Client Testimonials 


Many thanks once again for your understanding, support and flexibility during this particularly stressful and difficult period for me; I sincerely appreciate it.” - PM

Dear Mr McAteer, I am so pleased with the result that you and your team got for me today at court. Please pass on my regards to your team as well, for their hard work and effort to secure such an amazing outcome. Another example of why your firm, is the best in the country.” - GD

I’m a solicitor based in a foreign jurisdiction and while on vacation in Scotland I faced criminal charges arising out of an incident. I contacted Beltrami & Co. as a result of their unparalleled reputation in the criminal sphere. Nicholas Nimmo dealt with my case and the end result was that all the charges were dropped. Clearing having a criminal conviction would have had a detrimental impact on my career. Throughout the 9 month process Nicholas was always available to guide me in relation to my case. Nichols was calm, frank, didn’t ‘sugar-coat’ matters and pragmatic throughout the process which I really appreciated. What I really valued the most was Nicholas’ ability to see where the case going and how he strategically managed the case which ultimately resulted in the charges being dropped. As part of my job I deal with solicitors on a day to day and Nicholas and his team are up there with the very best. I’d have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nicholas and the Beltrami team.” - JQ, Testimonial for Nicholas Nimmo

"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.” - Testimonial for Alistair McGarvey

Thanks very much and I would like to say that Simon was really good” - Testimonial for Simon Whyte

I would like to thank you very much for your measured and professional approach throughout this process.  Also for your sensitivity to the emotional impact this has had on me and reining me in when I was catastrophizing” - Testimonial for Gary McAteer 

"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 practising 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

"I cannot recommend this firm or Craig Broadley HIGHLY enough. From the start Craig was honest and listened to me and all correspondence I sent to him was read and then discussed with me, he was so easy to talk to and that was really important for me as I had been let down badly by other solicitors, I wish we used you from the start, I spoke with Craig on so many occasions. If I called and he was not available he would call back, communication was exceptional, he explained how he would proceed with the case and he made me feel at ease. The case was complicated to some degree and the outcome he got was exceptional acquitted. I would advise everyone to use this firm. They know what they are doing, they are there for you, will listen and do everything they can for you. I know we will be using Craig Broadley again, thank you Craig you were fantastic and we will never use anyone other than you or the company." -  J 

I highly recommend Beltrami & Company Solicitors. A highly professional organisation. After several highly serious allegations where made against myself, it was recommended that I should approach this firm. How right this was proven to be! Nicolas Nimmo was appointed as my point of contact and guided me through all aspects of my case, his profile truly describes this gentleman well. Mr Simon Whyte was also appointed as my solicitor advocate. Listening from the dock as he spoke I remember thinking ‘I’m pleased he’s on my side.’ At the preliminary stages of court proceedings Mr Henry was also introduced as the third member of the team. Thanks to the work, dedication and preparation carried out by every individual named above and those that worked behind the scenes leading up to and during the trial, I was completely exonerated on all charges and acquitted. I truly struggle to express in words my thanks to everyone at Beltrami & Co. Again, I highly recommend this firm and the services they provide.” - SM

Your company is both professional and actively helpful, a rarity in any profession.” - ED

Nicholas Nimmo was my legal representative during a civil case against my university. I can not praise his professionalism and actions enough during a very difficult time for myself. He invested loads of effort in to my personal statement and was also a calming influence during the tribunal itself. It was clear he was extremely experienced in this area. Due to this, it led to me receiving a great outcome and I would highly recommend him to anyone who requires expert legal services of these kind.”

“I am very happy with the outcome and cannot thank Mr Nimmo enough for his efforts. As a whole I am very happy with how my case was handled and thank you all very much for your help.” - BM - Criminal Defence

Just like to say many thanks to Nicholas Nimmo for his very hard work in court don’t know what I would have done without Beltrami by my side the false allegation against me was horrible and Nicholas Nimmo proved this in court in a very professional manner leaving the lies to reveal themselves highly recommend this fantastic company for moving forward with your life many thanks” - BL - Criminal Defence

“Alistair McGarvey was very good. The representation was very good. He was brilliant.” - AS - Road Traffic Matter - dispute with a cyclist

“Presentation by Gary McAteer in court was especially good” - AS - Assault

“Gary McAteer was different class”. “ Gary McAteer’s knowledge and communication and way he represents himself honestly was like a class act. His knowledge was unrivalled as well”.

“Beltrami as a firm were very professional and you conducted yourself in the right way”. “Gary McAteer was a class act, a really good lawyer who I would recommend to anyone”. - SW - Assault

“Service we received was excellent. Top marks for the service we received”.

