Our Solicitors are recognised as experts in their chosen field and the benefit for you is that you receive best advice and value for money.

Paul Dodds

Paul Dodds, Partner

Paul Dodds is a Senior Family Lawer in North Tyneside having qualified in 1979 and worked continuously within the practice since it was established in 1983.  Paul is a Solicitor Advocate which entitles him to appear in all Courts, is a Member of the Law Society Children Panel and Law Society Family Panel and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist.  Paul adopts a solutions focused approach to problem solving.

Paul leads the Family Law Department as well as being Senior Partner in the firm.

Direct Dial: 0191 259 8110
Email: paul.dodds@pauldodds.co.uk

Dominic Cassidy


Dominic Cassidy qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and joined Paul Dodds Solicitors in 2005. Dominic specialises in civil litigation and has extensive experience in personal injury work including industrial disease and clinical negligence cases. Dominic has dealt extensively with professional negligence claims against other solicitors, surveyors and accountants. He has also acted for clients in building disputes, contract disputes, commercial litigation, employment disputes and trust and probate disputes.

Dominic acts as legal advisor to a number of local companies. However, perhaps his best testimonial comes from the fact that a number of other local solicitors refer their clients to him when they feel unable to assist.

Direct Dial: 0191 259 8105
Email: dominic.cassidy@pauldodds.co.uk

Julie Hodge

Paul Dodds Solicitors - Julie Hodge

Before joining Paul Dodds Solicitors Julie worked in social services and mental health. A Family Law specialist Julie is a very able and experienced family lawyer and a member of the Law Society Children Panel and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Domestic Abuse.

Julie undertakes mediation for both private and publicly funded couples through legal aid.

Direct Dial: 0191 259 8106
Email: julie.hodge@pauldodds.co.uk