Paul J Watson Solicitors - 116 Borough Road - Middlesbrough - TS1 2ES - T: 01642 293427




Solicitors in Middlesbrough - Specialists in Criminal and Family Law


Paul J Watson Solicitors is a specialist Criminal and Family solicitors in Middlesbrough.  Our lawyers are highly recommended by our clients for being supportive, sensitive and robust.


Apart from our positive reviews regarding our legal advice, here is why you should instruct us to deal with your legal matter.

  • We are a Middlesbrough family run solicitors with a down-to-earth, open and honest manner.
  • Our legal 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
  • Whether you need help with a criminal or family law matter, our solicitors will do everything possible to fight for you and achieve the best possible result.
  • We are a leading, award winning solicitors in Middlesbrough and the Teesside area.
  • We have provided our services to the Teesside community and beyond since the firm formed in 1987.
  • We hold legal aid contracts in Criminal Law and Family Law.
  • We will assess you for eligibility for legal aid and help you make an application.

Cost is a major factor in most legal cases and we pride ourselves on offering an affordable service. We offer competitive hourly rates and fixed fees, which you can pay for in stages by a number of methods, including credit cards.

Clients receive free no obligation initial consultations to discuss the merits of their case and likely cost

Read our reviews and see why we are one of the highest rated solicitors in Middlesbrough.





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Criminal Law Solicitors in Middlesbrough

Our Crime Team 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.

criminal-solicitor-middlesbroughThey can also frequently provide same day appointments, which are free initial consultations.  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.

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. All 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 solicitors' fees. If you are appearing in the Adults Magistrates Court, Middlesbrough or anywhere else, read our guide on 10 things you should know. 

  • There is no charge for our solicitors to attend a Police Station interview with you (including voluntary interviews)
  • Criminal Law, Fraud, Murder, Firearms, Sexual Offences Law, Benefit Fraud, Drugs Offences Law, Assault, GBH, ABH, DVPO, Burglary, Theft,
  • RSPCA Defence, Motoring Law (Driving Offences)  and Court Martials & more.
  • Our solicitors client feedback is consistently excellent.
  • We are a highly rated solicitors in Middlesbrough area

Family Law and Divorce Solicitors in Middlesbrough

family-solicitors-middlesbrough-logoOur Family solicitors can assist you by providing free initial consultations over the phone, and discounted fixed fee appointments face to face with no obligation.  They 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. 

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.

Family Law Services

  • Divorce and civil partnership dissolution.
  • 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 at Paul J Watson Solicitors in Middlesbrough offer initial consultation which are free of charge. 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 both the Serious Fraud Office and Crown Prosecution Service. Paul J Watson's team of solicitors 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;