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No Win No Fee Solicitors in the North East

Looking for legal assistance in the North East? First4Lawyers 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 the surrounding areas,  we have legal experts in all areas of the law. 

In 2016 North Durham and North Tyneside were among the highest bankruptcy rates in the UK -  so whether you need legal advice around employment, bankruptcy and insolvency, or if you've been involved in an accident and want to know about compensation, we're here for all legal issues.

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 providing professional legal services, your best interests are our priority.

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We are proud winners of the Personal Injury Awards 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

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Local charities are close to our hearts because we believe it’s important to invest in the community.

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Our team of specialist solicitors are here to give you 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

Common questions

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?

Your initial chat with one of our legally qualified assistants is totally 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 and no obligation to proceed, but we hope you will!

How much will my case cost?

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 charged using the First4Lawyers price guarantee. There are no hidden or unexpected costs.

See the types of claims made by North East residents

Every year, we help people up and down the country seek justice and resolve legal dilemmas. Here are a few examples of what people are claiming 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, while the UK average is 10.72.

See the claims map for more facts and figures

Local organisations

City Council

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

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

Citizens Advice

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 0300 330 1194 or at the following address: 

Sunderland Citizens Advice Bureau, 5A Waterloo Place, Sunderland SR1 3HT.


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 on 999. If it's a non-emergency, you should always call 101.

University Hospital

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 at:

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

County Durham and Darlington NHS

Contact County Durham and Darlington NHS if you have enquiries about local clinics and hospitals. You can email them at [email protected] or visit:

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

Middlesbrough’s Citizens Advice Bureau is on hand to give impartial advice on a range of subjects, from debt to job security. Call them on 0344 499 4110 or visit them at: 

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

Rape Counselling

Rape Examination Advice Counselling Help, is 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:

Call 0191 2219222 or email [email protected].

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