Solicitors in Sunderland

Sunderland is a city and borough in Tyne and Wear in north-east England. The district was formed in 1974 as the Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland under the Local Government 1972. The city’s population is around 300,000.

Solicitors in Sunderland can advise on all areas of law, including:

  • family law
  • property law and conveyancing
  • corporate and commercial
  • licensing law
  • employment law

If you have a civil claim to bring in Sunderland, solicitors can assist with preparing the claim and attempting to settle it before it goes to court. In the event the claim does go to court it is likely to be heard at Sunderland County Court, 44 John Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1RB. Civil solicitors in Sunderland will be able to advise on whether this is the best place to bring a civil claim; it may be that the claim is of high value or complexity and should be brought at the High Court.

If you are arrested for a criminal offence, you have a right to legal advice and should immediately instruct solicitors. In Sunderland, minor criminal offences are heard at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court, Gillbridge Avenue, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 3AP. For more serious offences you may need to attend the Crown Court and for intermediate offences you may have a choice as to which court you attend.

Whether you are involved in a civil or criminal offence you should instruct solicitors. In Sunderland there is also a Citizens Advice Bureau located at The Elms, 19 Front Street, Concord, Washington, Tyne & Wear NE37 2BA, which may be able to offer some general advice, but no more.

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