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Livingstone Brown
250 West George St
G2 4QY

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general Tier 2

Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years. Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.

In the 2021 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings, Livingstone Brown is recommended for general criminal work and fraud cases. Managing director Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown are named as ‘Recommended Lawyers.’ In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019, and is a finalist in the Criminal Defence Team of the Year and Lawyer of the Year (Stuart Munro) in this year’s Scottish Legal Awards, with winners to be announced in September 2021. Livingstone Brown is listed in The Times as one of the Best Law Firms 2021, and is commended for financial crime and fraud and regulatory.

Livingstone Brown is committed to using technology to improve its service to clients. The firm has pioneered the use of videoconferencing, allowing clients to meet their solicitor without having to travel. FaceTime and Skype meetings can be arranged on request.

Stuart Munro is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Criminal Law and Technology Committees, and has worked to develop the use of electronic evidence in the courts. He is also a member of a number of working parties tasked with considering how courts can cope with maintaining the criminal justice system during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a member of the Lord Justice Clerk Working Group on Restarting Solemn Trials, Stuart was instrumental in the idea of hosting remote juries in cinemas which had the dramatic effect of getting Scotland to the point of running more jury trials than before the pandemic. For the next three years, Stuart will be a solicitor representative appointed to the Criminal Court Rules Council.

Director Julia
Managing Director Stuart
Gerard Brown CBE photo Gerard Brown CBEGerard Brown CBE was the firm’s senior partner, and is now a consultant.…
Stuart Munro photoMr Stuart MunroStuart Munro is the head of the Criminal Litigation & Inquiries Practice Area…
Number of UK partners : 6
Number of other UK fee-earners : 18
English (fluent)

CLIENT: A client facing criminal proceedings, August 2022
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A- Individual
TESTIMONIAL: Thank you so much for your email, just wanted to let you know that at court there was no case called. We are so relieved. I just wanted to thank you again for all your help and support. I will be recommending you to anyone I know who may need a solicitor in the future.

CLIENT: Mrs B, July 2022
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: Just wanted to say thank you Stephen Smith so much for all your help and work throughout my case. I appreciate all your hard work and support through the prolonged process! We got there in the end.

CLIENT: Ms H, July 2022
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: Thank you for all that you did to support our family through such an extended period of time. We have been grateful for your patience and diligence at all times as well as the sense of humour which helps during some challenging moments. Please let Stephen Smith know of our gratitude towards him and your company.

CLIENT: A complainer in a sexual assault case, June 2022
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: The client wished to pass on her thanks for the help you provided in acquiring her legal representation. She found the solicitors engaging, knowledgeable and really receptive to her concerns and queries. They were able to speak on her behalf in court and though she chose not to oppose the application, their presence helped tremendously. So thank you sincerely.

CLIENT: Ms S, March 2022
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: I want just to thank you again for all your work you done for my case. I am very happy the case has reached its conclusion and that I will get back to work and sort out all my debt. God bless your work. Thank you to all and Mr Smith.

CLIENT: Mr F, January 2022
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kevin Pike for his ongoing commitment to my case and his advice provided for applying to financial redress scheme for survivors of abuse. Without his assistance, I don’t think I could have went through the process.

CLIENT: Mr S, January 2022
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: I wish to thank Mr Smith for his guidance and expertise on Employment Law and his supporting team at Livingstone Brown.

CLIENT: Mr B, September 2021
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: I sustained a serious injury to my back and instructed Kevin Pike to pursue a claim of personal injury on my behalf. I cannot thank Kevin enough for his hard word on my case. He was always available to discuss my case and continued to support and guide me through the process. I was delighted with my settlement which allowed me to move on with my life and I couldn’t recommend Kevin and his team highly enough.

CLIENT: Mr E, September 2021
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: I am writing a review regarding the personal injury and civil litigation department. Kevin Pike, Director and Bobby Russell, Paralegal supported by John Barnes, Legal Secretary were assisting in my clinical negligence claim. Although, I did not get the result I didn’t want, this was due to the merits of the case and not the work from the firm. I have found Kevin and Bobby to be extremely supportive and very understanding, compassionate and caring to me when I was going through a difficult time. Kevin was very resourceful and clearly is a specialist in mental health negligence claims and knows the procedures very well. There is very few solicitors in Scotland who know about mental health negligence claims however I would say that this firm was excellent in their client care to me and always responded to e-mails very quickly, they kept me up to date at all times and always professional when speaking to them. I would have absolutely no hesitation in instructing Kevin Pike again in the future and want him to know that his support was very much appreciated and shows what a caring and specialist firm Livingstone Brown is with a trustpilot rating of 5/5.

CLIENT: Mr D, July 2021
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: It’s been almost one week since my Employment Tribunal finished and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the legal representation and guidance I received from you, but more importantly on a personal level I would like to say thank you for the care/support and understanding you showed me whilst going through such a difficult period over the last year, and it is greatly appreciated. I know and accept the outcome of the ET is not certain and I would not hesitate to recommend you and your professional abilities to anyone who may require legal support and advice. So thank you once again.

CLIENT: Anonymous, May 2021
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: Many thanks for all your hard work in dealing with the [redacted] issue. Throughout the whole process you were very reassuring. It was a stroke of genius to get a report from [redacted]. At the outset both [redacted] and l were fairly pessimistic about [redacted] chances of coming through this without further psychological deterioration and we are very grateful for the painless course you steered. The outcome has greatly exceeded our expectations. We are also grateful for the assistance given by Mairead.

CLIENT: Valerie Joyce, April 2021
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: I would like to offer my thanks and gratitude to Livingston Brown and especially to my appointed lawyer Lucy Neil on how my case was handled throughout and presented in court with relation to a works tribunal. The professionalism and dedication given was remarkable, especially because Covid had presented problems on physical meetings, despite having these issues I was amazed with my lawyer being able to take my version of accounts so accurately and presenting it the way she did in court … I would most definitely recommend this organisation to anybody that needed legal representation.

CLIENT: A solicitor who faced a fraud allegation, February 2021
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: Stuart Munro assisted me during the most difficult time in my career. His support, knowledge and expertise during this period was critical and provided me with the reassurance I needed and the confidence that I had the best possible representation. I would not hesitate to recommend Stuart and Livingstone Brown to anyone in need of such representation.

CLIENT: A solicitor facing professional disciplinary proceedings, February 2021
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A – Individual
TESTIMONIAL: I think you are all so far ahead of everything else I have seen in Scotland. A different class altogether.

At Livingstone Brown, diversity and inclusion is integral to our history, culture and firm identity. We have a global, multicultural client base and we seek to ensure that such diversity is also reflected within the walls of our firm. Livingstone Brown provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity. Companies that are diverse are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is undoubtedly the right thing to do. Together we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees which, in turn, brings us closer to our clients and connects us to the communities that we serve.