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Criminal Defence

Hay and Kilner - Crime Team NLA 2017
Why choose Hay & Kilner Criminal Defence Solicitors?

If you’re facing criminal investigation or proceedings, our criminal defence solicitors in Newcastle can provide expert legal assistance.

At Hay & Kilner we have some of the most experienced and respected criminal defence solicitors in Newcastle, and across the North East. All our Solicitor Advocates have an excellent track record successfully defending our clients facing criminal charges not only at Police Stations and Magistrate’s Courts but also at the Crown Court and The Court of Appeal. This provides you with a continuous, high-quality service throughout your case. Mark Harrison, Matthew Purves, Karen Minhas and Jonathan Stirland are all members of local Court and Police Station Duty Solicitor Rotas. We provide advice and assistance to those who are eligible for legal aid funding as well as on a private fee basis.

Further information on our service can be accessed through the links below:

Private service excellence
Legal aid excellence

We represent clients throughout England and Wales for every type of criminal matter from corporate high-value white collar crime, Health & Safety Prosecutions and Trade Description cases, through to the prosecution of minor crimes. We are specialists in handling motoring and driving offences

Emergency Helpline

We operate a 24-hour emergency service, 365 days a year to ensure that our clients receive a first class service.

Emergency telephone number: 07800 995 885

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All our Solicitor Advocates have an excellent track record successfully defending our clients facing criminal charges not only at Police Stations and Magistrate’s Courts but also at the Crown Court and The Court of Appeal. This provides you with a continuous, high-quality service throughout your case.

  • "A very professional outfit. Client care is placed at its forefront."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • NLA - Crime Finalist