Patterson and Paterson represent clients in the Justice of the Peace Court and Sheriff Courts across the Highlands and Islands.

We specialise in all matters relating to criminal defence, from Road Traffic to Murder. Our team covers the whole of the Highlands and Islands and regularly appear in Inverness, Tain and Wick, from the Justice of the Peace Court to Sheriff and Jury level. We also regularly defend clients who are charged with the most serious of crimes at the High Courts in Edinburgh and Glasgow.




David Patterson and Natalie Paterson have specialised in criminal defence throughout their careers. Both lawyers originally worked in Edinburgh with some of the country's largest criminal defence practices. During their careers they have gained a vast combined experience in crime and have dealt with a number of high profile cases. David and Natalie have been defending clients across the Highlands and Islands for the past three years. The lawyers within the firm are trusted and consistently strive to provide the best service to their clients.

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