“I would base this on Gary McAteer’s expertise in the area of the law that I required advice on. I always felt a huge degree of comfort even when the matter was uncomfortable. Gary, in particular, and the team in general were highly competent in the field and kept me advised in the progress throughout”.

“In terms of preparation I was very impressed at the way P was called in by yourselves and prepared and given homework to do. I was also very impressed by the way Gary could communicate to me and my wife as well…I think the number one priority was P and the fact that he was thoroughly prepared and ready for what he had to go through. That would be, for me, the most important thing”.

“The legal work was very good, but the extra value was in managing the client, my son, and myself”. - B and P  - Rape Acquittal

“Communication with Mr McAteer was very good. He was pro active but also sensitive and understanding”. - AR

“To Mr McAteerI can’t thank you and Beltrami enough for all your hard work this year. I have finally got my life back. Thank you!” - PMcC

"I met Simon at the lowest moment of my professional career. He was able to provide clarity to an extremely complex set of circumstances. His advice was incisive and his attention to detail was extraordinary. His calm demeanour meant that I was able to concentrate on the issues that really mattered. I am happy to recommend his services to anyone in difficulty."

"I couldn't have coped without the encouragement and wise counsel of Simon Whyte. Nothing was too much bother for him and he showed personal attention in an age of increasingly impersonal technology. His responses were timely and very well argued. In short, first class!"

Written Transcript:

Gary McAteer: Can I ask you what’s the difference between a good lawyer and the lawyer you had originally?

Client: Well, you’re the good lawyer. The one that I previously, in retrospect, weren’t greatly interested in what happened to me. I felt that they didn’t research if my behaviour was indeed a crime. They didn’t consider whether my police statement would be able to be called as evidence because of the Cadder ruling. I felt they were just quite happy for me to plead guilty then wash their hands of it.

Gary McAteer: What impact did that have on you?

Client: It wasn’t until later when I realised various things about legal procedures etc. that I became concerned about the way they handled my case compared it to the way that Beltrami handled it.

*All recordings are authentic and haven't been rehearsed nor scripted

"I found the level of representation that I received from Beltrami & Co through Alan Gravelle to be outstanding from our first initial consultation to the successful conclusion of my trial.

Throughout an experience which was deeply traumatic and distressing for my partner and I Mr Gravelle maintained the highest possible professional standards and showed an unswerving commitment to my case. At all times I was made to feel that my case and circumstances were the highest priority for Mr Gravelle and he was readily available to me, responding very quickly to any requests for meetings and to other communications.

Mr Gravelle consistently displayed a meticulous attention to detail throughout my case and this, combined with his industry and commitment, was a key factor in ensuring that justice was served for me.

The nature of my case meant that both my reputation and professional standing were at risk, thus this was a highly emotional period for me. However, Mr Gravelle displayed both an impressive level of emotional intelligence when working with me and showed a very swift ability to understand me as a person and thus the most effective way to steer me through a difficult experience.

Mr Gravelle at all times provided us with the best possible representation and service and therefore I would recommend Beltrami & Co solicitors." - BK

“Callum, I am absolutely delighted at your performance and your grasp of the key facts which led to acquittal. I would like to thank you for your professionalism , diligence and excellent defence and would have no hesitation recommending you and Beltrami for any defence requirements. Thanks again”

“Callum, thanks for your work and support with this, your professionalism, knowledge and preparation in the matter were excellent and I would 100% recommend you, your colleagues, and your firm to anyone”

“Gary, just wished to say how much I appreciate your professionalism and support. Especially your humanity.”

"I wanted to express my thanks and gratitude for the service and support given to me by Alan Gravelle. I would never have got through this process without his help and knowledge. As you will no doubt be aware there was a decision given of not guilty due to lack of evidence. This was largely down to the professionalism and expertise of Alan and for that I will be eternally grateful. I felt it important to let you know that Alan is a huge credit to his profession and massive asset to Beltrami & Co. Ltd. His professionalism and attention to detail is second to none and I have no doubt he will continue to impact his clients lives in a positive way. Once again thank you so much for your services and I wish you all the best in the future I am just thankful I now have one". 

“Finding myself the subject of an investigation lasting several months, I was left feeling shocked, alone and disorientated. Gary McAteer immediately established expectations and provided reassurance on how to proceed. He continually impressed with the depth and extent of his knowledge of the law and legal procedures, and provided effective counsel with care and wisdom. Mr McAteer demonstrated a client focused professionalism at all times and possesses the personal characteristics of warmth and concern. I would recommend Gary McAteer without reservation”

“Thank you to Callum Hiller and the staff at Beltrami , I cannot thank you enough , Callum did a fantastic job, I was very nervous, I'm so glad I came to yourselves”

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Beltrami and 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 today to find out more.