Michael Lyon Solicitors Limited is a team of highly specialised and experienced road traffic lawyers representing clients charged with motoring offences throughout Scotland. We hold a unique position in the market place due to our outstanding track record for successfully defending road traffic cases over the last decade. We restricted our practice solely to the defence of road traffic prosecutions in 2007 and have not looked back since. Our head office is in the High Street in Glasgow and our second office opened in Dumfries, directly across from Dumfries Justice of the Peace and Sheriff Court, back in 2011 to deal with the high number of speeding prosecutions emanating from the M74.

Over the years we have represented a broad range of clients from Police Officers to politicians and provided expert legal assistance in relation to tens of thousands of road traffic cases in Scotland. Aside from regularly appearing in the Scottish media on matters of road traffic law over the last decade, Michael Lyon is also the accredited Consultant on the Road Traffic Offences and Disqualification section of The Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, considered to be an essential text for Solicitors practising road traffic law in Scotland.

If you are facing prosecution for any road traffic offence in Scotland, from dangerous driving down to a simple speeding charge, contact us today for expert legal representation. We can resolve many cases over the telephone free of charge.

Should the case merit legal representation, we will provide a clear fixed fee quotation to secure the services of our team of expert road traffic lawyers.

Road Traffic Offences Explained

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Lawyer

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Lawyer
Michael Lyon Solicitors Limited
Do you specialise exclusively in road traffic law?
Michael Lyon Solicitors Limited only deal with road traffic matters. General criminal solicitors have started to open separate limited companies called ‘road traffic something’ but do not specialise exclusively in road traffic defence and engage in general criminal work.
An easy way to test this is to call the Firm and ask if they will represent you in a general criminal matter, perhaps a breach of the peace? Our answer will always be an emphatic: “No! We are road traffic lawyers!”
Do a quick Google search on the solicitor if you are unsure and see what turns up!
Do you employ than one fully-qualified road traffic solicitor on a permanent basis?
This is important as your case date may clash with that of another client. Having more than one dedicated road traffic solicitor ensures that you will be properly represented
Do you guarantee that you will personally conduct my Trial instead of employing a contracting solicitor to deal with my case?
Michael Lyon Solicitors Limited guarantee that your case will be dealt with by a member of our Firm. If other Firms offer this, ask them to put it in writing.
We know from experience that other Firms often send local solicitors to deal with the Trial for a small part of the fee that you are asked to pay. We believe this is not acceptable and always personally deal with contentious court hearings.
Can I meet you at your office to discuss my case?
Yes. You are always welcome to attend at one of our two offices. We ask that you call ahead as we are often in Court
Many so-called ‘specialist Firms’ actually work from home despite having a postal address. Ask to go to their office, you may be surprised…
Do you have more than one dedicated road traffic office?
Our flagship Glasgow office opened in 2007 and our Dumfries office opened in 2011. You are welcome to come and see us at either office
Do you deal with high-profile cases?
Over the years, we have acted in a number of high-profile, high-publicity cases. You can see for yourself here or by visiting http://www.theroadtrafficlawyer.com/press-media/
Do you regularly appear in the national press?
Apart from our cases which make the headlines, we also write a regular monthly motoring column for the Daily Record’s Road Record Supplement
Please be suspicious of ‘success rates’. Ask a Firm how they measure ‘success’ and ask the Firm to verify their success rates with documents supporting their claims. A high success rate could mean that the Firm is exaggerating the severity of cases and taking on clients who otherwise may not have needed to pay for a lawyer.
Until such times as the Law Society of Scotland issues a binding legal definition for ‘success rates’ for road traffic cases, all claims relating to success rates are entirely meaningless.

Meet The Team

Michael Lyon - The Road Traffic Laywer

MICHAEL LYON is the original road traffic lawyer and has specialised exclusively in the defence of criminal road traffic matters since 2007. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, Michael…

Martin Black - The Road Traffic Laywer

MARTIN BLACK, is a highly experienced and revered road traffic lawyer. Martin’s extensive knowledge of all road traffic matters has helped the Firm grow in size and stature since he…

Ronnie Simpson - The Road Traffic Lawyer

RONNIE SIMPSON, is a former Procurator Fiscal Depute and his insight into the inner workings of the Crown provides a considerable advantage to our Firm. In addition to his legal…

Client Testimonials

Jeff Brazier, Television Presenter

More efficient than the bloody German car that got me into all this trouble in the first place! The secret of successfully avoiding a ban was Michael Lyon Solicitors .

Jeff Brazier, Television presenter
Scott Brown, Scotland & Celtic Captain

“No case to answer on speeding charge”

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Scott Brown, Scotland & Celtic captain
Barry Robson, Aberdeen And Scotland International Footballer

“I cannot recommend Michael Lyon Solicitors highly enough”

Barry Robson, Aberdeen and Scotland international footballer
Bilel Mohsni, Rangers And Tunisian International Footballer

Link to press: http://news.stv.tv/west-central/290467-rangers-player-mohsni-fined-for-using-mobile-phone-while-driving/

Bilel Mohsni, Rangers and Tunisian international footballer
Robert Snodgrass, Hull City And Scotland International Footballer

Minimum endorsement of three penalty points

Robert Snodgrass, Hull City and Scotland international footballer
Emilio Izaguirre, Celtic And Honduran International Footballer

Acquitted of all charges – http://news.stv.tv/west-central/238419-celtics-emilio-izaguirre-let-uninsured-jorge-claros-drive-his-car/

Emilio Izaguirre, Celtic and Honduran international footballer