Clear From The Start

When you seek advice from us as part of our service and without charge to you, we will explain the potential costs involved and the options available to you.

We promise no hidden fees and no nasty surprises at a later point. We will explain all your funding options including Legal Aid, Fixed Fees and No Win No Fee.

We will help you to determine the best course of action including whether or not it is likely to be worthwhile proceeding.

We're Always Here

Whether your initial contact is by phone, e-mail or in person, we will try to explain all relevant issues to you precisely and clearly to enable you to decide how to proceed.

We have a 24-hour emergency telephone line (07743 806988) and police station representation. When necessary we offer hospital and home visits.

We are committed to speaking plain English, to keeping you fully informed about the progress of your case and to giving clear information at all stages about legal costs.

A Reputation To Trust

Ben Hoare Bell solicitors was established in 1979. Our 11 partner firm now employs around 80 people across four offices in the North East.

The firm has grown considerably and is now a well-known law firm both nationally and across the North East. The early and continuing aim of the firm is to provide high-quality advice and representation to individuals, including under the legal aid system in a clear, open and honest manner.

Ben Hoare Bell is now one of the largest and foremost practices in the North East still specialising in Legal Aid. Over the last three decades we have built and maintained successful niche practice areas.

We are proud to be LEXCEL accredited.

Funding Your Case

The biggest concern for most people is the uncertainty of the cost of legal services. We are committed to being clear from the start. We also recognise that people from all walk's of life may require legal services at some point. Therefore we are able to offer a range of funding options. This includes fixed fee packages, legal aid and no win no fee agreements.


A large proportion of our staff are accredited as members of specialist panels in their fields of work. For example Law Society Panel accreditation's and Resolution accreditation's.

Our emphasis on continuing education helps to ensure that we are able to bring up-to-date knowledge to all the areas in which we practice.

A senior member of staff also acts as a part time Judge alongside their case work.


We are dedicated to keeping you up to date with any interesting cases or changes in the law. Therefore we produce several newsletters covering a range of legal issues.

We are always interested to know if there are any other areas you are interested in so please let us know.

Current Vacancies

  • Mental Health / Court of Protection Paralegal

    Our Mental Health and Court of Protection department is currently looking for a Paralegal to join the busy team. To apply please send your CV and cover letter to Rachel Floyd at The deadline for application is 5.00pm Friday 21 August 2020. JOB DESCRIPTION Presently based at:                  Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne Supervised by:    […]

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  • Personal Injury and Actions against Public Authorities Paralegal

    We are currently recruiting a Paralegal for our Personal Injury/Actions against Public Authorities department. To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Rachel Floyd at The deadline for applications is 5.00pm Friday 14 August 2020. JOB DESCRIPTION Presently based at:                   Sunderland Supervised by:                          A […]

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Award Winning Solicitors firm based in the North East

Law Firm of the Year (Medium) 2018 Family Law Awards LAPG Lexcel Resolution Law Society Children Panel Law Society Mental Health Panel Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Collaborative Family Law Law Society Mental Capacity (Welfare)