Private Criminal Defence

Our criminal defence team are hugely experienced, capable and have an outstanding track record of success across all manner of private matters.

We can help with all of the following matters;

  • Magistrates – including Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Peterlee, Durham and surrounding areas
  • Crown Courts – including Teesside, Newcastle and around the country.
  • White Collar Crime
  • Inland Revenue tax investigations – including Codes of Practice 9 agreements.
  • Corporate Infringements
  • Theft
  • Motoring Offences
  • Speeding


John Ellwood has substantial experience and expertise in dealing with Inland Revenue Tax investigations, including Codes of Practice 9 Agreements.  Examples of recent cases include investigations into scrap metal dealers and their compliance with their regulatory regime, and investigations into their financial and tax affairs.

We would recommend that you call us as soon as a problem arises to ensure a greater chance of success when defending your case.

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