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Specialist Criminal and Family Law Solicitor in Middlesbrough




Specialist Criminal and Family Law Solicitor in Middlesbrough

Paul J Watson Solicitor in Middlesbrough specialise in Driving, Criminal Defence and Family Law. We are highly recommended by our clients for being supportive, sensitive and robust. Our Solicitors in Middlesbrough team make sure that they communicate with you in straightforward terms so that you can understand what is happening at each stage of your case. Paul Watson Solicitors hold Legal Aid Contracts in both criminal and family law, and we are members of the Law Society's Criminal Litigation Panel.

Why use our Solicitors in Middlesbrough?


1. Family run Solicitors based in Middlesbrough.

2. We have hundreds of positive reviews.

3. Multi-award winning Legal Team.

4. Established for over 34 years.

5. Legal Aid contracts in Criminal and Family Law.

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Costs and Fees

At Paul Watson Solicitor in Middlesbrough we understand that cost is a major concern for our clients. If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, we will keep you updated with costs to ensure you don't get any unexpected bills. We offer competitive hourly rates and fixed fees, which you can pay for in stages by a number of methods, including credit cards. Whether you need help with a criminal or family matter, our solicitors will do everything possible to fight for you and achieve the best possible result.




Criminal Law

Our Crime Solicitors in Middlesbrough can assist you 24/7 for police station interviews and offer representation at short notice in court proceedings.


Remember: All police station attendances are free of charge – it is important that everyone is aware that if you need to go to the Police Station it is always free to take a Solicitor with you because everyone automatically receives Legal Aid, regardless of their means.


Crime-logoThey can also frequently provide same day advice, telephone appointments and office appointments to discuss your case.  Our Crime Team based in Middlesbrough is dedicated to providing the best criminal service and can represent you from first interview at the police station, through to court proceedings.   We represent clients across the country, not just in the Teesside Courts.


All police station interviews, whether voluntary or upon arrest, are free of charge to everyone under Legal Aid.  This is not assessed on financial means. Court representation is available on a legally aided or privately paid basis and is dependent on your finances.  We do however offer fixed fees for court representation, allowing you to keep control over your fees. If you are appearing in the Adults Magistrates Court, Middlesbrough or anywhere else, read our guide on 10 things you should know. 


  • Criminal Law, Fraud, Conspiracy, Murder, Firearms, Sexual Offences, Benefit Fraud, Supply of Drugs/Possession of drugs, Assault, GBH, ABH, DVPO, Burglary, Theft,
  • RSPCA Defence, Motoring (Driving Offences), Regulatory Law and Armed Forces, Court Martials & more.
  • Our Solicitors' client feedback is consistently excellent.  We have highly rated Solicitors in the Middlesbrough area.

Family Law


Our Family Solicitors offer both legally aided and privately paid assistance in all manner of Family Law cases including divorce, care proceedings, child arrangement orders and domestic abuse.


We offer fixed fee and hourly rate methods, depending on the type of case.


Our Family solicitors based in Middlesbrough offers sympathetic and supportive services and are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for clients in all the circumstances of their case.


Both our Care Proceedings and Private Client Family Solicitors consistently receive excellent client reviews.


Our Family Solicitors can help you with;

  • Matrimonial Finances (formerly ancillary relief).
  • Family Law, Care proceedings (non-accidental injuries, neglect, abuse), child protection meetings and PLO.
  • Child Law, Child Arrangement Orders, contact, residence, parental responsibility, grandparents' rights and kinship carers advice.
  • Domestic abuse, non-molestation injunctions, forced marriage, honour based violence and FGM (female genital mutilation).

  Fraud Solicitors in Middlesbrough

Our Fraud Solicitors in Middlesbrough offer free initial consultations. If you require legal representation or expert advice from a specialist fraud legal team, call us today. Our Middlesbrough office is open throughout the year and if you require an immediate response, contact us via email or our contact form. 


Defending a fraud case can be complex and with the introduction of the The Fraud Act 2006,  you will need a specialist solicitor who is experienced in involvement with both the Serious Fraud Office and Crown Prosecution Service. Paul J Watson's Legal Team have a wealth of experience in defending all aspects of fraud including;


  • Conspiracy to defraud;
  • Benefit fraud law
  • False representation to obtain benefits;
  • Obtaining by deception law;
  • Money laundering/Criminal Property Law/Proceeds of Crime Act;
  • Theft/theft from employer.
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