Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers are an established criminal defence firm, comprising of an experienced, respected and determined team who are based in Inverness and Wick. From these two offices, our lawyers represent clients daily throughout the courts in the Highlands and Islands. We defend our clients in the Sheriff Courts at Inverness, Tain, Wick, Stornoway and Elgin. Due to our reputation and extensive experience in criminal defence, we are also regularly asked to represent clients in other jurisdictions.


Each and every member of Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers has a passion for achieving great results for our clients and take great pride in the work that we do.


David Patterson



Natalie Paterson



The firm was set up by David Patterson and Natalie Paterson, who have specialised entirely in criminal defence throughout their careers. David and Natalie have previously worked alongside the largest criminal defence practices in Edinburgh and the central belt. Both then moved to Inverness, and opened Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers, with the view of using their defence expertise and professionalism to see client succeed while providing an unrivalled service.

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  • Special gratitude to Natalie Paterson, a lovely woman and an outstanding lawyer, who i felt very reassured by whilst representing me through a traumat... Read More
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