About Us

Matthew Nicholson has specialised in criminal defence law since the early 1990’s. In 1998 he was recruited to be one of the first ever public defence lawyers in the UK. After many successes here, he left to set up CN Defence lawyers in 2002. All of the lawyers are in the firm are experienced criminal lawyers who are trusted and respected members of the criminal defence bar.


Matthew Nicholson

Matthew Nicholson

LL.B (Hons) Dip LP

Matthew Nicholson has specialised in criminal defence since 1994. He has gained a reputation for a meticulous approach to each and every case. His thoroughness and sympathetic approach to his clients and cases has earned him an excellent reputation and the respect of other court users. Matthew is the compliance partner who liaises with the Scottish Legal Aid Board and Law Society of Scotland to ensure all clients are represented to the highest standard. He ensures all our lawyers are aware of the anticipated changes to the law and the consequences for our clients.