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Levy & McRae's Director Neil Hay Named Crime Lawyer of the Year by Legal 500 Scotland

Nov 27, 2023 – Glasgow, Scotland

Levy & McRae Solicitors is proud to announce that during last week's Legal 500 Scotland Awards ceremony our Director Neil Hay was awarded Crime Lawyer of the Year.

Neil is a Partner of our firm and brings excellence to the work that he does on behalf of our clients. This award rounds off a year where Neil has been ranked highly and commended in all the major legal sector directories for his area of work.

Legal 500 Lawyer Rankings section under Leading individuals included the following description:

"Levy & McRae Solicitors has ‘a long tradition of providing an exceptional service‘ to private clients, including professionals and high-net-worth individuals in Scotland, across a range of criminal areas including environmental, regulatory, sexual and domestic, financial, as well as tax investigations and inquiries. Neil Hay leads the team and specialises in complex regulatory, fraud and financial crime, while co-head Callum Anderson has significant expertise in defending leading political figures and other high-ranking public officials. David McKie brings vast experience of police investigations and inquiries, including public, parliamentary and fatal accidents, while Andrew Seggie is another key member of the team."

Crime Lawyer of the Year, Neil Hay is a senior Scottish lawyer specialising in criminal law, white-collar crime, fraud & financial crime, health & safety cases and regulatory crime. He provides strategic legal advice and specialist court representation for clients under investigation or facing prosecution. He is based at our Edinburgh office and works throughout Scotland and in London. 

He has practised as a solicitor for more than 25 years, and as a solicitor-advocate for over 15 years, defending clients in Scottish courts at every level. He has represented clients accused of the most serious crimes in the High Court (including as leading counsel) and in the Appeal Court.

For many years Neil has been top-rated by legal directories for his expertise in criminal law and financial crime. He is the only Scottish criminal lawyer to be recommended by the Spears 500 index for his expertise in private crime cases and is highly recommended as a ‘leading individual’ by the Legal 500 for his overall expertise in Scottish criminal law. Neil has also featured in Chambers & Partners guide to the legal profession and in The Times Best Law Firms. 

Levy & McRae’s recent recognition by prestigious legal directories such as The Legal 500 (Legalease), Chambers and Partners Directory, Spears 500 and The Times Best Law Firms is a testament to our unwavering dedication to legal excellence and our capability to handle the most complex legal challenges.