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James has earned a wealth of experience in criminal defence throughout his career – He is renowned for arguing new and complex points Read More

James has earned a wealth of experience in criminal defence throughout his career – He is renowned for arguing new and complex points of law and he is equally well respected as a trial lawyer at sheriff and Jury and summary level.

James began his career in criminal defence after securing a traineeship with Belmonte & Co in 2007. Shortly after this, he began working as a qualified assistant with Nigel Beaumont and Co in 2009. Here, James spent 6 years as an assistant before becoming an Associate at the firm in 2015. James left the firm in 2017 to pursue his own interests in setting up a criminal defence practice in Edinburgh.

With his skill, dedication and determination you can be assured the best possible outcome for you, your family, or friend.

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Peter began studying for an accelerated law degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2004. After completing his degree and diploma in legal Read More

Peter began studying for an accelerated law degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2004. After completing his degree and diploma in legal practice in 2007, he started his traineeship at Fairbairns. It was here that Peter learned the art of criminal defence alongside Robert Fairbairn. He spent ten years working at Fairbairns starting as a trainee and working his way up to being the firm’s Senior Associate.

Throughout his career, Peter has worked not only on numerous murders, rapes and drug cases but he has also dealt with speeding offences and just about everything in between. This breadth of experience has left him with a determined and client-focused view on criminal defence as a result of his experience. It is his belief that the client is the most important person in the process and must be fully invested throughout the case. A fair-minded and approachable person, Peter will always do what is necessary to help his clients get the best results possible.

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Nicola Studied her Law Degree at Edinburgh Napier University and then went on to do her Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh. Nicola Read More

Nicola Studied her Law Degree at Edinburgh Napier University and then went on to do her Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh. Nicola joined Stewart and O’Neill as a trainee solicitor in April 2019.