About Hodgson & Coulthard

Hodgson Coulthard & Co is a small High Street legal practice based in the historic centre of Houghton le Spring. We are committed to providing clear, high quality, legal advice to both private and legally aided clients. The firm deals only in criminal law and, as such, is able to offer a specialist service to clients who need advice, assistance and representation in respect of criminal matters. We deal with all criminal matters ranging from minor road traffic offences to murder. We aim to provide a personal and professional service to each of our clients from the investigation stage of a case through the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court onto Higher Courts such as the Court of Appeal.

The majority of our cases of dealt with by way of public funding through our quality assured contract with the Legal Aid Agency. If public funding (Legal Aid) is not available because of the nature of the case or the client’s means we can conduct the case on the basis of private funding. Details of this can be found on the “Price Transparency” section of this website.

To maintain our contract with the Legal Aid Agency we are subject to regular audits for both Specialist Quality Mark accreditation and via Peer Review. These audits externally check and monitor the quality of the service we provide to clients.

Given our geographical location we are well placed to service clients and regularly attend police stations and Courts over a large area comprising of Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and beyond.