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Levy & McRae's Neil Hay Ranked by Spears Directory 2024 as Top Lawyer

Jun 16, 2024 – Edinburgh, UK

Levy & Mc Rae Solicitors are proud to announce that our Criminal Law Partner Neil Hay has again been featured among the top legal advisers in the 2024 SpearsIndex, a Spear's Magazine annual listing of the lawyers working in criminal and white collar crime for high new worth and ultra high net worth clients.

Neil is the only Scottish Criminal lawyer listed by this prestigious directory, and his recognition follows upon him being awarded Crime Lawyer of the Year in the inaugural Legal 500 Scotland Awards last year.

Neil commented: "I am pleased that our professionalism and expertise in Scottish criminal law matters has again been recognised, in particular around the work we do for high net worth individuals where discretion and strategy are so important".

Neil`s full profile in the 2024 SpearsIndex:

Spear’s Review

Neil Hay is the solicitor of choice for a great variety of law firms in Scotland and England, which seek him out for his expertise in criminal law, especially concerning high-net-worth and prominent public figures.

Based in Edinburgh and London at Levy & McRae, Hay works with clients all over Scotland and abroad when Scottish law is involved. Individual clients include high-level professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs, landowners, investors, politicians and celebrities. Corporate clients include some of the biggest companies in the country as well as pressure groups and charities.

Wherever possible, Hay works to avoid the courts and the associated publicity, but if it cannot be avoided, he leads a highly skilled team of defence lawyers. He is a regular speaker at legal conferences and an author of legal articles.

Adviser Profile

Leading criminal defence specialist Neil Hay deals with all Scottish criminal law and white-collar crime. Individual clients include doctors, lawyers and other professionals, HNW and UHNW individuals, politicians, company directors and celebrities. Corporate clients include FTSE companies, pressure groups and charities. 

Neil is regularly Instructed by premier UK and London law firms, and international firms, to represent their clients in all Scottish courts. His commercial acumen means he is sought out by business owners, entrepreneurs, investors and landowners.

Highly regarded as the lawyer’s lawyer, Neil’s reputation is for excellent advice, skilful negotiation and formidable courtroom advocacy; he is entrusted with some of the most highly sensitive and complex cases.