Firm Profile > Scullion LAW > Glasgow, Scotland

Scullion LAW
G1 5LB

Family Tier 5

Boutique family law outfit Scullion LAW is headed up by Judith Higson, who has extensive experience guiding clients through complex separations and divorce and child law cases. A large proportion of instructions are successfully resolved by mediation, particularly cases involving financial dimensions and care arrangements for children. Nicola Buchanan joined the team as a senior associate from BLM in March 2020.

Practice head(s):

Judith Higson

Other key lawyers:

Nicola Buchanan


‘Scullion Law is a professional practice. They inspire confidence and have handled my divorce in a professional and compassionate manner. They are knowledgeable and adapted quickly to manage a very difficult divorce.’

‘Judith Higson and Nicola Buchanan are a pleasure to work with. Both are knowledgeable and handled my divorce in a professional and compassionate manner.’

Scullion LAW are  a full service, award winning, Legal 500 UK recommended firm specialising in Family LAW, Private Client, Wills & Future Planning, Estate Administration, Residential Conveyancing, Criminal and Road Traffic Representation. We have a team of specialist lawyers throughout Scotland. Most of our work can be done electronically, so the majority of our team work remotely.

We also have two offices in Glasgow and one in Hamilton.

Please get in touch with our Marketing Director Diana McLeish for any work you wish to refer to us in Scotland. We look forward to being of service to you.

Please email or connect via LinkedIn by clicking here. 

Thank you.


Additional Information

Criminal advice and representation services

Our award winning team have provided court representation in every jurisdiction in Scotland

People often instruct us at critical times of distress. We try to make it as easy as possible for them to get in touch via our 24 hour criminal hotline. We want clients to feel reassured from start to finish by communicating regularly with them throughout using a wide variety of communication forums. This is to keep them regularly updated and to remind them that they are in safe hands. Our team work closely together, pulling from each other’s 100+ years combined experience to prepare the strongest and most robust defence possible. This ensures that we always get the best possible outcome for each of our clients.

Our criminal team have extensive experience in the management, direction and presentation of High Court, sheriff and jury, and summary trials, including conducting criminal appeals in appellate proceedings at the High Court of Justiciary and in the Sheriff Appeal Court. Our business comprises approximately 70% private instructions and 30% Legal Aid instructions.

Our key types of work include advice and representation on

  • Complex cases involving crimes against the person, including murder, serious assault, firearms offences, offensive weapons & other aggravated offences
  • Violent crime, serious and organised crime and terrorism offences
  • Financial crime, complex fraud, proceeds of crime, corporate and white-collar crime, including extortion, theft and reset offences
  • Sexual offences, including rape, sexual assault, indecent communications, voyeurism and indecent images cases, including domestic abuse cases involving allegations of physical and emotional abuse, coercive control and stalking offences
  • Drugs offences, including being concerned in the supply of drugs, cultivation, production, transportation and possession offences
  • Crimes against property including criminal damage, wilful fire-raising and vandalism
  • Road traffic law offences including causing death by dangerous driving, death by careless driving (see dangerous and careless driving, drink and drug driving, driving whilst disqualified, failure to provide a specimen, failing to report and leaving the scene, and other statutory offences
  • We offer a particular and unrivalled specialist road traffic defence service and undertake a high volume of advice and representation in cases providing procedural and technical defences including special reasons proofs, exceptional hardship proofs and restoration of driving licence applications involving the removal of disqualifications
  • Public order offences, mobbing and rioting offences, football related disorder
  • Representation in contempt of court proceedings
  • Fatal accident inquiries
  • Extradition and cross-border offences
Department Name Email Telephone
Family LAW Judith Higson 0141 374 2121
Criminal LAW Anna MacKay 0141 374 2121
Criminal LAW Kris Buchanan 0141 374 2121
Criminal LAW Urfan Dar 0141 374 2121
Private Client Laura Kerr 0141 374 2121
Private Client Hope Raleigh 0141 374 2121
Private Client Emma Wright 0141 374 2121
Family LAW Nicola Buchanan 0141 374 2121
Private Client Gordon Lennox 0141 374 2121
Criminal LAW Lucy McKenna
Criminal LAW Nicholas Scullion
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Nicola Buchanan photo Mrs Nicola Buchanan Associate. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a  Family Law…
Mr Kristopher Buchanan  photo Mr Kristopher Buchanan Director
Mr Paul Flecher-Herd photo Mr Paul Flecher-Herd Solicitor
Ms Judith Higson photo Ms Judith Higson Head of Family Law. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as…
 Anna  MacKay  photo Anna  MacKay Associate Solicitor

