Welcome to Watson Woodhouse, a team of dedicated Criminal Defence Solicitors working across Teesside and the UK.
“We have positioned ourselves as “Champions of the Community”; fighting for justice for the people of the North East for over 30 years.”
If you’re in a situation requiring a top class Criminal Defence Solicitor, get in touch today.
Founded in 1988 by owner Jimmy Watson, we have developed an enviable reputation for the successful defence of serious crime cases. We’ve acted in some of the most high profile cases locally, nationally and internationally over the last thirty years and amassed a wealth of knowledge and skill in defending the most serious of crimes.
Criminal Defence Solicitors
Nobody wants to be in a position warranting the aid of a criminal defence solicitor and as such, many clients come to us in their darkest hour. Often vulnerable and stressed, we really listen. From murder and manslaughter to driving offences, our direct response is to carefully evaluate how to solve your legal problems. We do this with experience, empathy and a non-judgemental attitude.
Your Criminal Defence
Our Criminal Defence Solicitors undertake rigorous preparation in your defence. No matter the allegations/charges we subject the prosecution to intense scrutiny and as much face-to-face contact as required. We’re here to keep you informed throughout a fully transparent service whilst building a solid defence. Over three decades we have achieved fantastic success with robbery cases, complex fraud, conspiracy, sexual allegations and every aspect of criminal defence. Where clients plead guilty, we assist in the preparation of detailed mitigation for presentation before the Court to assist as to sentence.
As our client you have direct access to a team of in-house Counsel and High Court Advocates from start to finish.
Leading Your Criminal Defence
Each team works hard to guarantee the accused only receives the deserved punishment. Highly specialised and respected in court proceedings across the UK and Abroad, Watson Woodhouse achieves life-changing outcomes.
We seek fair representation for defendants in all criminal court proceedings, ensuring all rights afforded to the accused are upheld throughout the criminal justice process. This often greatly improves case outcomes. Your Criminal Defence Solicitor works tirelessly to avoid wrongful conviction and to minimise excessive sentences.
Funding options including legal aid are available and our solicitors will advise.
Why use a solicitor?
- Criminal allegations are complex requiring an expertise of the law.
- A solicitor represents you in court.
- Solicitors receive certain disclosures unavailable to you.
Why Watson Woodhouse?
- Specialists in criminal defence, we have knowledge and experience in all allegation types.
- Your best interests are our priority.
- We are on your side.