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Looking for legal assistance in the North East? We can help

We have friendly and knowledgeable solicitors in the North East of England who are available to help solve your legal issues.

Based in and around Newcastle, Sunderland and elsewhere they’re there for you whether you have been involved in an accident and want to know about compensation, you’re facing contract problems as a business, or you need information on the laws surrounding things like fraud and forgery – in 2010/11, there were 126 cases of exactly that in the North East per 100,000 people.

For a free, no-obligation consultation, simply get in touch.

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Why choose First4lawyers?

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Good ethics are everything to us. From seeking compensation for you to advising you on a personal or business legal matter, we only have your best interests at heart.

We have been awarded Personal Injury Claims Firm of the Year in 2012, 2013, and 2015.

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We contribute to local charities because we believe it’s important to invest in the community.

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Our team of highly-skilled specialist solicitors excel in providing the expert legal advice you need.

Friendly, professional, and most importantly they make me feel that they are 100% fighting for me. I feel as though I have been talking to a friend when I have spoken to anyone and I've never felt intimidated or stupid if I've asked an obvious question.

Mrs B, Newcastle

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Will my details be kept confidential?

Yes, any information you provide us with will be kept confidential. The only people who will have access to any of the details you give us are our solicitors, all of whom are pre-screened so we can be sure they will treat your case with honesty and integrity.

Is there a fee when I first seek advice?

When you get in contact, either by calling us or requesting a callback at the top of the screen, we will ensure you speak to one of our legally qualified assistants for free. They will pinpoint your legal issue and review precisely how we can help and what you need to get the resolution you want. There is no initial charge, no obligation and no risk involved.

How much will my case cost?

Like anything, there is a cost associated with getting the best quality law services. However, First4Lawyers offers a range of charging structures depending on the type of legal help required.

Most accident, personal injury and medical negligence claims will be dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis. All other personal, business, family and employment law is done on a private paying basis using the First4lawyers price guarantee.

See the types of claims made by North East residents

Every year, we help people up and down the country to seek justice and resolve legal dilemmas. Our detailed Claims Map can help you see how many people have claimed in your area and what for.

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Accident At Work

46 people per 100,000 made a claim in Sunderland alone in 2014. The national average is 47.3 people per 100,000, and the North East is only just below this figure.

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Road Traffic Accidents

The number of people claiming for medical negligence – which can be anything from an incorrect diagnosis to poor medical care – was actually above the national average in Darlington: 13.9 claims per 100,000 people compared to 10.14.

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Industrial disease

The amount of claims for industrial disease in Newcastle upon Tyne was double the national average: 1.5 people in every 100,000 made a claim.

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Slips Trips and Falls

Claims for occupiers’ liability are more frequent than you might expect; 7.8 people per 100,000 claimed for this in Durham last year, while the UK average is 10.72.

You can take a look at the full Claims Map.

Helpful local institutions for you

Newcastle City Council

Your local council can give you free, impartial advice on a host of different subjects - everything from transport, to business and council tax. You can get in touch with them by calling 0191 278 7878 or dropping into their office at: 

Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.

Sunderland Citizens Advice Bureau

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau is able to provide you with impartial advice on the laws of the land. Sunderland’s CAB can be contacted by telephone on 0191 416 6848 or at the following address: 

Sunderland Citizens Advice Bureau, The Elms, 19 Front Street, Concord, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 2BA.

Northumbria Police

If you have an accident at work or you’re involved in a road traffic accident, the first thing you should do is contact the emergency services. As always, your local branch can be reached in an emergency by dialling 999, or by calling 101 to report a non-emergency incident.

University Hospital of Hartlepool

The general hospital in the area, this is the place to go if you need medical assistance and you’re well enough to get there without the need for an ambulance. You can contact them by phone on 01642 617617, or in person at the following address:

University Hospital of Hartlepool, Holdforth Road, Hartlepool, TS24 9AH.

County Durham and Darlington NHS

Providing healthcare services across the local area, you’re able to contact the County Durham and Darlington NHS if you have any enquiries that relate to local clinics and hospitals. You can email them at General.Enquiries@cddft.nhs.uk or drop by in person at:

Darlington Memorial Hospital, Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 6HX.

South Tyneside Council

The local council in the area, you’re able to talk to them about anything from suspected negligence to housing fraud. Give the council a call on 0191 427 7000 or visit them at:

South Tyneside Council, Town Hall & Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear NE33 2RL.

Middlesbrough Citizens Advice Bureau

It’s important to know that when you’re facing an issue in life, you’re never alone. Middlesbrough’s Citizens Advice Bureau is on-hand to lend you impartial advice on a range of subjects, from debt to job insecurity. Call them on 0344 499 4110 or visit them at: 

Middlesbrough Citizens Advice Bureau, 9 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1TH.

R.E.A.C.H.

Standing for Rape Examination Advice Counselling Help, it’s a local service open to men and women aged 16 and over who may have been the victim of an attack of a sexual nature. For support, ring 0191 2219222 or email reach@northumbria.pnn.police.uk, but to report an incident contact the police.

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