Local award winning, family run firm, offering specialist advice in Criminal and Family Law (including Children Law cases). Particular specialisms in Care and Child Protection cases. Legal Aid available upon successful assessment. Full range of Criminal Law services, covering sexual offences, fraud, theft, assaults, etc. with representation at Police Station, Magistrates Court and Crown Court.
Free initial telephone appointments provided to Family/Children clients with a Solicitor, regardless of financial position, with no obligation. Fixed fee face to face appointments at reduced rates for new clients.
Criminal clients can be offered either free telephone advice or free face to face appointments.
All police station attendances are free of charge – it is important to be aware that if anyone need to go to the police station it is always free to take a solicitor with them because everyone automatically gets legal aid, regardless of their means.
Who we help
The service is open to anyone.
How you access our service
Face to Face
Drop in or make an appointment
Opening times 9.00am – 5.00pm
Monday to Friday
You can access advice over the telephone by contacting the Middlesbrough office on 01642 293427
You can request contact to make an appointment by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Charges for our service
All clients are assessed to see whether they may qualify for legal aid, but this is very restricted due to the changes brought in by the Government.
If clients do not qualify, they are offered fixed fees or hourly rates, depending on the type of case and its complexity.
Quality Marks and Accreditations
Some of staff members have accreditations:
Paul Watson – Accredited Resolution Specialist, Law Society Criminal Litigation Panel Member.
Pam Kandola – Accredited Resolution Specialist.
Specialist Quality Mark held by the firm, with contracts for legal aid in Criminal and Family Law.
Access To Interpreters
Interpreters are usually available to clients whose case is at court and who qualify for legal aid.
Other clients can have interpreting arranged if need be, but this would be done at clients’ expense.
In-house we have a Punjabi, Urdu and Arabic speaking member of staff who can assist.
Our offices have disabled access
Home Visiting Service
A home visit can be arranged for clients with a severe illness or disability. Clients must be genuinely housebound and unable to attend the office.
Who we are regulated by
The Solicitors Regulation Authority For more details please click here
Please contact Paul J Watson for a copy of their complaints procedure.