated by having litigated all over Scotland in a variety of tribunal settings as well as in front of professional regulatory committees.

Alistair has a wealth of experience in representing the interests of the small and medium-sized enterprise. He is proficient in managing the broad range of issues which can affect commercial entities in today's market place. He is skilled in matters concerning contracts, employment, licensing, health and safety, payment disputes, debt recovery and much more.

Alistair also exhibits prowess in all aspects of child and family law. He is adept at ensuring that your financial interests and your parental rights and responsibilities are respected by the courts. His practice ranges from contact and residence disputes in the sheriff court and to instructing junior and senior counsel in multi-million pound divorce actions in the Court of Session.

Alistair's interest extends to wider issues which might affect you and your family. He is available to be instructed in relation to property and land disputes in addition to matters such as guardianships, powers of attorney, wills, trusts and executries.

  • Instructing Solicitor in the High Court of Justiciary
  • Instructing Solicitor in the Court of Session (Inner & Outer House)
  • Sheriff Court
  • Fatal Accident Inquiry
  • Employment Tribunal
  • Immigration Tribunal
  • Scottish Social Services Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • University Senate Student Conduct Committee
  • Children’s Hearings
  • Licensing Board
  • Law Society of Scotland
  • Civil Litigation Tutor on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Strathclyde University
  • LL.B, University of Edinburgh
  • Dip L P., Glasgow Graduate School of Law
  • Notary Public

"I recently went through a difficult period when I was under investigation by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). The process was protracted and stressful, lasting over a year before concluding. This ordeal coincided with personal health and job-related challenges, compounding my anxiety and distress. During this trying time, I was fortunate to have the support of Mr. McGarvey from Beltrami & Company Solicitors. His expert advice was invaluable from start to finish. Mr. McGarvey's meticulous approach and deep understanding of my case's specifics were crucial in preventing it from going to a panel hearing. I am profoundly appreciative of Mr. McGarvey's unique blend of professionalism, skill, and steadfast support throughout one of the most tumultuous times in my life. His dedication to my case and his adept handling of the legal intricacies were exceptional. I highly recommend Mr. McGarvey and Beltrami & Company Solicitors, a firm that stands out for its commitment to clients and its ability to navigate complex legal situations, to anyone in a similar predicament. Thanks to Mr. McGarvey's exceptional efforts, my case was resolved without a panel hearing, which was a significant relief. This outcome allows me to move forward with my life and career, a prospect that seemed uncertain during the investigation. I am deeply grateful for his unwavering commitment and the excellent service provided by Beltrami & Company Solicitors." - Anonymous

"I have to write to thank you for your great assistance with my legal problem. You were easy to talk to and made legal phrases and words understandable.  Your plan of action was cleverly processed and had the best results achievable. Very well done!  You are a credit to your company and a superb lawyer.  I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone with legal problems." - Anonymous

"Alistair helped me address a professional regulatory matter which arose from difficulties in my personal life. He helped me to understand in detail how professional regulators assess cases and supported me to self disclose, even though there had been no professional complaints arising and the issue was from my private life. With Alistair's support, I took the decision to disclose highly sensitive personal information to my regulator and he supported communications with them throughout. This was a terrifying period with what felt like the biggest decisions I'd ever made and the potential to bring a flourishing career down around me. Alistair's advice ultimately resulted in my regulator taking no action against me and I now have the freedom to move on with my life, knowing that I have addressed the issue and it will not re-emerge in later life. I can't thank Alistair and Beltrami enough for the support and advice they have provided to me over the last 14 months and would recommend them to anyone in need of advice in addressing professional regulatory matters." - Testimonial for Alistair McGarvey

"Mr McGarvey took on a very difficult case, where it wasn't clear what area of law would be best suitable.
Alistair gave me professional advice and efficiently actioned my requests. Due to nature of the case, Mr McGarvey had to consult his external sources, which helped the successful outcome of my case." - Testimonial for Alistair McGarvey

"Dear Mr McGarvey, I wish to convey my thanks and appreciation for a great job well done and for arriving to a satisfactory conclusion with my case. You were very helpful and gave great advice and always answered any questions I had. You also dealt with any issues very promptly which was fantastic. I would highly recommend your services." - Anonymous

"I write with great thanks for the professionalism and support shown by Alan Gravelle, Alistair McGarvey and Beltrami support staff over the last two years. I was removed from the nursing register by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) governing body and was not allowed to practice as a nurse, leaving me at an all time low both personally and professionally. Having appraised the NMC hearing outcome, Allan Gravelle recommended that I appeal the NMC decision. With Beltrami & Co representation, six weeks later I was restored to the NMC register, which allowed me to continue practicing as a nurse. Eventually the decision on NMC charges were quashed on appeal, leaving me with a 35 year unblemished record. The empathy, compassion and support given throughout this process has been beyond words and I will be forever grateful to Allan and the Beltrami & Co team. ." – Anonymous

"Alistair McGarvey was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. Two years ago, I was reported by my former employer to SSSC. I was broken and I knew I could not do this on my own. I needed legal counsel to help me articulate my thoughts, prove my case and prevent me from taking the blame for the failures of my former employer. Today, I am in a better position than I was two years ago. Alistair, I want to thank you very much for your services and for bringing my case to a successful conclusion." – SA

"Beltrami and Company were recommended to me approximately 5 years ago, when I found myself the subject of a criminal and professional investigation. Once the criminal investigation was concluded I was referred to Alistair McGarvey, who specialises in professional conduct hearings as I was subject to proceedings on the grounds of gross misconduct.

One of the most unexpected things for me was how complex and legal in nature and language the whole process is and especially the actual Conduct Hearing itself. I would never have been able to represent myself in such a forum. My impression of Mr. McGarvey throughout the SSSC proceedings has been of someone who is very professional, efficient and knowledgeable in this arena.

Mr. McGarvey dealt with all the documentation and legal aspects of my case. He was direct and open about possible outcomes, his view on how the case should be conducted and the costs involved. During the Hearing, he was extremely well prepared, informed and supportive. I could never have managed the process without his representation.

The outcome was substantially more positive than I had originally expected and I retained my registration. This I solely attribute to Mr. McGarvey and his skill in preparing and presenting my case. I am delighted with the result. I would highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves subject to conduct proceedings by their professional body." – SS

"Alistair McGarvey provided me with legal services including representation and counsel regarding an investigation by a professional body.

Alistair exhibited an exceptional level of diligence when reviewing evidence and provided sound advice which led to a successful outcome in difficult circumstances. Had I not instructed Alistair I would not be in the position I am today.

I would recommend Alistair to anyone who is facing the difficulties of a legal matter be it criminal, civil, or regarding an investigation. Thanks again Alistair, your help is very much appreciated. " – RC

"Whilst, as you said; you were just doing your job, we want you to know, and perhaps reach a little deeper in your thoughts in order to acknowledge the impact you have had on us and our lives.

On first meeting with you, and thereafter, you were compassionate, caring, genuine, and above all professional and honest. You carried this sincerity throughout every meeting we had, including court attendance and when awaiting decisions by the Judge.

Your endeavors, have kept our family together, and for that we feel truly blessed. Our future now has chances and choices that we may not have had without your efforts." - FM

"We were grateful for the work Alistair undertook in representing our son in a challenging case, where, out of the possible outcomes, he achieved the most advantageous, ensuring justice was done. He handled the case professionally and with considerable sensitivity, presenting a complex background to the incident with clarity." - AA

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