Our focus is always our clients, and getting a good result for our clients. Read some recent case studies of Charles Ferguson Solicitors’ work below.
Charge = using a mobile phone whilst driving.
Our client was seen by traffic police officers driving with his phone in his hand. They claimed he was touching the screen and it was lighting up.
We cross examined the police officers on their relative views and why the had asked our client if he had a phone. We produced our clients phone which was in fact a “dumb phone“ it did not have an interactive screen.
We took evidence from our client, who explained his position that the phone had fallen and he had simply picked it up and put it in the glove compartment.
Our client was found not guilty.
Our client was charged with assault to severe injury permanent disfigurement and impairment.
The charge involved an assault in a public house where a man had been struck on the face with a glass resulting in serious injury and permanent disfigurement.
The Crown were seeking to lead a material witness with leading questions we objected to this consistently.
The Crown were unable to establish a sufficiency of evidence, and our client was acquitted.
Charge = Murder
The accused changed solicitors from another law firm to Charles Ferguson Solicitors in East Kilbride.
He had been held on remand and was unhappy that his previous solicitor had not visited him in custody enough, and as result of this he had lost confidence in him and that law firm.
Jackson Bateman visited the accused on a regular basis whilst in prison. We often find that it takes a number of meetings before a client can open up and disclose everything that may be of use to his defence.
After a number of meetings, the accused told us that his telephone records would show that the other person had left his house and contacted him repeatedly to come back to his house. We obtained these records and they showed that the deceased had left the house and contacted the accused nearly 20 times. This supported our clients position that his friend had been desperate for drugs.
He claimed that the deceased had attacked him because he wouldn’t give him more of the drugs they had bought to share. The client claimed that his friend had “lost it and had stabbed him” – he had an injury consistent with being stabbed in the hand.
Photographs of this injury were produced at the trial and a police casualty surgeon called to speak to his injuries.
The accused claimed that he had stabbed the deceased in a tragic accident, as he struggled to break away from his friend who was attacking him.
The Crown argued that because the accused had said at the time “he stabbed me and I stabbed him”, it was cause and effect.
He had stabbed him because he had been stabbed, it was cruel wicked and excessive, he had acted in revenge and it was murder.
Charles Ferguson acted as Junior Council and we instructed Gordon Jackson QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, as Senior Council. Ultimately, our client was found not guilty.
His mother wrote to us as follows;
“Just to let you know how much X and I appreciate the representation that you gave to his case in Glasgow High Court. I truly believe that had he not switched over to your team, the outcome would not have been the same. Thank you for all the hard work. You saved a young man’s life.”
We were instructed by a senior finance employee of a credit union company. The client along with other employees were accused of a serious fraud spanning a number of years, with the potential for the amount concerned to be at least a six figure sum. Our clients position was that they were not involved in any way with the fraud. The Crown case against our client numbered thousands of pages concerning complex financial documents.
Due to our preparation and defence investigations, we secured an acquittal for our client with the Crown accepting not guilty pleas. Our preparation and defence in this matter centred on understanding on a detailed level, the processes and practices involved in the business. We achieved this through meeting with the client regularly, and for lengthy periods of time throughout the court process, closely scrutinising all Crown productions and statements, and undertaking our own investigations in the matter. This lead to us achieving an acquittal for our client.
Delighted client in Airdrie today, our client was charged with a Hamilton offence, they moved the trial to Airdrie he was found not guilty. ... Read MoreRead Less
1 week ago ·
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3 months ago ·
A busy day at Hamilton Sheriff Court for Charles and Jackson, all of our Custodies got bail despite being opposed, our client’s trial after arguments was deserted, meaning he can’t be retried and we persuaded the judge in a benefit fraud case not to jail our client due to exceptional circumstances. If you need any help with criminal matters don’t hesitate to call us. #criminal #lawyers #motherwell #hamilton ... Read MoreRead Less
5 months ago ·