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Hay & Kilner add Styles to specialist Crime team

21 Mar 2019

We have strengthened our award-winning criminal litigation department by adding Mark Styles to its now seven-strong team.

Based at our Wallsend office, Mark has worked in criminal and prison law throughout his career, and has a particular specialism in representing young offenders.

He took both his law degree and Legal Practice Course qualification at Northumbria University and began his career as a Paralegal with Gorman Hamilton Solicitors in Newcastle, before spending seven years with Kyles Legal Practice in his native North Shields.

Our criminal litigation department was named as the Crime & Regulatory team of the year at the Northern Law Awards for three consecutive years, from 2015 to 2017.

Mark Styles said: “The area of law in which I specialise is very varied and fast-moving, and I spend a lot of my time at different courts or police stations.

“I’d come across some of the members of Hay & Kilner’s criminal litigation team during my career and their department always had a strong professional reputation for its advocacy skills, as well as for providing high quality of service to clients.

Hay & Kilner Solicitor Mark Styles

“Joining the firm gives me the chance to further broaden the range of work I’m able to undertake and to learn from a hugely experienced team of colleagues.”

Mark Harrison, Partner and Head of the Criminal Litigation, added: “Mark has already built up an impressive career in practice in the North East and he’s an excellent addition to an already-strong team.”

For more information on any of the above, or how we can help you, please contact Mark Styles, or call 0191 232 8345.