What people say about us

Comments from lawyers 2004-
who's who in the legal profession

Commercial litigation

" Levy & McRae has acquired the Scottish Police Federation as a client and has niche specialities in media, entertainment, defamation and partnership. The Chambers guide says the team is "recognised for its teamwork, particularly on sensitive issues such as representing victims and families involved in high profile disasters such as the Stockline Plastics explosion"

Crime

Levy & McRae is portrayed by Chambers as "a unique firm in that it does not do any legal aid work and has its own in-house investigation department staffed by former Criminal Investigation Department officers". It defended Shirley McKie resulting in her acquittal and the overhaul of fingerprint evidence in Scotland.

Media & Entertainment

Levy & McRae, best known for its publishing work, is deemed by Chambers to have "the reputation as the strongest contentious media firm in Scotland", The firm's clients include SMG, Channel 4, Granada, Scottish Radio Holdings, Sky and Trinity Mirror.

chambers & partners

Crime
Rank no 2

Other Notable Firms Levy & McRae is a unique firm in that it does not do any legal aid work and has its own in-house investigation department staffed with former Criminal Investigation Department officers. It defended Shirley McKie resulting in her acquittal and the overhaul of fingerprint evidence in Scotland.

Defamation / reputation management- rank no.1

The Firm: This firm scores highly for "its attention to detail and its excellent legal expertise," clients said. The defence-oriented defamation group acted for the Sunday Herald in a case brought by Lord Robertson, former Secretary General of NATO, regarding a web posting. Furthermore, it advised the Daily Record on possible litigation concerning Leslie Grantham of East Enders. The team has also advised Irene Adams MP in a suit against The Guardian Newspapers.

The Clients: Trinity Mirror; Sunday Herald; Daily Record; ITV; Sunday Mail and Penguin Books.

General Commercial Litigation
Rank no.5

The Firm: Niche specialties in media and entertainment, defamation and partnership form core areas of this general commercial litigation practice. It is often recognised for its teamwork, particularly on sensitive issues such as representing victims and families involved in high-profile disasters such as the Stockline Plastics explosion. Another feature of the practice is personal injury and negligence claims.

The Clients: The Scottish Police Federation is a new client. Others include a range of companies, public organisations and private individuals.

Media & Entertainment - Rank no.2

The Firm: The group is best known for its publishing work, and has the reputation as the strongest contentious media firm in Scotland. It represents a range of Scottish newspapers, handling pre-publication libel checks and all contentious matters. It also advises on regulatory and compliance issues for a number of television stations. A highlight of the last year was successfully representing a major publisher in litigation against a government MP.

The Clients: Channel 4; Channel 5; Granada; Scottish Radio Holdings; Sky; SMG and Trinity Mirror.

Partnership - Rank no.3
William Macreath- Rank no.2

The Firm: This firm commands a reputation "second to none" in Scotland when it comes to regulatory and disciplinary matters. In this area, it acts for some of the most prominent names in the market, frequently representing well-known firms of solicitors.

The Lawyers: Dubbed by many commentators as "the lawyers' lawyer," William MacReath continues to feature prominently in partnership disputes, particularly those with disciplinary or regulatory elements. According to peers he is "a safe pair of hands and very effective in disputes, yet also perfectly easy to deal with."

The Clients: Legal partnerships form the backbone of the team's client base. personal injury (mainly claimant)

Personal Injury - Rank no.3

The personal injury team at Levy & MacRae handles a diverse range of claims, including aviation and shipping cases.

Comments from lawyers 2004-
who's who in the legal profession

Commercial litigation

"Levy & McRae has acquired the Scottish Police Federation as a client and has niche specialities in media, entertainment, defamation and partnership. The team says Chambers is "recognised for its teamwork, particularly on sensitive issues such as representing victims and families involved in high profile disasters such as the Stockline Plastics explosion"

Crime

Levy & McRae is portrayed by Chambers as "a unique firm in that it does not do any legal aid work and has its own in-house investigation department staffed by former Criminal Investigation Department officers". It defended Shirley McKie resulting in her acquittal and the overhaul of fingerprint evidence in Scotland.

Media & Entertainment

Levy & McRae is best known for its publishing work, is deemed by Chambers to have "the reputation as the strongest contentious media firm in Scotland",The firm's clients include SMG, Channel 4, Granada, Scottish Radio Holdings, Sky and Trinity Mirror.

chambers & partners

Crime
Rank no 2

Other Notable Firms Levy & McRae is a unique firm in that it does not do any legal aid work and has its own in-house investigation department staffed with former Criminal Investigation Department officers. It defended Shirley McKie resulting in her acquittal and the overhaul of fingerprint evidence in Scotland.

Defamation / reputation management- rank no.1

The Firm: This firm scores highly for "its attention to detail and its excellent legal expertise," clients said. The defence-oriented defamation group acted for the Sunday Herald in a case brought by Lord Robertson, former Secretary General of NATO, regarding a web posting. Furthermore, it advised the Daily Record on possible litigation concerning Leslie Grantham of East Enders. The team has also advised Irene Adams MP in a suit against The Guardian Newspapers.

The Clients: Trinity Mirror; Sunday Herald; Daily Record; ITV; Sunday Mail and Penguin Books.

General Commercial Litigation
Rank no.5

The Firm: Niche specialties in media and entertainment, defamation and partnership form core areas of this general commercial litigation practice. It is often recognised for its teamwork, particularly on sensitive issues such as representing victims and families involved in high-profile disasters such as the Stockline Plastics explosion. Another feature of the practice is personal injury and negligence claims.

The Clients: The Scottish Police Federation is a new client. Others include a range of companies, public organisations and private individuals.

Media & Entertainment - Rank no.2

The Firm: The group is best known for its publishing work, and has the reputation as the strongest contentious media firm in Scotland. It represents a range of Scottish newspapers, handling pre-publication libel checks and all contentious matters. It also advises on regulatory and compliance issues for a number of television stations. A highlight of the last year was successfully representing a major publisher in litigation against a government MP.

The Clients: Channel 4; Channel 5; Granada; Scottish Radio Holdings; Sky; SMG and Trinity Mirror.

Partnership - Rank no.3
William Macreath- Rank no.2

The Firm: This firm commands a reputation "second to none" in Scotland when it comes to regulatory and disciplinary matters. In this area, it acts for some of the most prominent names in the market, frequently representing well-known firms of solicitors.

The Lawyers: Dubbed by many commentators as "the lawyers' lawyer," William MacReath continues to feature prominently in partnership disputes, particularly those with disciplinary or regulatory elements. According to peers he is "a safe pair of hands and very effective in disputes, yet also perfectly easy to deal with."

The Clients: Legal partnerships form the backbone of the team's client base. personal injury (mainly claimant)

Personal Injury - Rank no.3

The personal injury team at Levy & MacRae handles a diverse range of claims, including aviation and shipping cases.

What people say about us