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Craig Findlater

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).

Selected Cases

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