Criminal Law

When someone is accused of committing crime in Scotland it can be a very worrying and anxious time both for him and his family.  Nelsons Solicitors Falkirk Limited has extensive experience of dealing with people who are accused of all forms of crime in any Court.   Our service begins when we liaise with the client either in the office or indeed in the police station should that be where the problem begins.   We regularly visit clients who have been detained or apprehended, provide them with advice and assistance at the police station.   More commonly this is where the first point of contact occurs.   People ask for Gordon Addison or Mark Fallon specifically to provide them with this service and we are happy to do so.  Thereafter if the case has to proceed to Court you will receive a thorough, discreet and professional service from us.   We have an excellent reputation for success both in having our clients released on bail and thereafter defending them successfully in Court.   Calling us at an early stage in the process is to your advantage.  It provides us with the best possible base from which to establish your defence.

We regularly receive referrals from professionals, other firms of solicitors and the Police.  As a result, we are often regarded as central Scotland’s leading criminal defence team.

Gordon Addison has been practising in litigation his entire career, which began in 1988. He has specialised in criminal defence work from 1990.   He has established an excellent reputation as a knowledgeable, trustworthy and reliable criminal defence lawyer, thoroughly prepared and has a excellent reputation for success at a Trial.   With the exception of treason, he has defended successfully in every known crime in Scotland and will be happy to provide you with expert advice throughout your case.   He is a tutor to Central Scotland Police, Northern Constabulary and Tulliallan Police College.   He was formerly the senior tutor at the postgraduate diploma in legal practice, criminal advocacy at the University of Stirling.

After work he is a keen competitive curler, a keen but less competitive golfer and he enjoys the countryside and foreign travel.   He is married to Pauline, a solicitor and between them they have managed to rear 2 horses, a couple of donkeys and 4 dogs.

Andy Bryson has been practising since 1990, almost exclusively in criminal defence.  Popular and honest,  Andy is highly regarded by Sheriffs throughout Scotland.   He has a keen mind and is very approachable.   He too awaits instructions in his first ever treason case but beyond that he has represented clients all over Scotland in every known crime, successfully.

Andy has developed a solid reputation in central Scotland as a sensitive but determined advocate for people who have difficulties with their mental health and are engaged in the Mental Health Tribunal Service.   Andy will take instructions at short notice and regularly makes successful applications for legal aid.   If you or a member of your family requires such assistance then Andy can be contacted here at the office by telephone or by e-mail.