Patterson and Paterson represent clients in the Justice of the Peace Court and Sheriff Courts across the Highlands and Islands.

We specialise in all matters relating to criminal defence, from Road Traffic to Murder. Our team covers the whole of the Highlands and Islands and regularly appear in Inverness, Tain and Wick, from the Justice of the Peace Court to Sheriff and Jury level. We also regularly defend clients who are charged with the most serious of crimes at the High Courts in Edinburgh and Glasgow.




David Patterson and Natalie Paterson have specialised in criminal defence throughout their careers. Both lawyers originally worked in Edinburgh with some of the country's largest criminal defence practices. During their careers they have gained a vast combined experience in crime and have dealt with a number of high profile cases. David and Natalie have been defending clients across the Highlands and Islands for the past three years. The lawyers within the firm are trusted and consistently strive to provide the best service to their clients.

  • David has been my lawyer for many years, I really could not ask for better. He always goes above and beyond to make sure you get the best possible out... Read More
  • I would like to thank Natalie Paterson in regards to my court case and the endless amount of help,effort and professionalism she showed during a extre... Read More
  • I would have lost my job if it wasn’t for David sorting out the prosecutor against me. He was always available and was great all the way through
  • I'm posting this on behalf of Bertie P who asked me to feedback on his behalf. Bertie wanted to express his gratitude to David Patterson for his assis... Read More
  • Natalie was my lawyer for over a year and I can’t thank her enough for everything she did for me. Not only is she professional and established throu... Read More