Our Team

Director and a Senior Solicitor Advocate

Qualified in 1976 followed by 6 years’ experience prosecuting, Brian has been representing and defending clients in criminal court cases for 30+ years. For the last 23 years he has been a Solicitor Advocate appearing in the High Court and Appeal Court representing clients for cases including murder, rape and other serious matters. He has been accredited as a Senior Solicitor Advocate since 2009.

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Director and Solicitor Advocate

Leanne has been qualified since 2002 solely specialising in criminal defence work. She is highly regarded as one of Edinburgh’s best pleaders and was appointed a Solicitor Advocate in 2011 giving her Rights of Audience in the High Court and Appeal Court.

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Sarah jointed Gilfedder & McInnes as a legal trainee and continues to provide our clients with first class representation in court having qualified in 2012. Recently given her ability and experience, she has stepped up to representing clients at Sheriff and Jury level.

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Julie qualified in 1998 and has specialised in criminal court work with us since then. She has been a pivotal figure in the firm’s ongoing success and its achievement of client satisfaction to a high level.

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Office Manager

Evelyn has been Office Manager for the last 30 years bringing stability and direction in all legal administrative matters including advising solicitors from all over Scotland in Appeal Court procedures.


Under the supervision of Lynne Somerville and assisted by Legal Trainee, Alan Wickham, we have the additional support staff to ensure the necessary preparation work is properly completed.