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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Client Testimonials

“Top notch legal professionals. Don’t bother going anywhere else” D McLean


“We were lucky enough to have Ian Woodward-Nutt acting for our son at a very distressing time in all of our lives. He was absolutely wonderful throughout the whole process, from the first meeting through to the successful conclusion. Ian understands the law so well and explains everything calmly and honestly. I cannot recommend him highly enough, he is a very safe pair of hands.” Tammy Albertini


“Exceptional service provided by Philip Lawson. Clearly explained all of the options open to me and offered advice on the most appropriate route to follow in resolving a matter of debt recovery to its successful conclusion. Highly recommended!” Alan Hurry


‘I cannot speak highly enough of Ian Woodward-Nutt. He is a professional of the highest calibre. He is unfailingly diligent, utterly knowledgeable and entirely compassionate. His knowledge, bearing and professionalism was invaluable during an extremely difficult time for my family. He is responsive, collaborative and engaging. He is able to provide sound professional guidance while giving assurance and support where required. He is a true gentleman and I would recommend him unreservedly, to any prospective client.” Scotty Mac


“My company used Philip Lawson in a long running construction law dispute against a difficult opponent which concluded recently. Philip was thoroughly professional throughout and his understanding of the law pertaining to my case was second to none, indeed it was fascinating to watch him calculate every possible scenario and arrive at the best possible way forward in a matter of minutes. From the very first meeting to the very last his advice was invaluable, relevant, concise and productive. I firmly believe the end result was the best possible outcome under the circumstances and this is entirely the result of Philip’s knowledge of law, acumen in knowing when to concede a point and strength in knowing when to push forward. In addition to his professionalism and advice, I always felt Philip had a high degree of empathy for our situation, given the stakes for us were high. He was very reassuring and calming throughout the process whilst being honest and up front about the consequences of each action. This is a talent in itself and should not be overlooked. I would strongly recommend Philip Lawson for any construction law cases.” Robert Walker


“I highly recommend Ian Woodward Nutt as a criminal lawyer. A truly committed lawyer who keeps the interest of his client at the forefront at all times. Constantly working to get the most positive outcome, no matter how long it takes for his client.” JR

We pride ourselves on helping you to make informed decisions regarding your case, so we make sure we communicate in everyday language and that you understand what is going on in your case.

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