R Neil Hodgson LL.B

Principal
Criminal Legal Aid , Duty Solicitor

Robert Neil Hodgson (known as Neil) qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and set up the firm in 1991 in partnership with Michael Coulthard. At that stage the firm was a general high street practice dealing with a wide variety of legal issues.

Neil continues to run the firm as the Sole Principal of the firm which deals in criminal law matters only.

Neil has an extensive local knowledge and vast experience in dealing with criminal matters of all types, from minor road traffic cases to murder or serious sexual allegations.

As a duty solicitor for both police station matters and the Magistrates’ Neil enjoys representing clients throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system.

Paul J McAlindon B.A.

Solicitor
Criminal Legal Aid, Duty Solicitor

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and worked at two firms, practising various areas of law, before joining Hodgson Coulthard & Co as an Assistant Solicitor in 2008 to concentrate on criminal law.

Paul is the firm’s main trial advocate in the Magistrates’ Court and enjoys dealing with trials involving complex legal issues.

Paul also has a keen interest in dealing with road traffic matters and Youth Court cases.

As a duty solicitor for police station matters and the Magistrates’ Court Paul has significant experience dealing with clients at all stages of their involvement with the criminal justice system.

Robin D Ford LL.B

Consultant Solicitor
Criminal Legal Aid , Duty Solicitor

Robin Ford qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and has practised criminal law throughout his career. He is currently a consultant with the firm and has knowledge and experience in dealing with all types of criminal law matters. He does have a particular interest in advising and representing clients charged with serious, large scale and complex cases which are dealt with at the Crown Court.

As a duty solicitor for both police station matters and the Magistrates’ Court he represents clients at all stages of their involvement with the criminal justice system.