Lows have a substantial litigation practice with three of our Solicitors largely involved in litigation work. Our main practice area is in the Sheriff Court and where a range of both civil and criminal matters are handled. We are also regularly instructed in Court of Session and High Court matters where more complex civil and criminal matters are dealt with. In the Civil Court our main practice areas are commercial contract disputes, family law and debt recovery. In the Criminal Court we handle a diverse range of offences including road traffic, firearms, assaults and crimes of dishonesty.
In company matters we can instruct Counsel or Solicitor Advocates as required and have facilities available at our office for consultation both directly and via videolink.
We have acted for local business organisations who have been prosecuted in respect of statutory matters including alleged health and safety offences and offences under Food & Hygiene Regulations.
Although the bulk of our Court work is at the Sheriff Court in Kirkwall our team have made appearances for clients in Courts as far apart as Lerwick and Duns!
We are experienced in helping clients to resolve difficult issues in their personal, family and business lives. Whilst our legal team is experienced in resolving cases in Courts or the Tribunals we are very pleased to help resolve disputes informally and by negotiation. In family law cases we can advise on drafting and negotiating Parental Rights Agreements to resolve residence and contact arrangements for children. We advise on separation issues and on division of property and assets.
We will always try to identify at as early a stage as possible if there is scope for informal dispute resolution. Legal Aid funding can be made available to help assist with costs in resolving disputes outwith Court and we'll be pleased to advise where this is applicable.
Lows offer a full range of Legal Aid services for civil and criminal clients alike. Alistair Bruce and David Fairnie are both registered criminal legal aid practitioners.