Our law firm have again been voted to finalist in the Criminal Lawyer of the Year category Law Awards for Scotland 2014, having been finalists in both 2010 and 2011. This requires being recommended by clients and peers (other criminal defence lawyers and solicitors) within the Scottish justice system.
It’s a great honour to again be finalists for Criminal Law Firm of the Year in 2014 for this very reason, and this year we are also honoured that our director Charles Ferguson is a finalist for managing partner of the year 2014 and our trainee solicitor, Jackson Bateman being a finalist for trainee of the year for the Law Awards of Scotland 2014. This acknowledgement, we hope, shows the strength of our team of lawyers and the quality of our defence work. We truly appreciate the acknowledgement of good quality legal defence work for our clients, from our legal peers.
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, 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 Solicitors. Charles is a qualified, practicing Solicitor-Advocate, who is an expert in criminal defence representation in the Sheriff, Justice of the Peace and High Courts throughout Scotland with over 25 years experience as a criminal defence lawyer.
Charles has been a Solicitor-Advocate since 1995 and is also NITA Trained and Certified. Charles is well known and renowned for his consistently direct, honest, solution driven and professional manner toward his clients, the courts and other legal professionals.
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Selena Christie is a qualified para legal and a graduate of Bell College. She is responsible for the successful daily running and management of the lawyer’s office in Hamilton. She is well known and respected by clients, lawyers and solicitors for her understanding, discreet and professional manner and is often the first interaction clients have with our law firm.
Selena 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 our clients, our defence lawyers and the other members of the legal team alike.
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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 Road Traffic offences, 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.
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