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.

Divorce, Separation & Cohabitation

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 major assets which 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

Ian Woodward-Nutt elected as President of Aberdeen Bar Association

07 October 2021

Ian Woodward-Nutt, Principal of Woodward Lawson Solicitors has been elected as the President of Aberdeen Bar Association. The organisation represents the interests of Civil and Criminal Court lawyers in Aberdeen and the surrounding area and his period of office started on 10th September. Ian stated “It is a great honour to be elected as President of Aberdeen Bar Association. Court lawyers face a time of unprecedented change and significant challenges. I aim to maintain the Bar Association's positive relationship with the Courts, the Crown and its members in promoting the interests of Court lawyers in Aberdeen and access to justice for all.”

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Servitude Rights to Wells, Pumps and Pipes

15 August 2021

If you and your heritable predecessors have continually used a water source and pipe and storage system situated on your neighbours land for decades and it is the only active water supply to your property, you might consider that you have a servitude or legal right in that supply. But, not necessarily so. In a...

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Book Review – Humankind – Rutger Bregman

After 18 months where the world has changed in many remarkable ways and for once, we have had time to think about it, Rutger Bregman’s book provides a thoroughly positive outlook on humanity. Well researched and extremely readable, its theme that humans are basically good and wish to co-operate may seem naive in parts but,...

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