BBC Scotland has commissioned an eight-part documentary series following top Scottish lawyer Aamer Anwar and his team of criminal law experts.

Aamer Anwar & Co. have years of experience and professional expertise in representing clients in criminal and civil courts all over Scotland. Aamer has worked on some of the biggest cases in Scottish legal history including the Ice Cream Wars appeal, the perjury trial of Tommy Sheridan and the Lockerbie Appeal.

The current caseload includes representing bereaved families in the UK Covid-19 inquiry; at the Public Inquiry for the family of Sheku Bayoh who died whilst in police custody and is described as Scotland’s George Floyd; the families of Katie Allan and William Lindsay who died by suicide in prison; and the mother of murder victim, Emma Caldwell.

Made by STV Studios, the production team has exclusive access to Aamer’s firm of legal professionals.

The series is currently in production in Glasgow and will comprise 8 x 60” episodes.

Craig Hunter, Creative Director of Factual at STV Studios, says: “This series promises high stakes and high stress as we follow Aamer and his tight-knit team, who are constantly fighting to stay on top of high-profile caseloads. Every episode will offer an unfiltered, privileged glimpse into this fast-paced world at this crucial time for Scottish legal practices. We’re thrilled to be bringing this exciting new series to BBC Scotland.”

David Harron, Commissioning Executive, Factual at BBC Scotland says: “We are really excited to have secured access to Aamer Anwar & Co for this new series. Aamer is one of Scotland’s most high-profile figures and this promises to provide the audience with a fascinating look behind the scenes of both the legal world in Scotland and the workplace that he operates in.”

Aamer Anwar says: “My firm is involved in some of the most high-profile cases in Scotland as well as the United Kingdom, but no matter how big, small, controversial or complex the case, my team gives it everything and we always fight to win. We’re unlike any other law firm out there and I’m delighted to open our doors so that viewers can see for themselves the inner workings of the Scottish legal system, how we operate and what inspires us to fight for justice.”

Commissioning Editors are Louise Thornton and David Harron. Executive Producer for STV Studios is Craig Hunter. Production Executive is Paul McCaffery. The series will be Produced and Directed by Iain MacAulay.

Jon Creamer

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