We are a well established and expanding solicitors firm with four branches in the North East in Newcastle, Sunderland, Southwick and Gateshead. We pride ourselves on the quality of our specialist staff and the advice they can offer.
We think that helping the community is an essential part of our role and this site follows this mantra. Our staff regularly write their thoughts on legal matters to help you in the blog.
In light of the cuts to Legal Aid we have acted to help those with family issues with our fixed fee packages.
Costs explained up-front. No hidden fees and no nasty surprises at a later point.
We only take cases which are in the best interest of our clients.
Ben Hoare Bell has wide experience of challenging decisions made by public bodies, typically central or local government, the NHS or other government agencies.
Ben Hoare Bell have a specialist Child Abduction law team. Speedy and expert legal intervention are essential to achieve a good outcome.
Our Child care solicitors are members of the Law Society Children Panel, which denotes expertise in this area. We can help with all sorts of legal issues concerning children.We can help with all sorts of legal issues concerning children
Our clinical negligence department represents victims of medical accidents. Our solicitors have obtained substantial sums of compensation in a wide variety of cases.
We have particular expertise in representing those who lack capacity in Court of Protection proceedings and in advising and representing the carers and families of individuals in respect of whom Court of Protection proceedings or local authority safeguarding processes are in place.
We have 30 years experience in this area of work. From murder, burglary and assault, through to speeding and no insurance, our experienced criminal team will advise you every step of the way, preparing your case and presenting it in court.
Family breakdown is extremely distressing for all concerned and legal procedures can sometimes add to the trauma. We offer free initial advice and same-day appointments for domestic emergencies.
Forced marriages are those conducted without the consent of one or both parties, with pressure a factor - unlike arranged marriages, which have the consent of both parties. Forced marriage is an abuse of human rights and a form of domestic violence.
People who are disabled, ill or frail, and their carers, have rights to the provision of local authority and NHS services.
Adequate housing is a basic need now recognised through the 1998 Human Rights Act and we are accredited as specialist advisers in this area by the Legal Services Commission.
The 1998 Human Rights Act has applied the European Convention on Human Rights to English Law. We are able to advice clients who feel a public body may have acted unlawfully or breached their rights about potentially taking legal, including judicial review.
We have experience in advising and representing the families of those whose death occurred in police custody, after police contact, in psychiatric hospitals, in care homes, in hospitals and abroad.
It can be worrying not knowing what will happen in the event you become unable to make decisions for yourself due to illness or injury. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint someone to make these decisions for you.
We provide an extensive range of advice and assistance on all matters relating to mental health law, including community care provision.
We have a national reputation for our work protecting and promoting the legal rights of migrants to access support and shelter.
Our Personal Injury team have a wealth of experience and expertise in compensation claims from cases worth £500 to cases worth over £3,000,000.
If you have a problem with the police it can be tough to get satisfaction. Ben Hoare Bell has the largest criminal law practice in Sunderland and an experienced litigation department
The operation is believed to be the largest ever investigation into child abuse in the UK.
With the current investigation at Medomsley Detention Centre, Rachel Thompson explains what you should do if you were abused at Medomsley, or at a similar institute.