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Criminal Appeals

Paterson Bell Solicitors

Edinburgh, Scotland
+1 other location
  • Kirkcaldy, Scotland
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Paterson Bell Solicitors have an outstanding reputation as a law firm which specialises in criminal conviction appeals and sentence appeals. Our head of Criminal Appeals, Iain Paterson, is one of Scotland’s leading appellate lawyers.

If you have been convicted in a Scottish court, and you consider that you are a victim of a miscarriage of justice, you can appeal the conviction. If you have been sentenced and it is wrong, you can appeal. We specialise in appeal cases. We can help you fight the conviction or sentence. We are successful in many appeals every year.

We provide advice and representation for any appeals against a miscarriage of justice. Cases appealed from the Justice of the Peace court and the summary Sheriff Court are heard in the Sheriff Appeal court based in Edinburgh. If you were convicted on indictment in the Sheriff Court or convicted in the High Court, the appeal is to the Court of Criminal Appeal. We deal with hundreds of appeals every year, and many are successful.

Our dedicated team of criminal appeal specialists can assist you with the whole appeals process. Time limits are short in appeals, so please act quickly. Do not delay in contacting us. We can provide full expert advice regarding a conviction or sentence appeal. We can attend prisons to take instructions from any family member who is serving a sentence, (subject to him or her contacting our office directly).