About McClure Collins
We are a firm of solicitors based in the Southside of Glasgow but covering much of Scotland. Established in 1984, we have over 80 years’ combined experience in appearing in Courts and Tribunals for clients and also providing advice in many areas of Scot’s Law including criminal defence, mental health and children’s hearings. We are committed to providing a high-quality professional service with personalised representation and legal advice tailored to your individual circumstances.
We pride ourselves in being approachable and having good communication with all clients is central to our work. Consequently, we get many referrals from organisations who specialise in working with vulnerable people who have suffered adversity and can find communication difficult.
We endeavour to leave no stone unturned.
Gerry was admitted as a solicitor in 1981. He was educated and trained in Edinburgh. He set up McClure Collins Solicitors in 1984. Gerry is a Solicitor Advocate and can appear in the High Court. In addition, he is a Peer Reviewer for the Scottish Legal Aid Board and Criminal Law tutor for the local university. Gerry conducts criminal Trials, Children’s Hearing cases and Mental Health Tribunals. He has been appointed as Curator ad Litem (a type of Safeguarder appointed by the Court to look after the interests of a vulnerable party) in the Sheriff Court and also the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
When the opportunity arises, Gerry recharges his batteries by playing golf. He is married to fellow Director, Anne Bolger.
Lauren joined the team in February 2019 as a legal secretary. She has experience in Family law, Mental Health work, Asylum and Immigration, Litigation, and has a particular interest in Criminal law. She is a valued and talented team member.
In July 2021, Lauren passed The Society of Law Accountants qualification with distinction.
When not working, Lauren enjoys horse riding and listening to music.
Our Anne Bolger was admitted as a solicitor in 2002 and is a director of the firm. Anne specialises in mental health cases, and is regularly appointed as Curator ad Litem by the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. Anne also has extensive experience in general civil business including divorce cases, Children’s Hearings and Power of Attorney cases. Anne is also a Notary Public. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Anne had 22 years’ experience in Social Work.
When Anne is not practising law, she enjoys walking, reading, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Jim Rhodes was admitted as a solicitor in 1996 and was made an Associate of the firm in 2003. Jim has a particular interest in Criminal Law and has dealt with all types of cases from Road Traffic Act matters to murder cases. He also has a keen interest in judicial review and parole matters. He has acted as solicitor in cases calling in every tier of the Court system. He has been instructing solicitor in numerous appeal cases including civil and criminal cases in the UK Supreme Court. He has experience in cases involving the Mental Health (Scotland) Act and acts as Curator at Litem, appointed by the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
Away from the office, Jim is a keen football fan and online gamer.
Louise is a long serving employee having been with McClure Collins for over 25 years. She started in a junior capacity and is now the principal Cashier. She is also a fully qualified Law Accountant having attained The Society of Law Accountants qualification in 2008. She is charitably known as the office factotum. Louise is very much a valued member of the team.
When not working in McClure Collins, Louise enjoys participating in walking football matches and going to live music concerts.
Call Us on 0141 423 7181
Established in 1984, we have over 80 years’ combined experience in appearing in Courts and Tribunals for clients and also providing advice in many areas of Scots Law including criminal defence, mental health and children’s hearings.
0141 423 7181
139 Allison Street,
Glasgow, G42 8RY
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9:00am – 5:00pm Mon-Thurs
9:00am – 4:30pm Fri
139 Allison Street, Glasgow, G42 8RY