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Criminal Law Services for People in the Professions

We act for all members of society and frequently members of the professions listed below:-

  • Lawyers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Police
  • Accountants
  • Opticians
  • Dentists
  • Social workers
  • Armed Forces / Military (including Courts Martial)

Our other services include:

No human being is immune from the possibility of being inveigled into the criminal justice system, whether or not they have committed any act of misconduct.

Unlike other members of society however, the consequences for these people, you, are more far reaching and severe when it comes to their membership of their professions.

This can be for something which can be quite minor and often is including crimes of shoplifting, domestic disorder or violence, minor assault, acts of alleged dishonesty. Of course it can also include allegations which are much more serious. It is likely to include disciplinary proceedings before the disciplinary body or appearance at criminal court. It is often the case that the lawyers who are recommended by the union or association of insurers for such professionals are not accustomed to conducting work of this nature in court. Many of these lawyers refer cases to us when they realise they are out of their depth. Accordingly, it is frequently the case that we are often asked to act for such individuals in all types of cases.

You may often find that you will also have insurance cover for costs which can cover our costs.

Why Beltrami?

Beltrami & Company are an award-winning firm of specialist criminal law practitioners. The firm has been highly regarded amongst its peers for six decades providing a professional, dedicated and astute range of legal services across Scotland and beyond.

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

Our team are led by Gary McAteer and Murray Macara QC. Comprising 4 solicitor advocates and 8 solicitors along with qualified support staff, we boast unrivalled criminal defence expertise.

Murray Macara QC is an enormously experienced and universally respected solicitor advocate. Mr Macara defends clients accused of murder and serious sexual offences including rape and historic sexual offences and has a wider practice which includes defending those accused of money laundering, offences under the proceeds of crime and cases involving the supply of drugs and offences under the misuse of drugs act.

In a career spanning 32 years, Gary McAteer has handled every single type of case in criminal law. Gary handles cases involving violent crime and serious sexual offences. He is well respected for his expertise in skilfully all types of case.

We are ranked number one by a variety of different peer-reviewed organisations. We are in the top tier in the prestigious 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 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 and company have the skills and expertise to defend you.

Contact Beltrami & Company

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.

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