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Murray Ormiston LLP

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Welcome to Murray Ormiston LLP. We specialise in all aspects of criminal defence and family law court work. We take great pride in ensuring our clients receive exemplary service and advice. We are not here to judge you, we are here to help. Please click the button below to book a consultation with one of our solicitors.

Murray Ormiston LLP

With you at every step

Murray Ormiston LLP is an Aberdeen based firm of Solicitors specialising in Family and Criminal Law work. Whether you require advice and guidance in relation to a family matter or are facing a criminal charge we can help.  We are experienced in dealing with cases calling in the Justice of the Peace Courts, the Sheriff Courts, the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary.  Get in touch and we'll guide you through the process step by step.

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Criminal Defence

Providing you with a robust defence

Getting sound representation as soon as you possibly can is important. If you are suspected of, or charged with, a criminal offence contact us as soon as possible and we will advise you of your legal rights. Should the matter proceed to court then we will prepare your defence and represent you.

We will help you through this difficult time, fully investigating the case against you and advising you on your options and likely outcomes. We appreciate that this may be a very worrying and stressful period in your life and we will always ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome for you whilst doing our utmost to relieve you of the burden of the case.

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Family Law

Guiding you through the process

Many people have to make major life changing decisions in very stressful circumstances when they are in the worst possible frame of mind. We will attempt to minimise the stresses of this situation and guide you towards a successful conclusion.

Separation or divorce from your cohabiting partner or spouse can be difficult. Issues in respect of children may be intertwined with complex financial arrangements including pension sharing and maintenance. We recognise the need to avoid unnecessary confrontation in family disputes and we are particularly sensitive to the needs of any children involved. Issues regarding contact and residence of children are extremely difficult for parents and often affect other family members. Whether the issue is where a child should live, how often they see a family member or whether or not you have parental rights and responsibilities, we have a wealth of experience to help you resolve your problem.

We provide sound advice on your legal rights, entitlements and obligations and we use a range of approaches to achieve these results, including negotiation, preparation of separation agreements or litigation in either the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. We will advise you on your prospects of success and the possible costs involved in the process.

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Our Team

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Stuart Murray


Partner Member

Having graduated from Aberdeen University Stuart began his career in law under the mentorship of the now Sheriff William Summers at Davies Wood Summers. Stuart has 20 years of experience in dealing with both criminal and family matters and prides himself on his open and straightforward manner in dealing with his clients. Stuart is a well known face in the courts around the north-east of Scotland and has been the president of Aberdeen Bar Association since 2019.

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