Keenan Solicitors is one of the leading Criminal Defence firms in Scotland and provides representation across the whole spectrum of Criminal Litigation from the most minor of offences prosecuted in the Justice of The Peace Court to representation in The Supreme Court of The United Kingdom in respect of legal issues having a radical bearing upon the Law and Legal practice in Scotland.
If you have been accused of a criminal offence, this can be a distressing time. We can help alleviate that anxiety. Keenan Solicitors can offer you expert advice, assistance and representation for any criminal charge you may be facing.
Every day Keenan Solicitors represent clients prosecuted in Courts across Scotland, from the Justice of the Peace Court, to the Sheriff Court, all the way up to the High Court Of Justiciary for trials and Criminal Appeals. In addition to representing our own clients, we are instructed on a daily basis by other firms who wish their clients to be represented by us. We regularly receive instructions in Criminal appeals both against conviction and sentence.
You are entitled to access to a Solicitor before any police interview. It is imperative that this right is exercised and that your legal needs in such situations are met expeditiously. We can be contacted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure that your rights are preserved. Any calls to our office out with working hours are routed to one of our Solicitors who will be happy to provide immediate Legal Assistance
For many people, a Road Traffic Offence,for example speeding or driving whilst using a mobile telephone, may be their first involvement in the Criminal Justice System. This can be a daunting prospect for individuals who otherwise have had no prior dealings with the Criminal Justice System. If you are facing a road traffic related charge, it is vital that you obtain legal advice at an early stage in proceedings and preferably even before a Summons has been served. Road traffic law is a complex area of Law and there may be grounds upon which to challenge an offence on a technical basis even when you may have been advised to plead guilty. Additionally, it is not always the case that disqualification from driving will be the inevitable result of the imposition of twelve penalty points. Expert legal representation is essential to ensure the most favourable outcome.
The consequences of being convicted of a road traffic offence can have a major impact upon your life. Insurance premiums may increase if penalty points are imposed, you may find work and family life difficult if you are disqualified or your licence is revoked, and in extreme cases you could be facing imprisonment. If you have been involved in any road traffic offence it is essential that you seek legal advice immediately. This may well have an impact upon the outcome of your case. Our Solicitors are familiar with the case law and legislation in this area of the law, and we can offer you quality legal assistance.
If you have suffered injury or loss which was not your fault, Keenan Solicitors can provide you with the necessary legal help to secure the compensation to which you are lawfully entitled. This could relate to injuries sustained in a Road Traffic Accident, a fall on a defective paving stone or an accident at work. In respect of any circumstances in which you have suffered loss, injury or damage through the fault of another, we will be in a position to assist you to secure the compensation to which you are entitled either by way of extra judicial negotiations or through the raising of Court proceedings on your behalf. Over the years we have successfully negotiated claims for our clients for many thousands of pounds and continue to receive a substantial number of instructions in such cases not only in Inverclyde but throughout Scotland.
In many such cases we will be in a position to act on your behalf via the Legal Aid Scheme or alternatively on a speculative basis, thereby ensuring peace of mind so far as Legal Fees are concerned.
If you believe that you may be entitled to compensation, making a claim could not be easier. Simply contact us now using our dedicated Claims Contact button. A Solicitor will contact you thereafter to discuss your case.
Keenan Solicitors can help you whatever your family issue may be. We offer professional support, guidance and representation in respect of all family law matters. From child contact and residence disputes to complex divorce actions, we will be able to assist you to achieve the outcome you are seeking.
As in all areas of dispute, timely Legal Advice in Family Law matters is of paramount importance if your rights are to be safeguarded. It is important to be aware of your rights before any form of discussions or negotiations are initiated. Family Law can be a complex area of Litigation and expert legal advice is always essential. We have provided such assistance to many clients for many years and we are ideally placed to assist you if the need arises. Simply contact us by one of the methods identified on this site. A Solicitor is waiting to help.
The system of Children’s Hearings is a significant component of the Criminal Justice System in Scotland and one which is unique to our system. At the heart of the system is the desire to assist families in difficulty. Proceedings are initiated by way of a Grounds for Referral in which the particular area of difficulty is identified.
An accompanying Statement of Facts provides detailed specification. Grounds for Referral may comprise an allegation that a Crime has been committed by a child, that there has been a lack of parental care, or that a child has failed, without reasonable excuse, to attend school. Although matters can be resolved at an early stage by way of a negotiated agreement, if this cannot be achieved the case is referred to the Sheriff Court for proof. Expert Advocacy skills and knowledge of the law are necessary here to properly represent clients’ interests.
The outcome of any proceedings initiated via the Children’s Hearing system can have a lasting effect upon families for many years. Nothing can be taken for granted. Although the system is designed to be informal, the Law pertaining to this area is complex and expert Legal Advice is necessary at every stage.
At Keenan Solicitors, over many years we have represented many hundreds of families involved in the Children’s Hearing system and we have appeared with families at the initial stages and at the Proof stage before the Sheriff. By instructing us you can be assured of representation of the highest standards.
Keenan Solicitors has experience in all areas of housing law. If you are facing eviction or are having a dispute with your landlord we are here to help. If you are a landlord we can assist in any difficulty which you may be experiencing with a Tenant.
Getting legal advice at an early stage is important. We can help you resolve issues expeditiously and thereby to avoid the stress and anxiety of Court proceedings.