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Central Court Lawyers were founded in 1997 with a simple ethos, the pursuit of excellence in the provision of legal services. Since then, the firm's increasing market share has vindicated this approach, which continues to be the driving force behind the firm. Central court lawyers believe the law is a vocation rather than a simple job, and we appreciate the significance of the cases which we deal with for our clients. We will ensure that our clients receive the best legal advice possible, delivered in an understanding and professional manner whether repeat offenders or people involved in the criminal justice system for the first time. Legal advice is available 24 hours a day every day.

Ian Bryce

Ian Bryce has practiced exclusively as a Criminal Lawyer since 1997, and qualified as a Criminal Solicitor-Advocate in 2005.


Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson, first started practising law in West Lothian in 1994.


Meghan Brunton

Meghan Brunton graduated with an Honours Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and went on to undertake her Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde.

Meghan completed her traineeship and worked as a Solicitor for a busy Lanarkshire Criminal Defence firm and joined Central Court Lawyers in December 2014. She has gained varied experience in the Sheriff Courts, Justice of the Peace Courts and instructing Counsel in the High Court of Justiciary. She has particular experience in investigating and preparing serious and complicated cases in the High Court of Justiciary.

David McLaughlin

David McLaughlin graduated with an Honours degree in law from Glasgow Caledonian University and went on to undertake his Diploma at the University of Glasgow. David completed his traineeship with CENTRAL COURT LAWYERS in October 2015.

David shared his experiences as a trainee writing on our blog "THE TRAVAILS OF A NEW TRAINEE" and was nominated as "Trainee of the Year" in the Law Awards of Scotland 2015.

David began appearing in court in August 2014 and immediately displayed a grasp of cases, coupled with courtcraft beyond his years.  His performances in court and the way in which he interacts with other court officials have been complimented by Sheriffs, Bar Officers and Procurators Fiscal.

David has dealt with increasingly serious cases, up to and including a recent case at Sheriff and Jury level at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

David also has excellent manner with clients. He is an integral part of the team and deserves the plaudits that he is receiving from all those he deals with.