Murder and Culpable Homicide
Murder carries a sentence of life imprisonment and is prosecuted exclusively in the High Court.
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I have during my career represented many individuals accused of murder in the High Court in my capacity as a solicitor advocate. I have been involved in the preparation and investigation of many murder cases. I offer an experienced, dedicated and professional service at all stages of a prosecution for murder from the initial police interview, through the extensive investigation and the conduct of what can often be a lengthy and high-profile trial.
There can be no more serious a matter than one which may result in the permanent loss of liberty.
The answer requires legal analysis and is often misunderstood. I will provide you with a suitable appraisal and advise on the prospects of success to ensure that you can make suitably informed decisions.
Expert advice and legal assistance is required immediately upon detention for any offence and preferably before any police interview is conducted as admissions made during such an interview can significantly affect any possible defence.
I am registered to provide criminal legal assistance by the Scottish Legal Aid Board and can provide advice on eligibility for legal aid and alternative payment arrangements. Full disclosure of fee charging is provided.
This will depend on the particular circumstances of each prosecution and the seriousness of the offence. In some cases it may be possible for me to attend court on your behalf. I can discuss this with you in greater detail at the consultation.