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About Us

About TMJ Legal Services

We are a regional firm of solicitors established in 1986 offering a wide range of services to private and business clients.

With offices in Hartlepool, Peterlee, Durham, Wingate and offering appointments in Newcastle we are extremely well placed to serve locally based clients in the North East as well as those living further away.  We welcome enquiries through our website.

The business continues to expand and improve the quality, range and depth of its services. We have a network of contacts and can offer a wider range of legal services than we traditionally offered to both local clients as well as our established clients who do not live locally. We have many clients who live away from the area but use us regularly as they are happy with our personal and consistent service.

In 1986 the firm was run by a sole practitioner then in 1992 we become a partnership, converting to a limited liability partnership in 2004. Our legal status changed as we are now TMJ Legal Services Ltd trading as TMJ Legal Services. We are aware of the challenges facing providers of legal services and took this step with a view to facing those challenges but we still use our very best endeavours to give our clients an efficient and comprehensive personal service.

Each office has free car parking adjacent on the street or five minutes’ walk and in addition there are nearby car parks. The local bus service is convenient for each of our offices – just click on the link for the office and you will find the relevant information on the page for the office you wish to visit.

The firm has particular expertise in property work, and we are an accredited member firm of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme,  personal injury claims, employment, family and children, wills and probate, elderly client advice and domestic violence and injunctions as well as offering services in other areas and to the small business sector.

To move with the times we are trying to offer fixed fees whenever possible.

We play our part in providing legal services to the whole of the community as we are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency in Family and Housing.

It has always been our practice to offer a first free interview and this remains the case. By offering a comprehensive first discussion we aim to ensure that, if a client wants to give us instructions, that our cost quote is accurate. Every client receives a terms of business letter before we start work and if it is not acceptable the client can make his or her position clear and in those circumstances there is no obligation to pay fees.

We are proud of our record that, without payment of referral fees, almost sixty per cent of our work comes from former or existing clients and recommendations.

Download our Terms and Conditions of Business