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Crime Solicitors 24hrs a day


24 Hour (Crime only)*: 07850 565 543
(*Police Station Representation Only)

The crime department at McKeag & Co is an extremely well-established department, offering criminal services for in excess of 50 years after initially being set up by Mr Clive McKeag.


The crime department is now headed up by two extremely experienced criminal lawyers. Judith Curry has led the crime department for the last 14 years and in 2019 was joined by Gregg Stephens, formerly the managing partner of Stephens McDonald & Robson. Gregg has over 30 years’ experience in criminal law, largely as a partner of his own firm before McKeag & Co acquired his practice in 2019. Our crime department cover the full range of criminal offences, dealing with all matters at the magistrates such as road traffic offences, theft, criminal damage and less serious assaults as well as dealing with the most serious criminal cases dealt with at the crown court including murder, serious assaults, serious sexual offences and the full range of criminal offences.


McKeag & Co’s crime department has an excellent reputation for providing high quality representation throughout the police station and court process. Our solicitors have a wealth of experience and attend court on a daily basis to represent clients.


Many of our cases commence in the police station where we provide a 24 hour service to clients. This is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and out of office hours the crime department are always contactable on the out of hours number which is 07850565543. By contacting either the office or the emergency number clients will be able to speak to a solicitor who will be able to provide appropriate advice and arrange representation at the police station and thereafter at both magistrates court and crown court.


As indicated we are able to provide expert help and advice covering the full range of criminal matters so please do not hesitate to contact us on our office or emergency number.

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The fees for our service can vary depending on a number of factors including​

  • If the trial runs over half a day

  • The location of the trial

  • Number of witnesses involved

  • Number of offences committed


Court proceedings will usually be issued within six months of the offence, however it can take up to 12 months to proceed with a hearing.

At this stage we do not expect to do any work outside the terms of any fixed price quoted, however we will notify you if this changes and discuss with you how the additional work may be charged.

If successful and acquitted or proceedings are discontinued by the prosecution you may be entitled to obtain a defence costs order.

Gregg Stephens

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Gregg has been qualified since 1990 and spent the majority of his professional life practicing criminal law at Stephens McDonald and Robson solicitor where he was a senior managing partner until the firm merged with McKeag & Co in February 2019. Gregg holds Higher Rights and can practice in the Crown Courts as well as the Magistrates.

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Judith Curry

Crime - Head of Department

Judith is the head of our Criminal Department and has over 14 years’ experience, specialising in all criminal matters covering the very minor road traffic offences and other summary offences such as theft and criminal damage which are usually dealt with by the Magistrates’ Court to the most serious offences such as murder, assault and arson which will be dealt with at the Crown Court.

McKeag & Co have been established on Tyneside for over 100 years and during this time have been successful in obtaining millions of pounds compensation for people who have suffered abuse.

Call Us on (0191) 213 1010 to arrange an initial free consultation or alternatively contact us online.

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