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 recognises that clients need help in a variety of legal areas. We are able to provide specialist advice in a number of areas and seek to provide a personal service to each of our clients.


R Neil Hodgson LL.B - Principal
Criminal Legal Aid , Duty Solicitor
Michael Coulthard LL.B - Consultant Solicitor
Wills and Estates, Elderly Client Law, Divorce, Financial Orders and Contact/Residence applications
Robin D Ford LL.B - Consultant Solicitor
Criminal Legal Aid , Duty Solicitor
Paul J McAlindon B.A. - Solicitor
Criminal Legal Aid, Duty Solicitor
James C Palmer LL.B. - 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
Wills and Estates
Straightforward Single Wills from £90.00, Mirror Image pairs from £130.00 estimates available for more complex wills
Elderly Client Law
Including Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship
Family Law (privately funded)
Including Divorce, Financial Remedy and Residence/Contract
Residential Conveyancing

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