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Who we are

Our directors Colm and Cameron have become highly regarded in the Scottish Court system for their clarity and professionalism throughout representation.


Capital Defence Lawyers.

 

 

Colm Dempsey

LLB (Hons) Solicitor Advocate, Director

Position

Solicitor Advocate specialising in criminal law, primarily at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Alongside Cameron Tait, Colm is responsible for overseeing and managing Capital Defence Lawyers’ summary and sheriff and jury business.

Colm is extremely strong in his specialism of road traffic cases where licence and livelihood are threatened.

Career

Trained with Gilfedder and McInnes qualifying in 2006.

Assistant with Capital Defence Lawyers 2006-09.

Associate with Capital Defence Lawyers 2009-11.

Partner/Director with Capital Defence Lawyers 2011 to date.

Solicitor advocate since 2014.

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Edinburgh Bar Association; Society of Solicitor Advocates; Scottish Rugby Union Discipline Officer

Education

George Heriots School, Edinburgh;University of Aberdeen (1997-2001 LLB (hons); University of Edinburgh (2003 DipLP).

 

 

Cameron Tait

LLB (Hons) Solicitor Advocate, Director

Position

Cameron has 16 years of court experience specialising in criminal law. Cameron shares responsibility of managing and overseeing the firm’s Summary and Sheriff and Jury business alongside Colm Dempsey.

Mainly based at Edinburgh Sheriff Court Cameron also frequently appears in criminal cases at sheriff courts all over Scotland. As a Solicitor Advocate Cameron has recently been instructed as Junior Counsel in High Court Trials for offences including murder, serious drugs offences and rape. In recent years has been instructed in numerous appeals against both conviction and sentence.

Cameron delivers effective and discrete representation. He frequently takes forward referrals from corporate firms with clients whose livelihood is threatened by criminal allegations.

Career

Trained with Gilfedder and McInnes; qualified 2003; assistant 2003-06.

Associate with Capital Defence Lawyers 2006-07.

Partner/Director with Capital Defence Lawyers 2007 to date.

Solicitor-Advocate 2009 to date.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Society of Solicitor-Advocates; President Edinburgh Bar Association 2012-13.

Education

Harris Academy Dundee 1990-96; Aberdeen University (1996-2001 LLB (hons), DipLP).