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Craig Wood Solicitors Limited

Craig Wood Solicitors Ltd is a specialist criminal law firm based on Academy Street in the centre of Inverness. Our firm is highly regarded throughout the Highlands and Islands and provides a professional, understanding and meticulous approach towards criminal defence work.

Our solicitors have a combined experience of over 65 years, dealing with a comprehensive range of legal matters from relatively minor Justice of the Peace Court cases to complex fraud and murder trials within the High Court. They represent clients in all criminal courts within the North of Scotland and regularly appear for clients in the High Courts of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Furthermore, our solicitors also attend at Police Stations to offer advice and assistance should it be required.

We offer free initial consultations to all clients regardless of what charge you are facing and also advise on eligibility to receive legal aid.

Being accused of a criminal offence can be an extremely worrying experience for any individual and we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to receive expert legal advice. The firm offers a 24-hour, 365-day a year service for clients in police custody. Any calls to our offices out-with normal business hours will be dealt with by an experienced solicitor.

Offences

Road Traffic Offences

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Public Disorder Offences

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Drugs Offences

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Dishonesty, Theft & Fraud

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Crimes of Violence

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Weapons and Knives

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Firearms Offences

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Sexual Assault

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Cybercrime

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Proceeds of Crime

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Our people

Shahid Latif

Solicitor Advocate – Shahid has experience in all types of criminal matters ranging from first instance trials . . .

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Rory Gowans

Rory is also a local to Inverness and has followed in his late father’s footsteps in pursuing a career . . .

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John MacColl

John is local to Inverness and graduated from Aberdeen University in 1992, gaining his LLB qualification. . .

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Clare Russell

Clare graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011, gaining her LLB (Hons) qualification. She then completed . . .

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Legal Fees

Private Client

The cost of defending your criminal case will vary depending upon the complexity of the case. We operate throughout the whole of Scotland and have defended prosecutions the length and breadth of the country. Our fee structure is agreed in advance and can either take the form of a fixed fee arrangement or an hourly rate. Please note that fees are not recoverable in Scotland.

Scottish Legal Aid
Legal Aid

Legal aid allows you to receive funding for legal advice and representation. The help that you can get will depend on a number of factors, namely; the nature of the charges you are facing, whether or not you are in custody and whether you plan to plead guilty or not guilty. Legal aid is available for a wide range of offences and we offer advice on your eligibility for legal aid during your free initial consultation. Should you qualify for legal aid then you will not have to pay towards the cost of your defence. Should you wish to find out more about Legal Aid then visit the Scottish Legal Aid Board website.

The main courts we cover

Inverness Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Inverness Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Sheriff Court,
The Castle,
Inverness,
IV2 3EG

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Tain Sheriff Court and Justice
of the Peace Court

Sheriff Court,
High Street,
Tain,
IV19 1AB

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Elgin Sheriff Court and Justice
of the Peace Court

Sheriff Court,
High Street,
Elgin,
IV30 1BU

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Fort William Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Sheriff Court,
High Street,
Fort William,
PH33 6EE

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