Our Team

McGregors have an experienced team of lawyers who cover cases throughout the country in the police station, magistrates and crown court.   From simple cases to the most serious crimes we are on hand to provide the best quality representation. Our highly skilled team are committed to providing levels of client care which are second to none.

Driving matters a speciality.

Private and legally aided work undertaken.

John R McGregor

John McGregor was admitted as a Solicitor in 1989. He is Police Station Accredited and a Duty

Solicitor and has specialised in most aspects of criminal defence work, as listed above, during the

past 23 years. He has substantial experience of acting in a wide variety of cases in the Youth and

Adult Magistrates’ Court.

http://www.goodlawyerguide.co.uk/lawyers/198200-john-mcgregor

Mark Holder 

Recognised by the SRA as Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and Finance Administration.

Qualified as Duty Solicitor in 2007.

From beginning as a Police Station rep in 1991 Mark went on to run the Crown Court Department in one of the county’s busiest criminal defence firms.  He qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and has managed several offices since, specialising in serious fraud and cases of violence.

Alison Downs

Admitted 16 Sept 1996

SRA No 21210

Alison was admitted to the role of solicitors in 1996 and has built an enviable reputation as a staunch defence lawyer. Alison is a specialist criminal defence solicitor. Having gained the right to appear in the Crown Court as a Higher Court Advocate in 2005, Alison appears in the Crown Court for Clients charged with more serious offences.

Alison has represented Defendants in numerous high-profile cases in the Crown Court, such as manslaughter, fraud, serious assaults and sexual offences and continues to do so.

Alison regularly appears on behalf of Defendants in the Magistrates Court.

Alison is a Duty Solicitor and regularly represents clients held at the police station under the free police station representation program under legal aid

Alison advises Defendants who want to appeal against then conviction and/or sentence from the Magistrate’s court and will regularly represent them at their Appeal hearing.

Alison has a specialist interest in Animal Welfare, Dangerous Dogs and Hunting Act offences.

Lisa Yates

Lisa Yates is Police Station Accredited and has specialised in the area of police defence work for many years. She assists with Crown Court preparation and attends with clients to support them.

Added to which we draw on the invaluable support of a team of experienced and capable freelance agents.

Julie McGregor

Julie McGregor is an experienced conveyancer of some 25 years standing.

 

 

 

AREAS OF CRIMINAL PRACTICE

The following areas are covered by our team of lawyers.

MURDER, MANSLAUGHTER, ARSON, SEXUAL OFFENCES, POSSESSION OF

INDECENT IMAGES, INDECENT EXPOSURE, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ROBBERY,

BURGLARY, HARASSMENT, ASSAULT, GBH, WOUNDING, THEFT, HANDLING STOLEN

GOODS,COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY, DECEPTION, FRAUD, PROCEEDS OF CRIME, BENEFIT

FRAUD, MOTORING OFFENCES, VAT CAROUSEL, CONSPIRACY, DRUGS – POSSESSION,

INTENT TO SUPPLY, IMPORTATION, CULTIVATION, PUBLIC ORDER OFFENCES, RSPCA

CHARGES, DANGEROUS DOG ACT, WITNESS INTIMIDATION, TRUANCY, CHILD NEGLECT &

CHILD ABUSE, INCEST, BLACKMAIL.