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If you are under suspicion we can attend with you at any Police station within the Highlands and Islands. You may be asked to present to the Police station voluntarily or you may find yourself taken there by Police officers. We will attend with you during questioning, provide you with the advice you need and ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the entire process.

We will act in the strictest confidence and provide a 24 hour service to ensure that you are never on your own.

Our Locations

INVERNESS

Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers represent clients at Inverness Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court which operates in the Inverness Justice Centre on Longman Road. Please contact us should you require representation at court.


Please note our Inverness office is located directly opposite the court.


Contact Details

Postal address:

The Inverness Justice Centre

Longman Road

Inverness

IV1 1AH

Telephone number:

01463 230782

Fax:

01463 710602

Email:

inverness@scotcourts.gov.uk



Directions

By rail

The train station is situated on Academy Street approximately a quarter of a mile from the court and about a five minute walk. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By taxi

The main taxi rank is at Academy Street, adjacent to the train station.

By air

Inverness Airport is 10 miles east of Inverness. Travelling east along the A96 (Inverness to Aberdeen main route) the access road to the airport is well signposted. There are regular flights to a number of Scottish airports.

On Arrival

On arrival, please report at reception on ground floor in the main building. In the event that reception is unattended, please go to to the public offices on the first floor.

You may be screened by hand held scanners and baggage checks may also be made.

There is disabled access and parking at the front of the building for those with mobility issues and a blue badge holder only. A lift is available for use by people with restricted mobility and there are disabled toilet facilities; If you have any specific access requirements please contact the sheriff clerk's office. There is no general public parking. The nearest public parking is at Rose Street.



Opening Times

The court building is open Mon -Thurs 09:00 - 17:00 and Fri 09:00 - 16:30 or until close of court business.

Sheriff Clerk's Office opening times: Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00, Fri 10:00 - 16:30.

Public Holidays

2021

January 1, 4

April 2, 5

May 3

July 5

August 23

October 4

December 6, 27, 28

WICK

Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers regularly represent clients at Wick Sheriff Court. Please contact us should you require representation at court.

Please note our Wick office is located in Kirk Lane, which is directly parallel to the High Street where the court is located.


Contact Details

Postal address:

Sheriff Court House,

Bridge Street,

Wick,

Caithness,

KW1 4AJ

Telephone number:

01955 602846

Fax:

01955602846

Email:

wick@scotcourts.gov.uk



Directions

When you arrive at the Sheriff Court, please report to the Sheriff Clerks Office where you will be guided to the courtroom.

If you have any mobility issues, please contact 01955602846 prior to attending as the courtroom is on the second floor of the building.


By Taxi:

Wick Taxis

Jimmy’s Taxi  01955 602727        Johnny’s Taxi  01955605041

Miller’s Cabs 01955 606464

Thurso Taxis

Harbour Taxi’s   01847 892827    Ormlie Taxi’s  01847 893434

Meiklejohn’s  01847 892827

By Air:

The nearest Airport is Wick which is approximately a 20 min walk from the Court House or 5 minutes by car.

Airport   01955 603914        Logan Air  01955 602294



Opening Times

Court Building: Mon - Thu - 09:00 until 16:00: Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Office and telephone hours: Mon - Thu 09:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 16:30

Friday - 09:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 16:00

Office is closed everyday from 13.00 - 14.00

Public Holidays

2021

January 1, 4

April 2, 5

May 3

June 28

August 2

September 27

December 6, 27, 28

TAIN

Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers regularly represent clients at Tain Sheriff Court. Please contact us should you require representation at court.



Contact Details

Postal address:

High Street,

Tain,

IV19 1AB

Telephone number:

01862 892518

Email:

tain@scotcourts.gov.uk



Directions

Tain High Street is well served by public transport. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Stagecoach buses from Inverness and Dornoch to Tain stop on the High Street either opposite or outside the post office in Tain.

For timetables contact Traveline0871 2002233 or seethe website.

By rail

The nearest rail station is approximately a ten minute walk. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public parking available at the court house. There are a number of free car parks off nearby streets.

By air

The nearest Airport is Inverness which is approximately 35 miles from Tain

On Arrival

When you arrive at the sheriff court please report to the sheriff clerk's office on the ground floor.

If you have any mobility issues please contact 01862 892518 prior to attending as the courtroom is on the second floor.



Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

Public Holidays

2021

January 1, 4

April 2, 5

May 3

July 5

August 23

October 4

December 6, 27, 28

ELGIN

Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers regularly represent clients at Elgin Sheriff Court. Please contact us should you require representation at court.



Contact details

Postal address:

Sheriff Courthouse,

High Street,

Elgin,

IV30 1BU

Telephone number:

01343 542505

Fax:

01343 559517

Email:

elgin@scotcourts.gov.uk



Directions

Situated in the centre of Elgin at the corner of High Street and Glover Street. Please use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

The bus station is a five minute walk from the courthouse.

By rail

The nearest rail station is approximately a ten minute walk. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking at the court, the nearest multi-storey car park is at the St Giles Shopping Centre, a short walk along the High Street. There is also some limited on-street car parking in the streets behind the courthouse.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank on the High Street in front of "The Muckle Cross".

On arrival

On arrival, please report to the court officer at reception or to the sheriff clerk's office on the first floor.

You will be directed from there as to where you need to go in the building.

To enter the building you may be asked to pass through airport type screening and your bags or briefcases may be searched.

If you are attending for jury duty please come to the main reception where you will be directed to the courtroom.

Wheelchair users can access the building via the back door or the main entrance. If you have any specific access requirements please contact the sheriff clerk's office.



Opening times

Monday - Thursday 09:00 to 17:00

Friday 09:00 - 16:30

Public Holidays

2021

January 1, 4

April 2, 5

May 3

June 28

August 23

October 4

December 6, 27, 28

STORNOWAY

Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers regularly represent clients at Stornoway Sheriff Court. Please contact us should you require representation at court.



Contact Details

Postal address:

Sheriff Court House,

9 Lewis Street,

Stornoway,

HS1 2JF

Main telephone:

01851 702231

Fax:

01851 704296

Email:

stornoway@scotcourts.gov.uk



Directions

The court is about 5-10 minutes walk from Stornoway town centre. Please use the Journey Planner for public transportation information.

By bus

The bus station is at South Beach and is a 5-10 minutes walk from the Court. Bus timetables can be found at the website.

By car

There is a public car park at the court. There are limited parking spaces which are on a first come first served basis. Other parking is available at South Beach Quay (Free Parking) and Perceval Square.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank 10 minute walk from the court.

By air

The nearest airport is Stornoway Airport (3 miles) - 01851 707400. There are daily flights to Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. There is no bus service to the Airport.

On Arrival

On arrival please report to the sheriff clerk's office. You will be directed from there to where you need to go in the building. If you are attending for jury duty please report to reception.

Access for wheelchair users is at the rear of the court building. If you have any specific access requirements please contact the sheriff clerk's office on 01851 702231.



Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 13:00,14:00 - 16:00

Public Holidays

2021

January 1, 4

April 2, 5

May 3

July 5

August 23

September 27

December 6, 27, 28

If you face a court prosecution we will listen to your instructions and represent you skilfully using our knowledge and experience. You will be advised fully regarding all of the evidence relating to you and we will discuss how it is best for you to proceed. We will be there with you in court from the beginning to the end of your case, guiding you through the entire process.

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