John Donkin Solicitors has been established for over 50 years in the Tyne and Wear area. We are a legal practice with our Head Office located at Team Valley, Gateshead and we also have branch offices at the Galleries Shopping Centre, Washington.

We provide specialist legal services for individuals and business clients alike, offering professional and practical advice. The firm has acted successfully for many 1000’s of clients across a wide range of legal matters.

We offer the traditional legal service that you would expect from a firm of longstanding, but combine this with a modern, flexible approach that means our clients benefit from up to date technology to assist in the delivery of our services.

We are friendly and approachable and will make sure that you have the support you need throughout your case.

“I was recommended by a friend to contact this firm over some family matters and I was not let down. The whole team where fantastic, always available and always offering advice. I would highly recommend graham and the team I will use again as I felt I got excellent value for money.”

Our Range Of Services

Whilst we offer a wide range of legal services, we have particular specialisms in the following areas:

Telephone, video conferencing and in person attendances are available at our offices in Washington and Gateshead. Pricing structures are clear and competitive and for some matters we are able to work on a fixed fee basis. Legal aid may be available to you.

Our Lawyers

We have some exceptional solicitors on our team with a high level of expertise in their subject area, meaning we can provide leading representation across a number of areas of law, including corporate and commercial law, property, criminal defence, wills and probate, dispute resolution and family law.

Our property team offer a thorough expedient service and come highly recommended by clients of the firm, who appreciate their diligence in what for many people is one of the largest and most important transactions that they will undertake.

Our corporate and commercial lawyers have experience across a range of sectors and deal with larger entities as well as small, family-run businesses.

We have outstanding criminal defence expertise and are one of a limited number of law firms accredited by the Legal Services Commission’s Complex Crime Unit to take on Very High Cost Cases. These cases are generally serious and of public concern as well as being complex. We have particularly experience in finance and property cases.

Our family team represent clients in all aspects of family law, dealing with both Legally Aided and privately funded matters. Our areas of expertise include child care cases involving Social Services, domestic abuse, child maintenance disputes with the CMS and pre-nuptial agreements.

Lawyers dealing with Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney offer sympathetic, considerate, expert advice and exceptional customer service.

Make An Enquiry

For more information on the advice and assistance we can offer to individuals and businesses, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 0191 495 2896 or completing a Free Online Enquiry today.

“Following a horrendous family matter, Graham and Sarah, acted with professionalism to deal with my case. Their diligence provided reassurance throughout. I would recommend their services to anyone who needed them.”