Gateshead 0191 490 0108 ~ Newcastle 0191 272 3713

 Criminal Law

Forging confidence in our clients since 1988


– Representing you, our client

The firm gained its reputation for criminal representation some 40 years ago when the former senior partner represented one of the defendants in a high-profile gangland murder case.

Since these early days we have continued to build upon our reputation and are proud to provide world-class legal representation in the field of Criminal Law.

Experienced in high profile matters

Since then we have developed one of the largest criminal departments in the North East. Our catchment area ranges from Berwick and the Borders in the North to Teesside in the South. Not only do we handle ordinary criminal cases, but we also have experience of high profile matters; indeed the firm has recently been awarded a contract by the Legal Services Commission to handle Very High-Cost Cases.

Working for you








Working in our community


Advice at police stations on arrest 24/7


Advice and representation at Magistrates Court and Crown Court


Advice on arrest in customs investigations


Advice in relation to breaches and Social Security Law


Advice and representation in road traffic matters


Advice on ASBO proceedings


Advice and Representation on Prison Law


Advice and representation on extradition


Advice and representation on Drug Trafficking Act Proceedings, including Confiscating Orders.


Advice and representation on Human Rights Act issues


Advice and representation on white collar crime


Advice and representation on criminal appeals and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission

From police station to verdict.





With you every step of the way.

All the solicitors in the department are experienced criminal advocates with differing areas of interest and expertise.

We consider competent representation at the police station to be of great importance. Our solicitors not only attend court but represent clients at police stations too.

We have a substantial Crown Court section which handles a broad range of the more serious cases. In recent years it has dealt with a significant number of murder cases.

We also have Police Station Representatives accredited by the LSC to represent clients at the police station. We are able to provide 24-hour cover throughout the year.

It is this level of service combined with our experience, down-to-earth approach and enthusiasm which has led to our success.

Our Team of Criminal Law Specialists

Paul Barron

A partner with Tait Farrier Graham, Paul leads our crown court department. Read more here. 

Ian Wilson

Ian has been with TFG since 2005 and is a highly respected member of our criminal law team. Read more here. 

Peter Farrier

Peter is one of the leading criminal solicitors in the north-east. Read more here.


Tom Iceton

Tom is a highly regarded, key member of our criminal team. Read more here. 

Andrew O'Hanlon

Working in our Benwell and Gateshead offices, Andrew is very popular with clients.  Read more here. 

John Williams

Qualified since 1980, John is in great demand and extremely high regarded. Read more here. 

Contact Us

Better Together




2 Summerhill Street



Phone : 0191 272 3713





16-17 Regent Terrace



Phone : 0191 490 0108