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Crime

Hay  Kilner - CrimeAt Hay & Kilner we have some of the most experienced and respected criminal defence solicitors in the North East. Mark HarrisonJonathan Pigford, Matthew Purves, Stephen Davies and Jonathan Stirland are all members of local Court and Police Station Duty Solicitor Rotas.

We provide advice and assistance to those who are eligible for legal aid funding as well as on a private fee basis. Further information on our service can be accessed through the links below:

Private service excellenceLegal aid excellence

We represent clients throughout England and Wales for every type of criminal matter from corporate high value white collar crime, Health & Safety Prosecutions and Trade Description cases, through to the prosecution of more minor crimes. We are specialists in handling motoring and driving offences

We are experts in:

  • Fraud and dishonesty;
  • Road traffic;
  • Complex cases;
  • Firearms offences;
  • Murder, homicide & sexual offences; and
  • Proceeds of crime.

All our Solicitor Advocates have an excellent track record successfully defending our clients facing criminal charges not only at Police Stations and Magistrate’s Courts, but also at the Crown Court and The Court of Appeal. This provides you with a continuous, high quality service throughout your case.

Emergency Helpline

We operate a 24-hour emergency service, 365 days a year to ensure that our clients receive a first class service.

Emergency telephone number: 07800 995 885


  • "I cannot thank you enough for the work you carried out for us. I was massively impressed by the professionalism and quality of service provided by Mark Harrison and his team."

    - Client of Mark Harrison

  • "A very professional outfit. Client care is placed at its forefront."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "I thought that Mark Harrison was excellent throughout the whole case. Brilliant from start to finish."

    - Client of Mark Harrison

  • "I have never encountered any problem with this firm and everytime I speak to Mark Harrison it feels like a weight has been lifted from my mind."

    - Client of Mark Harrison

  • "Exceptionally satisfied with the advice and approachability of Mark Harrison and his supportive staff, who have helped and advised on situations as they arose."

    - Client of Mark Harrison