CLIENT: Kimberley (January 2020)
TESTIMONIAL: I cannot fault Judith or her team at Scullion Law in how they handled my case. If Judith says that she is going to do something, it’s done! I trust Judith’s advice and knowledge implicitly and I know that she genuinely cared about getting the best outcome for my daughter and myself during some incredibly stressful and emotional times. Judith is a professional through and through but she has a heart. Something else that I’m grateful for is that Judith was always very conscious of costs. As with my previous experience, once solicitors are involved, the costs can feel like you’re on a speeding train without any breaks and it’s frightening. If you jump & get off too soon, you’ve not got to the final destination. Fortunately I always knew that Judith was weighing up the value in every decision we made. Judith is incredibly well supported by her paralegal, Laura, whom I met on several occasions and found her to be hardworking, knowledgeable and caring also.

CLIENT: Mark (October 2020)
TESTIMONIAL: The legal advice I received from Judith definitely helped me to make the decisions. It was always clear and she gave a balanced view which allowed me to make the right and informed decision on my settlement. The Team as a whole were really good and it was always easy to get hold of someone by email or phone. Judith was knowledgeable, she and her Team were always forthcoming with information and legal advice. I never felt that there was anything lacking in the service and all matters were clarified with no problems. Support was always there.

CLIENT: David (January 2020)
TESTIMONIAL: It has been a pleasure working with Scullion Law. Judith and the team have been extremely responsive and very effective in their handling of my case. I have no hesitation in recommending Scullion to anyone requiring professional legal assistance. I am very happy with the work you have done for me. My only regret is not coming to you at the beginning.

CLIENT: Richard (6 Feb 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: This is my second time choosing Scullion Law to represent me (after the success of my first case), and I have to say their service is excellent. I have had the pleasure of being assigned Anna MacKay as the solicitor on my current case and I have found her to be very warm, friendly, matter of fact and reassuring. Prior to employing their services I had several phone conversations with Kris Buchanan who is one of the firm’s Directors. Kris was very generous with his time in giving me advice regarding my case, what options were available to me and also reassuring me at a time when I was quite frankly scared at the potential implications of the charge against me. I would definitely recommend Scullion Law for their supportive, practical and efficient representation.

CLIENT: Sarah (February 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: Some time ago we came Scullion Law to help my parents create a Will and then later, Power of Attorney. My solicitor Gordon Lennox was professional, compassionate, transparent and reassuring throughout. Now following the recent death of my father my family and I have again turned to Scullion Law to help us through this overwhelming & difficult time. Stacy Hamilton made this process so simple and easy for us, connecting us to the right people straight away. As such Gordon continued to be such a support and is now dealing with the estate & the selling of the family home. My mother says she feels listened to & appreciates the time Gordon has taken to explain everything to her. She feels empowered by this at a time when she has felt her most vulnerable. Thank you for everything.

CLIENT: Shoaib (26 Jan 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: I highly recommend Urfan Dar at Scullion Law. He dealt with my road traffic charge in a professional and proficient manner. The outcome was wonderful with no points on my license. Couldn’t ask for a better result and I urge you to use their services!

CLIENT: Gabrielle (26 January 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: I can’t recommend scullion law and Kris Buchanan enough. He really got the best outcome for me and helped me through a really hard time and progress and completely put my mind at ease. He was so helpful in explaining everything that was going to happen and worked with me really closely to get the best outcome for me. I am so pleased with this law firm as I couldn’t have got a better service anywhere else! They really listen to you and you are their number one priority. Very professional and compassionate at the same time! Thank you so much again. Couldn’t have done it without you.

CLIENT: Mr & Mrs Adam (15 Jan 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: An excellent service. We have had various legal matters dealt with by Scullion Law, power of attorney for my mother, estate settlement and also the purchase of our current house and discharge when mortgage was concluded. Each time they have provided an excellent service, keeping us updated at every stage. We would definitely contact them again for any further legal matters when needed and would highly recommend them.

