About Bridge Litigation UK

In 2012, the award-winning firm Liam O’Donnell & Co rebranded as Bridge Litigation UK Ltd. We also incorporated the firm JP Mowberry Ltd, expanding the knowledge base and resources available to our clients.

Bridge Litigation are widely viewed as leading criminal defence lawyers. Our company is based in Glasgow but provides representation in criminal courts throughout Scotland.

The Firm has developed a formidable reputation in defending the prosecution of serious crime. We have been instructed in many murder cases, drugs cases (including the largest importation case in Scottish history), Customs & Excise prosecutions, Health & Safety prosecutions, Copyright prosecutions, attempted murder and serious assault, Firearm, etc.

We also deal with large numbers of summary criminal prosecutions in courts throughout Scotland including Road Traffic cases, Breach of the Peace, Assault, Shoplifting, etc. Many of these cases are tried either at the District Court or the Sheriff Court where we regularly practice.

Bridge Litigation are specialists in Criminal Defence and Appeal Law. We also have an Employment Law department and a growing Sports Law team. Our resources enable us to handle the most high profile and demanding cases in the country. Our practice is busy in courts throughout the country – from Justice of the Peace to the Supreme Court. We were instructed in the longest running murder trial in Scottish history and conduct High Court criminal trials on a frequent basis.

Additionally, as lawyers for the Professional Footballers’ Association Scotland, we provide all services to professional footballers, including any criminal defence work arising for those in the limelight.

We also represent Unison members facing criminal proceedings in Scotland. We have acted in several cases for union members, from Embezzlement to Road Traffic. We achieved acquittals in every single case and continue to be instructed by the largest union in the country.

The firm is also acknowledged as a leading provider of legal services in the field of Proceeds of Crime. We work with a team of forensic accountants and Counsel skilled in this new and complex area of the law.

We are very well versed in the Proceeds of Crime Act and all subsequent legislation in this ever-changing field. We also have a substantial practice involving criminal appeals. We believe our track record in Appeals is unrivalled. We were the first firm of Scottish solicitors to appear in the Supreme Court.

Successful appeals undertaken by the firm include the quashing of the 8 year sentence and conviction of a former solicitor. We did not provide representation at the original Trial but successfully conducted the appeal securing his acquittal. We were also instructed in the well publicised appeal of Williams Mills who had a 9 year conviction and sentence for armed robbery overturned following our introduction at the appeal stage.