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J. Gary McAteer

J. Gary McAteer

  • Firm: Beltrami & Co
  • Practice Area: Criminal
  • Country: Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 83 Carlton Place, Glasgow, G5 9TD.

About J. Gary McAteer

Gary graduated from the University of Strathclyde. He Joined Beltrami & Company in 1983 as an apprentice and rose through the ranks to become partner in 1992. Gary specialises in criminal law and has amassed 32 years experience at Sheriff Court & High Court level.
He enjoys a stellar reputation having practised at the very highest level over the past 32 years, litigating in criminal matters of an intricate and novel nature. Ranked in the top 3 criminal practitioners in Scotland, alongside Beltrami & Co. co-partner, Murray Macara.
In 1999 he became a Solicitor Advocate and has appeared as counsel in the High Court of Justiciary, responsible for the direction and presentation of complex evidential cases such as murder and culpable homicide.
There is no type of criminal case that he has not handled or presented. These include:
– Murder
– Attempted murder
– Culpable homicide
– Culpable and reckless mis-conduct
– Serious assault
– Breach of the peace
– Public disorder
– Football violence and disorder
– Fraud
– Embezzlement
– Robbery
– Reset
– Rape
– Sexual crimes
– Internet downloading offences
– Drugs
– Proceeds of crime
– Terrorism
– Criminal appeals
His reputation also extends to areas of civil law and has seen Gary instructed in transport matters on behalf of a number of companies. He has also been instructed in matters of employment law such as issues of age discrimination, Settlement Agreements, disability discrimination, dismissal, employment contracts, gender discrimination (sex discrimination), minimum wage, redundancy, termination of employment, workplace harassment and race discrimination. He has appeared in the civil courts, litigating on matters such as summary cause, ordinary cause, insurance law and personal injury. This additional layer to his work brings an added tier to the work that Beltrami & Co. undertake.
Date Admitted: 1984
Significant Cases include:
Athif Sarwar v HMA
This was a complex fraud case where the client had conviction quashed on appeal.

Q&A With J. Gary McAteer


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