Ian Cassidy - Partner

Year Admitted



Criminal Defence Solicitors

After graduating with a degree in International Relations and Politics I spent 3 years living in Spain where I taught English as a foreign language.  On my return to the UK I completed a post graduate diploma in Housing Policy and Management at Newcastle University and spent years working for a Local Authority in areas of Homelessness, Welfare Benefits and Community Co-ordination.

During my years with the Local Authority I was a staff representative and Union steward and during this time I became particularly interested in ensuring the legal rights of individuals were protected.

Since completing the law conversion course at Northumbria University I have worked for 18 years almost exclusively in Criminal law as a defence advocate. I am a qualified court duty solicitor, police station representative and a Solicitor Advocate with higher rights of audience (Crime).

I am very experienced in dealing with the full range of criminal allegations including road traffic offences, serious assaults, public disorder, fraud and dishonesty offences, sexual offences and murder.

Each individual client will have different experiences and backgrounds and I will approach your enquiries sympathetically and patiently giving you appropriate advice to ensure you feel comfortable and confident that the best outcome in your case can be achieved.

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