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Our top-ranked lawyers are specialists in criminal law, road traffic and motoring offences. We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields, and offer representation throughout the North East. Our Magistrates’ Court solicitors have many years experience and represent defendants across the full range of criminal offences.

Our team are top-ranked in the North East, with the Chambers Guide, who independently rank the UK’s best law firms and lawyers, stated  David Gray are an “outstanding practice advising clients on a broad range of criminal matters. All criminal offences start in the Magistrates’ Court. Most cases will remain there, however, some cases will end up in the Crown Court. If a case is taken to the Crown Court, then it is because the matter is considered to be more serious or complex in nature and it can only be heard there. Alternatively, a case may be taken to the Crown Court if the offence is of a type where the defendant is given a choice about where they wish to be tried.

Our expert Magistrates’ Court solicitors will guide you through the process providing the best advice on a way forward, what to do next and representation if you require it for a trial or a guilty plea.

We can assist at every stage of the criminal justice process.  Contact our Magistrates’ Court Solicitors for advice as soon as possible. If you have been charged by the police or received a Postal Requisition to attend court, contact us for immediate advice.

Private Funding for Magistrates Court Representation

We can usually offer a fixed fee to advise or represent you in the Magistrates Court.

Legal Aid for Magistrates Court Representation

If you face criminal proceedings, we can provide a FREE assessment for legal aid if required.

Contact our Crime team at our offices in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields, to find out how our team of specialists can help you

The David Gray Magistrates’ Court Solicitors Team

Amy Lamb

Amy Lamb

Solicitor

James Rickerby

Paralegal

Janice Hall

Janice Hall

Senior Associate Solicitor

Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson

Senior Associate Solicitor

Sophie Allinson

Sophie Allinson

Associate Solicitor

Paul Harbison

Paul Harbison

Associate Solicitor

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