Mr Charlie Waddell > Major Family Law > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Major Family Law
NE20 9SU

Work Department

Criminal Defence


Consultant Criminal Defence Solicitor at Major Family Law

Charles has worked as a Defence Criminal Practitioner within specialist criminal law practices across the North East region and beyond for the last 16 years. He provides court representation to clients in all areas of criminal law and white collar crime. His particular expertise and specialism is in Defence Road Traffic and Motoring Offences. He knows only too well how potentially devastating the loss of one’s licence can be to both the individual and their family given the far reaching consequences of points, ban’s and disqualification on conviction.

Charles has been the representative Criminal Defence Solicitor at Major Family Law since 2018, focusing on his specialty of Motor and Driving Offences, with an impressive record where he has defended a multitude of clients across his career with great success. He has an exceptional ability to achieve the right outcome in urgent and exacting circumstances. 


Assistant Soicitor at Patterson Glenon & Stacey; 2000-2003
Associate Solicitor at Graeme Cook Solicitors; 2004-2007
Consultant Solicitor at Beecham Peacock Solicitors; 2007-2018
Consultant Solicitor at Major Family Law; 2018-present


LLB (Hons) in Law at Northumbria University; 2004-2007


Charles is married with three children, four pygmy goats, a kid, four bantams, two tortoises and a hamster – life is rarely dull with Charles around!