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James Stewart LLB Dip LP NP

James has earned a wealth of experience in criminal defence throughout his career – He is renowned for arguing new and complex points of law and he is equally well respected as a trial lawyer at sheriff and Jury and summary level.

James began his career in criminal defence after securing a traineeship with Belmonte & Co in 2007. Shortly after this, he began working as a qualified assistant with Nigel Beaumont and Co in 2009. Here, James spent 6 years as an assistant before becoming an Associate at the firm in 2015. James left the firm in 2017 to pursue his own interests in setting up a criminal defence practice in Edinburgh.

Combining a passion for justice with legal expertise

Setting up his own criminal defence firm allowed him to combine his passion for justice with his legal expertise. It provided him with the freedom to advocate fiercely for his clients and go above and beyond to achieve the best possible outcomes. He was motivated by the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those he represented, helping them navigate the complexities of the legal system and ensuring their rights were protected.

He is an experienced criminal court lawyer, specialising in providing excellent legal representation to clients facing a range of criminal charges. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of the criminal justice system, he is dedicated to defending the rights and interests of his clients with utmost diligence and expertise.

Beyond the courtroom, he has a passion for classic car restoration. In his spare time, you will find him in the world of vintage automobiles, meticulously restoring these timeless machines to their former glory. This hobby allows him to exercise his creativity and attention to detail, providing a refreshing balance to his legal practice.

As a proud member of the Law Society of Scotland, he upholds the highest professional standards in his legal work. He actively engages in continuing education and stay updated on the latest legal developments to ensure that his clients receive the best possible advice and representation.

In addition to his legal practice, he is deeply committed to giving back to the community. He sponsors several charities, supporting their noble causes and contributing to the betterment of society. Its his belief that we can create positive change and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.

With his skill, dedication and determination you can be assured the best possible outcome for you, your family, or friend.

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