Year of Call: 2012
Areas of practice
- Criminal Appeals
- Criminal Trials
- Environmental and Waste Management Law
- Fatal Accident Inquiries
- Health and Safety
- Human Rights and Devolution Issues
- Proceeds of Crime
- Road Traffic Violations
- Sexual Offences
- Wildlife Crime
Since calling to the bar in 2012 Craig has been involved in hundreds of cases including some of the largest and most complicated trials to be heard in the High Court of Justiciary in that time. Craig enjoys a reputation for being hard working, knowledgeable, and affable, which is reflected in his popularity among his colleagues at the bar and with instructing agents.
Craig has an interest in all areas of criminal law, and particularly enjoys cases raising complex and difficult issues, whether factual or legal. He regularly appears in first instance and appeal matters.
In 2015 Craig was elected Treasurer of the SCBA (Scottish Criminal Bar Association).
HMA v Dalgakiran and others (2016) – Successful defence of an allegation of importing 3.2 tonnes of cocaine. Trial in excess of 50 days. Junior to David Moggach.
PF (Aberdeen) v Civil Enforcement Ltd (2016) – Successful defence of a number of charges brought under consumer protection legislation
HMA v Clarke and others (2016) – Successful defence of allegations of drug dealing and laundering millions of pounds. Trial in excess of 90 days. Junior to Donald Findlay QC, with Victoria Young
HMA v Duffy and six (2015) – Successful prosecution of terrorism charges and conspiracy to murder. Trial in excess of 50 days. Junior to Paul Kearney
HMA v Sheerin (2015) – Successful defence of an allegation of being a drugs courier
HMA v Edwards (2014) – Successful defence in a ‘shaken baby’ case. Junior to Ian Duguid QC
HMA v Docherty (2014) – Successful prosecution of a murder from 1986. Trial in excess of 50 days long. Junior to John Scullion QC
HMA v Snowden and Jennings (2013) – Successful prosecution of a series of offences including a triple murder. Trial in excess of 50 days long. Junior to Alex Prentice QC