Wishaw Phone: 01698 355525Email: ku.oc.rehgallagssen%40wahsiw

MotherwellPhone: 01698 254644Email: ku.oc.rehgallagssen%40llewrehtom 

Criminal Defence

Nothing is more important than defending your liberty. We have a formidable reputation for achieving results in even the most difficult cases. 

Protecting your livelihood and reputation

You need expert help and guidance. Appearing in a criminal court and dealing with the Police – you cannot ‘Do It Yourself’. The sooner we are contacted, the more influence we can have on the outcome. A quick telephone chat can be the difference between someone being charged by the Police, or being released without charge after they have followed our advice. We can make a difference. 

Achieving results in even the most difficult cases 

Our team have over 75 years experience in Criminal Courts in Scotland. We have dealt with everything from speeding to murder. If you feel out of your depth, there is no case we have not dealt with already. Our clients gain the benefit of our knowledge and experience, and it usually produces the best possible result.

  • In the High Court 

    We have direct access to Scotland’s most eminent QC’s.

  • In the Sheriff Court 

    We can use our experience to avoid custodial sentences – no jail time.

  • In the Justice of the Peace Court 

    We can save your driving licence, and perhaps even your job.

Where possible, we can achieve a not guilty verdict, protecting your good name, your liberty, and your family life.

Criminal Defence Solicitors Lanarkshire

Here for you when it matters most.


Based in Lanarkshire, we regularly appear in Hamilton, Lanark, Airdrie and Glasgow Sheriff Courts. 
We can deal with any case:● Assault● Sexual Offences● Road Traffic Law● Drugs● Domestic Abuse. 
For victims of crime, we can help guide you through the trauma of appearing in Court and ease your nerves.

Don't take our word for it, find out what our clients have to say...


“Ness Gallagher have represented McGarry Flooring & Contracts Ltd for all our legal requirements for over twenty years.We have always been afforded outstanding service with the whole team working diligently and discreetly to advise and guide us through the many challenges we meet in business today”

Liam McGarry - McGarry Flooring


"Ness Gallagher provide a wide range of legal services and I am always confident in their advice."

Sherry Funeral Directors - Motherwell


"We have been dealing with Ness Gallagher for over 20 years and have always found them pleasant to deal with, offering professional advice on all legal matters in a prompt and efficient manner."

Toolstop - Bothwell


"Two generations of our family have relied on Ness Gallagher providing legal assistance for over 40 years.Their guidance and expertise in diverse areas such as the preparation of wills, winding up of estates, and buying and selling property has been invaluable. In all cases the entire process is handled in a friendly, professional manner with a welcome personal touch. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending their services."

The Doran and Mullen families, Wishaw


Get in touch

The outcome of a criminal case can change your life forever. Contact us now and ask if we can take your case. If you feel everything is against you, now is the time to hand over your problem to the experts, and let us do the worrying for you.
We may be able to apply for legal aid, or we will agree a fee with you in advance so that you are fully aware of your legal costs.