Andy Aitken

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Andy Aitken


As joint Head of the firm’s Business Crime & Private Client Department, Andy typifies the firm’s ethos of providing exceptional lawyers and exceptional results.

Smart, knowledgeable and tenacious, Andy has successfully defended some of Scotland’s highest profile criminal cases, including his work, recently noted by the Legal 500, in successfully defending a complex case relating to multiple allegations of historical sexual abuse.

An excellent communicator and problem-solver, Andy was previously elected by fellow lawyers to lead the prominent Scottish legal group, the Faculty of West Lothian Solicitors, in national debate over proposed reforms to access to justice.

"I was charged with murder after I defended myself against a man who broke into my house and attacked me. I chose Andy Aitken to be my lawyer. Andy and his team were brilliant. They gathered all the evidence to show what had really happened.

Andy then had various meetings with the prosecution, who were persuaded to drop the case against me. I feel like I owe Andy my life."SP, Bathgate