Ian Cassidy - Partner

Year Admitted



Criminal Defence Solicitors

I qualified as a solicitor in 2004 although I have specialised in this area of law for more than 10 years. I handle a wide range of criminal cases, acting exclusively in defence work. This includes all Youth and Magistrate cases, and appeals, up to more serious indictable only Crown Court matters. I am a court and police station accredited duty solicitor and became a solicitor advocate in 2010 when I was awarded my higher Courts qualification in criminal advocacy.

I graduated in 1986 in International relations and politics. I then taught English as a foreign language in Barcelona for three years before returning to the UK where I began working in Housing, Homelessness and Community Co-ordination. It was whilst I was a Trade Union representative in a Local Authority that I became interested in studying law.

I know how important it is that when charged with an offence you receive the highest quality advice and representation at all stages of an investigation or ongoing proceedings.

If you want advice on any criminal matters from Road Traffic offences to more serious matters, then please contact me.

Memberships and Accreditations

Accredited Duty Solicitor (Police Station and Magistrates Court)

Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience (Crime)

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 Personal Injury Panel Law Society Mental Health Panel Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Collaborative Family Law Law Society Mental Capacity (Welfare)