History of the firm

Hodgson Coulthard & Co is a small High Street legal practice based in the historic centre of Houghton le Spring. We are committed to providing clear, high quality, legal advice to both private and legally aided clients. The firm deals only in criminal law and, as such, is able to offer a specialist service to clients who need advice, assistance and representation in respect of criminal matters. We deal with all criminal matters ranging from minor road traffic offences to murder. We aim to provide a personal and professional service to each of our clients.


R Neil Hodgson LL.B - Principal
Criminal Legal Aid , Duty Solicitor
Robin D Ford LL.B - Consultant Solicitor
Criminal Legal Aid , Duty Solicitor
Paul J McAlindon B.A. - Solicitor
Criminal Legal Aid, Duty Solicitor


Criminal Law
Including representing in the Magistrates Court through to Crown Court and for which we are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency

Contact us

  • Glendale House, 10 Church Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 4DN
  • Opening times 9.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m.
  • Telephone: 0191 5843333
  • Fax: 0191 5120154
  • E-mail: reception@hodgsoncoulthard.com