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COVID -19 – Advice updated – 27/3/2020

We are currently still working as we are support our clients with:

  • Deal with issues relating to child abuse and child safety and to deal with proceedings and concerns raised by the Local Authority
  • Deal with issues relating to domestic abuse and urgent safety concerns
  • Assist our clients with their Will instructions
  • Help our clients if there is a death in the family
  • Assist our clients with their property transactions in which we are following government guidance 

We are working with a reduced staffing with only the work that we cannot process from home being conducted at our office.

Our office is closed to clients, so;

  • You should not travel to our office without first contacting us as you will not be seen. All appointments will be dealt with by telephone.
  • If your childrens well-being and care  is being reviewed by the Local Authority please contact us.
  • If you require a Will please phone our office and we will advise on the procedure for making a Will while maintaining social distancing.
  • If you have an urgent query regarding your property transaction or your solicitor has advised you that exchange has taken place please contact us by phone or email.

Our staff are not available after 4pm each day unless arrangements have been made with you for out of hours contact.

The best way to communicate with us presently is by email or phone:
0191 4974630 or 0191 4555361

These are unprecedented times and we are working because we provide services for children, families, the elderly and infirm and key workers.

We would urge everyone to follow the Government imposed lock down –


If you need to return documents to us please call our staff and we will advise you how to do this.

If documents need to be witnessed i.e. a new Will that requires your signature and signatures of witnesses we will advise you on the signing procedure which will keep you and our staff as safe as possible.

Children and Family

Our family and children services are still being provided. The Courts are still open, with Court hearings being provided by phone or video conferencing only.

Quotations and accepting work

We are still providing conveyancing quotations and  accepting new conveyancing instructions , but we may not be able to make much progress on your behalf during this time.

We are also accepting new Will instructions especially from Key Workers and NHS staff.

The way we are working will mean that how we do our work will be slower  but please rest assured that we are still trying to work and trying to deal with matters to the best of our ability in the current circumstances.



Hannays Solicitors and Advocates is one of the most well-known law firms in South Tyneside as our firm first started in South Shields in the 1890’s.

We try to provide cost-effective, high quality legal services and advice for individuals and businesses across the North-East and further afield.

Our reputation is built on the range of expertise offered by our partners and staff and the scope of their practical experience.

We strive to provide an excellent level of service across a range of family and children legal services and private client legal services.

Our private client legal services include domestic conveyancing, wills, and probate, commercial conveyancing and business services.

If you think we can help you please call us on 0191 4974630 or 0191 4555361


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