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criminal-solicitor-middlesbroughBenefit Fraud Solicitors Middlesbrough

If you are suspected of committing benefit fraud, you need expert advice at the earliest opportunity.  We are very experienced Criminal Solicitors in Middlesbrough who offer straightforward, honest advice and are consistently highly recommended by our existing and past clients.

Benefit fraud is different to overpayment of benefits, as it is a criminal offence in which you are believed to have acted dishonestly.  We attend Benefits Office interviews throughout Middlesbrough and surrounding areas, with clients and fraud investigators to ensure that our clients' defence is put forward from the outset.

 Defending Benefit Fraud 

The possible aggravating or mitigating factors of a benefits fraud case would be;-

  • The total amount involved in the benefit fraud;
  • Whether the fraud has continued for a long time;
  • The use to which the money is put;
  • How the offence began/If it has been planned in advance;
  • Whether the fraud involves acting with others and if so, what your role was;
  • Whether it involves false identity;
  • Whether it involves forged or falsified documents;
  • Whether any of the money has been voluntarily repaid;
  • Your previous character;
  • Matters particular to you, such as illness, disability, family difficulties.
  • We will assist you in putting forward mitigating factors in your own case.

We offer free initial consultations, without obligation regarding benefit fraud.  Subject to financial eligibility, Legal Aid is available in respect of any court proceedings.  We offer fixed prices for attending benefits interviews with you and for attending court to represent you, if you do not qualify for legal aid.


We have over 150 positive reviews on, our website, Google, Facebook, Yelp, and other websites who rate legal firms. Read our reviews and see why we are the highest rated solicitors in Middlesbrough.



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Lyanne Cooper
Can't thank damian and paul enough for there amazing support help and understanding from the minute we contacted use. Always happy to help. Always go above and beyond no matter what time of the day it is.Can't recommend the company enough. Thank you from me and my familyread more
Shelly Govan
Paul watson and pam are amazing. glad to say have not needed them in 10 years but when I did they helped behond words great family business �read more
David McCarthy
Dealt with Pam Kandola regarding a family court & social services matter and she helped me get my girls back home, couldn't recommend Pam & PJ Watson highly enough �read more
Laura Fielden
were do i start i was haveing problems and from me 1st phone up when inwas so nevers explain what was going on i was spoke to nicely and arrange a meeting and then on pam took my case on and i cant thank u all enough for what urs have done for me and my family if it wasnt for how hard pam and louise worked and fought with us i dont know what would of happend so wanna thank pam and lousie so much xxread more
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Jessica Rose Lewis
I worked with Damion when visiting here - I couldn't of asked for a better Solitior ! He went above and beyond to make sure I was ok and everything was organised! He even checked in with me after it was all over to make sure I was ok! I would highly recommend Paul J Watson - especially Damion to anyone who needs representing! Thanks again �read more
Michael Duggan
Lorraine Thorpe
I used this firm of solicitors when goin thru a special guardian-ship battle and they were fantastic!!!!
Mab Sadiq
Fantastic guy and firm Will always go out of his way tiger the result
Faye Bowman
5*solicitor excellent service, thankyou , Mr Watson
Ashleigh Harrigan
Fantastic solicitors id highly recommend them very friendly and supportive always there when you need them even at short noticeread more
Ileana Deans
Excellent services provide , very professional , friendly and very supportive ! Working with and support my Community and I have excellent support by you ! Thank you .read more
Biancaa Jadee Woodingg
Excellent people and helped me so much thankyou dearly highly recommend to anyone x
Robeena Sadiq
Danial Col
Diane Mylett
Mari Dilworth
Sam Hughes
Leanne Train
David Rodwell
Excellent service Mr watson and all his staff care about there clients and go above and beyond so glad I contacted them for help. Would recommend to everyoneread more
Chelsea Abbott
Wajid Chaudhry
Angela Mcivor
Ellen Holmes
Gemma Gouder
Genda Armes
Steph Maude
Emma Richardson
Jo Blair
I used this firm for conveyancing when I was in the process of buying my house. As I was a first time buyer I was made to feel very comfortable and at ease with the process and was kept informed throughout. I would certainly use the firm again for other legal mattersread more
Heather Watson
Have dealt with my case against a local authority absolutely brilliantly!!
Ross Linton
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John Mehes
18:16 07 Sep 17
Excellent service very professional,best in middlesbrough, once again thank you Paul. John m
Joe Roberts
10:17 21 Dec 17
Rebecca dealt with a child arrangements order, In a very delicate situation. She was very approachable and understanding to the situation and dealt with it with the up most integrity and care. We managed to secure more than we where aiming for and in such a way that it could be sensibly supported for both more
11:09 19 Jan 18
i was in need of some advice and help with an interview under caution i had to attend. Paul attended with me and helped me get through the process very easily , and provided excellent advice.thank you again for your more
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 Why use our firm to defend your benefit fraud case? 

  • Very experienced team who are based in Middlesbrough and have successfully defended many benefit fraud cases;
  • Free first appointment, with no obligation;
  • Fixed prices for representation if you do not qualify for legal aid;
  • Award winning, trustworthy law firm based in Middlesbrough;
  • Highly rated benefit fraud solicitors, with many positive testimonials on both our website and Facebook.

 What types of benefits prosecution cases can we help with? 

  • False representation to obtain benefits;
  • Obtaining by deception;
  • Fraud.