Criminal Defence

Woodward Lawson are able to provide a high level of personal guidance throughout all forms of criminal prosecution in Aberdeen and elsewhere in Scotland. We provide expert representation in all types of criminal cases in the High Court, Sheriff or Justice of the Peace Courts.

Civil Litigation

Woodward Lawson represent clients in a broad range of civil court cases, both in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session.

Contractual Disputes

Contracts form the backbone of daily life in any business. Occasionally, difficulties arise in relation to what was actually agreed and disputes occur if one party does not do what the other expects them to do.

Guardianship & Incapacity

We have significant experience in relation to Guardianship applications both from the perspective of raising applications for Guardianship and also in opposing such applications in disputed cases. Ian Woodward-Nutt also regularly acts as a Court appointed reporter in relation to Guardianship cases.

Building Disputes

Whether you are a builder seeking payment for works which have run into difficulties or a client receiving possible defective building work, it is best to seek our advice at the earliest possible juncture.

Road Traffic Offences

Road Traffic Law forms part of the Criminal Law that is a broad and technically complicated area. If you have been charged by the police or have received papers intimating a criminal prosecution for an alleged road traffic offence, it is important to take advice from an experienced criminal defence lawyer at the earliest opportunity.

Debt Collection

Every business encounters debtors from time to time and this can seriously affect important cash flow. At Woodward Lawson, we provide a robust one-stop service from seven day letters to pursuing court action in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session.

Property & Boundary Disputes

Few aspects of life can cause such concern as a neighbour asserting rights over your land or preventing you from doing something on their land that you thought you had a right to do.

Family, Divorce & Children

The breakdown of a relationship, be it marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation, leads to all manner of financial worries and practical difficulties as the inevitable change in your personal circumstances occurs. This is especially so if there are children involved and major assets require to be divided.

Road Haulage Representation

Woodward Lawson are pleased to offer representation in all matters concerning road haulage and transport law.

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News & Comment

A Lighter Side of Life – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul – O2 Academy, Glasgow – 20th May, 2019

21 May 2019

Stevie Van Zandt, erstwhile stalwart of the Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band during its glory days from 1975 to 1984, and long term actor, mostly notably in The Sopranos, could never be accused of being understated when it comes to his occasional musical project, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul.  Resurrected in 2017, his solo work over the last 35 years was wonderfully showcased by a 14 piece band which included a 5 piece brass section, both a drummer and percussionist with extensive kit, a legendary keyboard player (perhaps more of a footnote in this country) and three backing singers whose wild impromptu gyrations or slinky syncopated moves meant that they were rarely far away from the spotlight. This is a chilly night in Glasgow but the concert is taking place at the O2 Academy, and even though the upper tier is surprisingly empty, the stalls are packed and the…

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A Lighter Side of Life – Fairport Convention at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen – 18th May, 2019

Another side of the venerable Fairport Convention presents itself at the packed Lemon Tree on a Saturday night. There was a minimum of instruments on display, certainly no electric guitar and drum kit. All of it could easily be fitted into the back of small van. However, any suggestion that the band are going to...

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Taking the Biscuit

17 July 2016

When it comes to commercial life, we are all familiar with logos and designs as trade marks. However, it is possible to register 3D shapes as trademarks as well although it might be more difficult to envisage what shapes might be successfully trade-marked. It does not stop some companies trying. Take a recent case between...

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