CLIENT: Brittany (15 Jan 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: I was initially hesitant about getting legal aid with the factors involved such as the fees but it was worth every penny and I wouldn’t choose any other law firm. Kris from Scullion law worked through my case completely flawlessly and didn’t need to get in touch with me constantly to do so. All the staff were courteous and Kris explained the circumstances of my case even before I had paid any money and reassured me throughout the whole process. Thanks to Scullion Law I’ve been able to keep my license and saved so much more money than what I have spent in legal fees. If anyone is in doubt I would recommend to trust in Scullion Law because it’s very reassuring knowing that you won’t be alone when in the courtroom.

CLIENT: Olivia (1 March 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: Strongly recommend Mr. Urfan Dar, professional, patient, trustworthy, and he fought really hard for me. He helped me win the case. My husband put me into an impossible situation by calling the police when probably my mental health condition was really bad. I do feel for him, but he could have supported me instead of throwing me into disaster. Mr.Urfan trusted me and listened to the details with respect. He is also easy to approach, always replied to emails quickly. I would like to express my thanks.

CLIENT: Jan (1 Feb 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: I want to thank Scullion Law and especially Lucy McKenna for excellent work as my Lawyer. I know Lucy has a lot of clients, so her prompt response and attention to detail really meant a lot in and out of Court with great result. Lucy made me feel at ease as I was very nervous and kept me updated and fully aware of the case. I would highly recommend Scullion Law to anyone fabulous service.

CLIENT: Alastair (28 January 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: Had a drink driven case and I got the best outcome possible would highly recommend.

CLIENT: Sharon (25 February 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: Thank you everyone at Scullion LAW. For the first time in months I feel like a mountain has been removed off my shoulders… thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to give me a call. It was reassuring that someone was listening, and letting me know there was an avenue I could go down. I have never needed any legal advice or representation before I will definitely remember Scullion LAW for any future needs’

CLIENT: Gabrielle (January 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: I can’t recommend scullion law and Kris Buchanan enough. He really got the best outcome for me and helped me through a really hard time and progress and completely put my mind at ease. He was so helpful in explaining everything that was going to happen and worked with me really closely to get the best outcome for me. I am so pleased with this law firm as I couldn’t have got a better service anywhere else! They really listen to you and you are their number one priority. Very professional and compassionate at the same time! Thank you so much again. Couldn’t have done it without you.

CLIENT: Majid (January 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: Our experience with Scullion Law, particularly Urfan Dar and his team, was exceptional. It is our first time having to deal with a court case and were unsure about many aspects of the proceedings. Urfan Dar made us feel welcome right from the beginning and guided us throughout the whole process in great depth. He is an incredibly efficient and diligent individual with his work and his prodigious knowledge and expertise is second to none.

We felt incredibly well looked after and all of our questions were answered comfortably. Urfan went above and beyond to achieve an even greater outcome than we had thought. We would highly recommend Scullion Law for their impeccable service and we thank them very much for their time and assistance in dealing with our matter.

CLIENT: Steven (March 2021)
TESTIMONIAL: Amazing service saved my LGV licence thanks again guys.

CLIENT: Kenneth Hill (10 April 2020)
TESTIMONIAL: Excellent service and very professional. Would highly recommend.

CLIENT: Andrew (10 January 2020)
TESTIMONIAL: Excellent communication. Easy to contact, prompt responses to emails, we always knew where we were up to throughout the process. Extremely diligent. Highly recommended.

CLIENT: Stephanie (21 November 2019)
TESTIMONIAL: I have recently purchased by 1st home and worked with Scullion LAW throughout the process. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. My solicitor was very professional, well-mannered and extremely helpful when answering all the questions I had. He made this experience stress free for me and kept me up to date regularly as well as clearly informing me of what was required from my side. I initially dealt with Stacey Hamilton and Alana Arthur who were also very friendly and made me feel comfortable starting this overwhelming process. Considering I have not met any of my contacts in person and all communications were over the phone and email, I am delighted at the high quality of service I received. In light of this I would highly recommend Scullion Law to family and friends and will return for any future business I have.

CLIENT: Chris (6 November 2019)
TESTIMONIAL: Nick scullion recently represented me at Glasgow Sheriff Court. He didn’t just meet my needs he achieved a result that I could not of dreamed possible I would recommend this firm to any one and would only use him in the future.