With offices in North Shields and Middlesbrough,
we are the North East's premier multi-disciplinary legal practice.
Led by barristers and solicitors and specialising in
family law, criminal law, road traffic law, prison law and environmental crime.

Kyles Legal Practice is one of the North East’s premier crime, family and prison law specialists. Established in 2010 by a group of highly experienced lawyers, the firm is respected nationally and has developed a reputation for delivering outstanding legal services.

What makes us different to any other firm is that we were the first legal firm to take advantage of the Legal Services Act 2007 that opened up the legal market. As a result of this legislation the directorship of the firm is made up of two experienced criminal barristers and an experienced prison law solicitor. The fact that the law now allows us to form this type of legal partnership means that we can offer our clients a full in-house service. In relation to criminal and prison law, the benefit to the client is that this approach provides consistency in representation throughout and our lawyers will act for you in the police station and any Court without having to resort to others who will not have any real knowledge of the case.

If you are unlucky enough to be imprisoned then our experienced prison law team will support you throughout the duration of your sentence and if you have any difficulties, all you have to do is get in touch with us and our prison law specialists will ensure that your term of imprisonment is kept to a minimum..

At Kyles Legal Practice, our well respected team of family lawyers will try and help you resolve any difficulties by encouraging the parties to communicate, to negotiate and to attempt all other methods of resolving problems without resorting to confrontation and litigation. We will always explore alternatives to court – for example mediation – but we recognise that some cases will demand urgent action and we will not for one moment hesitate to go to court when the need arises to help defend and or protect the best interests of our clients.

We have members on the key specialist panels; the Law Society Children Panel, the Law Society Family Law Panel and we have a solicitor who is a member of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems.

As a firm, whatever the matter, we will deal with your case in a sensitive and professional manner. We pride ourselves on our high level of client care and communication. We have been recognised for the innovation shown in information technology development and this assists in our goal of ensuring that you are never left in the dark. Great communication is and always will be intrinsic to what we do. We will explain things at all times in plain English, and where appropriate we will ensure that advice and documentation is translated if English is not your first language. We will at all times explain all the available options to you in relation to your case and will always listen to you and your views and alleviate your concerns wherever possible. We will ensure that those aims and goals are achieved by being available to meet with you face to face, by being readily available to speak to you when you telephone, or email and we will where appropriate communicate by video conferencing where facilities make this possible.

We understand that when you instruct any lawyer it’s all about you and not us and about being available for you around the clock because we know that problems occur not just during the week but also at night and at weekends.

No matter what your legal problem, we are here to help, 24 -7, and we are dedicated to providing to you high quality, professional, specialist advice. We are confident that we have the team of paralegals, solicitors and barristers that can provide you with the best possible legal service at all times.


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