Criminal Defence

Criminal Defence

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

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 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.

We are here to help

Call us for a free and 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

Bethean McCall Solicitor Advocate
Chris Tame Solicitor
David Dedman Senior Solicitor
Emma Williams Solicitor
Eric Watson Solicitor advocate and Director
Faye McGreevy Legal Clerk
James Watson Chairman and Head of Special Case Work
Jaydee Morrison Crown Court Clerk
Joanne Grainger Police Station Representitive
Joe Watson Solicitor
Kelleigh Jane Lodge Solicitor Advocate
Michele Turner Solicitor Advocate
Neil Douglas Head of Magistrates Court and Police Station departments, Director
Nick Woodhouse Solicitor and Director
Rachel Haley Graduate Legal Executive and Police Station Representative
Sarah Turner Legal Executive
Sean Grainger Director and head of Crown Court department
Stephen Andrews Senior Solicitor
Tyler Robson Plunkett Solicitor
Victoria Molloy Senior Solicitor

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Middlesbrough

Our Head Office, York House

102-108 Borough Road
Middlesbrough
Teesside
TS1 2HJ
United Kingdom

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