About Us

Our law firm have been voted to finalist in the Criminal Lawyer of the Year category Law Awards for Scotland in both 2010 and 2011. This requires being recommended by clients and peers (other criminal defence lawyers and solicitors).

Our director, Charles Ferguson, is also certified in Advocacy by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy of the United States of America, recognised world wide as the leading provider of training for court practitioners.

Charles Ferguson Solicitors office is in Hamilton town centre near the sheriff courts, and we mainly defend our clients’ court cases in Hamilton sheriff courts, Justice Of The Peace (JP) courts and Glasgow’s various sheriff, district and high courts.

Please read more about our recent success in defending our clients on our press coverage page.

Our criminal defence legal team look forward to working with you, and defending you in the best way possible as your defence lawyers.


Charles Ferguson, Solicitor Advocate – Director

LL.B. (Hons)

Charles Ferguson, is our Company Director and Head of the Legal Team. A Dundee University Graduate who has always maintained a keen interest in Criminal Defence work from the outset of his career. Before establishing Charles Ferguson Solicitors, Charles was trained at the well known and respected firm of Ross Harper. A Solicitor-Advocate, who is an expert in Criminal Defence Representation in the Sheriff, JP and High Courts throughout Scotland with over 25 years experience as Defence Lawyer.

He has been a Solicitor-Advocate since 1995 and is NITA Trained and Certified. Charles is well known and renowned for his consistently direct, honest, solution driven and professional manner toward his clients, the court and other professionals.

Email – charles@charlesferguson.co.uk


Selena Christie – Paralegal

Selena Christie is a qualified paralegal and a graduate of Bell College. She is responsible for the successful daily running and management of the Office. She is well known and respected by clients and solicitors for her understanding, discreet and professional manner and is often the first interaction clients have with our firm.

She has a great deal of practical experience and knowledge of the workings of the court system and legal procedure in Scotland. Selena is an invaluable asset to clients and the other members of the legal team alike.

Email – selena@charlesferguson.co.uk


Jackson Bateman – Trainee Solicitor

LL.B. (Hons), Dip. L.P.

Jackson is the newest member of the Legal Team. He has always maintained a strong interest, commitment and passion for Criminal Defence work. He is well known for his enthusiastic, professional and driven approach to each case and client; seeking at all times to deliver the best service and result possible for each client.

He maintains a particular interest in cases involving Domestic Assault allegations, Drugs Offences, Breach of the Peace Offences and other crimes of Disorder and Violence. He has gained a great deal of transferable knowledge and experience working in the Legal, Political and Mediation fields before joining Charles Ferguson all of which assist the Firm’s clients and cases.

Email – jackson@charlesferguson.co.uk


Charles Ferguson Solicitors

Charles Ferguson Solicitor Advocate
43 Quarry Street
South Lanarkshire

Hamilton: 01698 285 885
East Kilbride: 01355 359344
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