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    • William Macreath Chairman
       
       

      William Macreath

      William C Macreath, Chairman, Levy & McRae Solicitors LLP

      Email: billmacreath@lemac.co.uk

      DD: 0141 307 2325

      Mob: 07917 764 374

      Bill Macreath specialises in work for professionals particularly solicitors, architects, surveyors, doctors and dealing with partnership dispute resolution and LLP advice.

      He also deals with regulatory matters for Police Officers, pharmacists, doctors, teachers as well as solicitors.
      He also has a significant practice in divorce and family law work.

      His career spans over 40 years in private practice. He has published many articles on professional ethics, articles on dealing with complaints against solicitors, articles on divorce and the valuation of business interests on divorce, articles on coping in private practice and on partnership. He has also be a regular speaker at professional seminars for the Medical and Legal Profession. He was a member of Greater Glasgow Health Board for 11 years, a member of the Scottish Medical Services Committee for 3 three years, a member of the Council of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow for 3 years and a member of the Client Relations Supervisory Committee of the Law Society of Scotland for a period of 5 years. He is a founding Director of the Legal Defence Union and has been involved with the Legal Defence Union in representing solicitors for some 30 years.

      Professional Memberships – The Law Society of Scotland, The Society of Solicitors to the Supreme Court.

    • David McKie Partner
       
       

      David McKie

      Partner

      Email: dmckie@lemac.co.uk

      DD: 0141 307 2323

      Mob: 07711 302100

      David is a Partner with considerable experience built up in a wide range of areas over 20 years. He offers a versatile portfolio of services from commercial disputes to criminal, regulatory to reparation. He trained with the firm and has been a Partner since 2003.

      He specialises in media law, representing newspapers, TV and radio broadcasters and websites. He also represents high profile individuals, businesses and organisations in ‎the protection of their reputations. David was Head of Media Law at Glasgow University from 2009 - 16 and is a regular commentator in all forms of media.

      He also has a substantial rural practice, representing landowners, farmers, factors, gamekeepers and most of the major rural sporting organisations ‎throughout the UK. He leads one of the largest sporting and firearms practices in Scotland.

      He believes in communicating in plain English and achieving quick and innovative solutions to clients' problems.

      He is married with four school aged children.

    • Graham Craik Partner
       
       

      Graham Craik

      Partner

      Email: gcraik@lemac.co.uk

      DD: 0141 222 4401

      Mob: 07740 552610

      Graham is a Partner and head of the Commercial Litigation Department.

      Graham is recognised as one of the leading commercial litigation lawyers in Scotland and has been involved in many of the most high profile cases in the last 10 years.  He has experience in working as part of national and international teams representing the interests of some of the largest companies in the world.  

      He and his substantial team are currently working on pursuing one of the most complex and valuable professional negligence cases ever brought before the Scottish Courts and on defending product liability claims arising from allegedly defective medical implants.  He also regularly deals with contractual disputes, property disputes, and insolvency.

    • Callum Anderson Partner & Solicitor Advocate
       
       

      Callum Anderson

      Partner & Solicitor Advocate

      Email: canderson@lemac.co.uk

      DD: 0141 307 2315

      Mob: 07779 622654

      Callum is a Partner and Solicitor Advocate. He advises a range of clients in a wide variety of contentious legal issues and appears in Courts all over Scotland, in Fatal Accident Inquiries and has represented clients at mediations.

      He has particular expertise in regulatory crime including health and safety prosecutions, wildlife and environmental crime. He regularly defends police officers in respect of on and off duty issues. He is involved pursuing and defending post publication claims.

      He is part of the firm’s media law team that provides 24/7 pre-publication advice to newspaper and broadcaster clients. He has particular experience in the issues arising from internet publication. He has been involved in many prosecutions and defences relating to post publication claims.

      He acts on behalf of policyholders in disputes with insurers and brokers.

      Callum regularly delivers seminars and training to clients on a wide variety of topics including regulatory crime, transport, insurance and media.

      Memberships

      Law Society of Scotland Privacy Law Committee
      Society of Solicitor Advocates
      Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

      Education

      University of Strathclyde
      University of Maastricht, the Netherlands
      Glasgow Graduate School of Law
      NITA (North American Trial Advocacy) Advanced Advocacy

    • Tony Caplan Partner
       
       

      Tony Caplan

      Partner

      Email: tcaplan@lemac.co.uk

      DD: 0141 465 1063

      Mob: 07785 344351

      Tony Caplan is a partner with many years of experience. He specialises in family law, dealing with both divorce and disputes concerning children. He has been involved in many high value divorce cases, and is recognised by his opposition as someone not to be taken lightly.

      He also works in general business litigation and commercial property, and sees a crossover with divorce as many high value divorce cases have business connotations and problems which need to be resolved.

      He was educated at Strathclyde University.

    • Richard Barrie Partner
       
       

      Richard Barrie

      Partner

      Email: rbarrie@lemac.co.uk

      DD: 0141 465 1061

      Mob: 07785 995859

      Richard brings a wealth of experience to Levy & McRae having specialised in construction dispute resolution since 1988. Richard has conducted hundreds of adjudications and enjoys a proven track record in all forms of construction dispute resolution. He acts for employers, contractors and professional team members. He lectures to clients and has contributed to numerous publications on construction law. His expertise is recognised by legal directories.

    • Stephen Giusti Consultant
       
       

      Stephen Giusti

      Consultant

      Email: sgiusti@lemac.co.uk

      DD: 0141 307 2317

      Mob: 07971 247689

      Stephen is dual qualified to practice as a solicitor in both Scotland as well as England & Wales.

      Stephen deals primarily with commercial property and private client work and has built up a substantial client following acting for and advising individual clients and small to medium size and family businesses. He has an eye for detail and adopts a common sense and commercial approach for clients.

      Stephen was appointed as a special advisor to the Scottish Law Commission in 1999 which looked at the Law of Irritancy involving commercial leases in Scotland and which reported in 2001. He was also co-author and co-creator of Conveyancing Hot Docs in 1999 which was a digital case management system for conveyancing solicitors and paralegals, being innovative in its field at that time.

      Stephen is a tutor of conveyancing practice and of commercial conveyancing for the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the Centre for Professional Legal Studies at Strathclyde University.

      Stephen also serves as a Trustee and Board member of St. Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie

      Education

      1975- graduated LLB from Strathclyde University.
      1977- qualified as a solicitor in Scotland.
      1997- qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.

    • Professor Leo Martin Consultant
       
       

      Professor Leo Martin

      Consultant

      Email: lmartin@lemac.co.uk

      Tel: 0141 307 2311

      Mob: 07971 224315

      Leo is admitted as a Solicitor in Scotland and also as a Solicitor in the Superior Courts of England and Wales. His practice encompasses advising private clients to some of the country's largest corporations and banks together with fellow lawyers and other professionals. He has been appointed at the University of Strathclyde since 2000 where he is Co-Director of Legal Practice Courses and lectures on Conveyancing Practice and Professional Ethics. He also tutors the only Family Business Law class in the UK.

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