About Us

Michael Lyon Solicitors Limited 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 located on 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. We also have offices in Inverness (opened 2018) and Edinburgh (opened 2019).

Over the years we have represented a broad range of clients from Police Officers to politicians and provided expert legal assistance in relation to 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.

Aside from representing individuals charged with road traffic offences, Michael Lyon is involved with training Justices of the Peace in relation to the interpretation and application of Scottish driving law, in particular how to approach speeding cases and exceptional hardship proofs. Our most recent talk was delivered to around 50 Justices of the Peace – these are the judges who may ultimately decide your fate.

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 payment plan quotation to secure the services of our team of expert road traffic lawyers.

The Team

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Michael Lyon

MICHAEL LYON has specialised exclusively in the defence of criminal road traffic matters since 2007.

With an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, Michael has advised thousands of motorists over the years and has unrivalled expertise in the field of road traffic law.

Michael is one of the most successful trial lawyers in Scotland and his specialist knowledge of road traffic law, coupled with his extensive trial experience, is renowned for securing acquittals in the most difficult of cases.

Michael has represented a number of high profile clients and acted as the Accredited Consultant for the prestigious Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia.

Michael is regularly asked to give his expert opinion in the Scottish media, including TV and radio appearances.

Notable Cases

Procurator Fiscal Glasgow v Scott Brown
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/celtic-star-scott-brown-cleared-1054286
Procurator Fiscal Stranraer v Sir Richard Dashwood
https://www.itv.com/news/border/story/2012-06-07/a-marquis-and-a-knight-fined-for-careless-driving/
Procurator Fiscal Glasgow v Anas Sarwar
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13135807.labour-mp-cleared-of-using-phone-at-wheel/
Procurator Fiscal Dumfries v Jeff Brazier
Procurator Fiscal Glasgow v Emilio Izaguirre
Martin Black

Martin Black

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 joined in 2008.

With a highly specialised and technical approach, he secures acquittal after acquittal with his hard work and dedication to each case that he defends.

If there exists a defence in law to any charge, Martin will find it. His calm exterior is eloquent of the confident manner in which approaches every challenge.

Martin has successfully defended hundreds of cases over the years and continues to use his expertise on a daily basis to help the motorist in Court.

Martin will always lend his expertise to advise you on the most appropriate way to deal with a pending road traffic matter.

Notable Cases

Procurator Fiscal Stirling v Elaine Grossart
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13204200.former-tycoons-wife-keeps-licence-despite-being-found-drunk-in-car/
Procurator Fiscal Glasgow v Robert Snodgrass
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2096655/scotland-and-aston-villa-robert-snodgrass-cleared-of-illegally-driving-car/
Ronnie Simpson

Ronnie Simpson

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.

Ronnie joined the Firm in 2014 and has delivered an outstanding run of acquittals in some of our most difficult cases.

A fantastic road traffic lawyer with an irrepressible tenacity, Ronnie is an integral part of the team and will always represent clients to the very best of his significant abilities.

Ronnie has acted in a number of high-profile road traffic cases over the years.

Notable Cases

Procurator Fiscal Inverness v James Callaghan
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1733617/sheriff-tells-highland-speedster-he-must-have-had-a-death-wish-after-travelling-at-143mph/
Procurator Fiscal Aberdeen v Johnathon Kerr
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1537091/volunteer-accused-of-speeding-while-delivering-emergency-medical-equipment-to-aberdeen-royal-infirmary-cleared-of-offence/
Procurator Fiscal Paisley v Michael Gilfillan
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2618732/john-hardie-michael-gilfilllan-cleared-hen-do-nurse-injury-bits-n-pieces/
Procurator Fiscal Elgin v Gregor Durno
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/1683278/farm-worker-who-caused-120000-worth-of-damage-by-smashing-his-tractor-into-a-north-east-house-whilst-his-three-legged-dog-was-on-board-avoids-prison/
Procurator Fiscal Stranraer v Peter Jenkins
http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/sheriff-appeal-court-(criminal)/jenkins-peter.pdf
Procurator Fiscal Glasgow v Martin Waine
http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/sheriff-appeal-court-(criminal)/martin-waine-v-pf-glasgow.pdf
Procurator Fiscal Greenock v Russell Cameron
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/police-accused-driver-using-mobile-3244036
Procurator Fiscal Livingston v David Lee
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/driver-blames-car-crash-left-6454966