Criminal Defence

Criminal Defence

At Watson Woodhouse we have a team of dedicated and highly experienced Criminal Defence Solicitors working across Teesside and the UK. Many clients come to us in their darkest hour, often vulnerable and stressed. We’re here to 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. If you require a specialist Criminal Defence Solicitor to help get you through this difficult period, please get in touch with us today.

“We have positioned ourselves as “Champions of the Community”; fighting for justice for the people of the North East for over 30 years.”

Criminal Defence Solicitors

Founded in 1988 by owner Jimmy Watson, we have developed an enviable reputation for the successful defence of serious crime cases. Having acted in some of the most high profile cases locally, nationally and internationally over the last three decades we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge and skill in defending the most serious of crimes.

Undertaking rigorous preparation in your defence our Criminal Defence Solicitors will subject the prosecution  to intense scrutiny and as much face-to-face contact as required. We’ll keep you  informed throughout a fully transparent service whilst building a solid defence. Across the last thirty years we have achieved fantastic success with robbery cases, complex fraud, conspiracy, sexual allegations and every other 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

Our Criminal Defence team is led by owner and founder Jimmy Watson and managed by Sean Grainger, Head of  Crown Court, and Victoria Molloy, Head of Magistrates, Criminal Defence Direct and Housing.

Each team works hard to guarantee the accused receives only 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 minimize 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.

We are here to help

Call us for a confidential consultation with a specialist solicitor today on 01642 247656 or on our 24/7 Emergency Helpline 01642 917175

Here are our team members ready to help you

David Dedman Senior Solicitor
Emma Williams Solicitor
Eric Watson Head of Crown Court Department
Faye McGreevy Legal Clerk
James Watson Chairman and Head of Special Case Work
Joanne Grainger Police Station Representitive
Joe Watson Solicitor and Director
Kelleigh Jane Lodge Solicitor Advocate
Michele Turner Solicitor Advocate
Neil Douglas Solicitor and Director
Nick Woodhouse Solicitor
Sarah Turner Legal Executive
Sean Grainger Director and Head of Crime department

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102-108 Borough Road
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