Telephone: 01563 550570 (24hrs)

About Us


We are Criminal Defence Solicitors based in Kilmarnock with clients in all parts of Ayrshire including Kilmarnock, Irvine, Saltcoats, Ardrossan  and Ayr.  We also welcome clients from Glasgow.


Principal - Mr James McGhee LLB(Hons)

Mr McGhee has over 20 years experience as a lawyer in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and Glasgow in criminal defence work. His experience enables him to advise and represent clients to the very highest standard in all Courts and permits him to secure the services of the most respected Criminal Advocates.  Mr McGhee is happy to accept private and Legal Aid financed clients from Ayrshire and Glasgow.

Criminal / Road Traffic

 Whether it is a minor road traffic incident or a serious crime, James McGhee prides himself on his knowledge and experience. He provides client representation at all levels, from District Court and Sheriff Court to the High Court and Court of Appeal.


Mr McGhee appears regularly at local courts, particuarly Kilmarnock, Irvine, Ayr; this means that he has strong working relationships with, and holds the respect of, many Sheriffs and Justices of the Peace. He also enjoys a healthy professional relationship with the many local Procurator Fiscals and their Deputes. Such relationships have been built up over many years and the mutual trust and respect built facilitates discussion, negotiation where appropriate, and resolution for our clients.




We appreciate that being interviewed by the Police and/or facing a criminal court appearance can be a traumatic and, for many, an unfamiliar experience. That is why we offer a personal and attentive, yet professional service. We ensure that our clients understand what is happening in their case and take great care to explain their rights and choices as clearly and simply as possible.


Legal Aid


We are pleased to offer Criminal Legal Aid. We appreciate that many clients are unable to fund their defence without causing hardship to themselves or their family.


Initial consultation is FREE

It is never too early to seek legal advice