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Family, Children and Relationships
We used David Gray Solicitors LLP when we adopted a baby boy from an orphanage in Africa, and wished to have him legally adopted in the UK.  The service we received from them was superb. their attention to detail, consideration for our circumstance, and drive to help us achieve our objectives was probably better than any other firm could have done.  A special mention should be made for Elspeth Thomson. She gives the law profession an excellent name. Elspeth was without doubt the key reason for the success of our case. Her knowledge of law, ability to construct our argument, and constant checking of the facts to ensure we were prepared, were outstanding.  She had a very down to earth nature and was always available for meetings and discussions.
Elspeth Thomson – Family
Business Advice
Thank you to you and your staff for help selling my late Fathers property. You made a difficult process easy to understand and your staff were both helpful and easy to deal with. I would be happy to recommend your professional service to my remaining family in the UK.
Cliff Veitch – Property
Elderly Care
To say that your professionalism and quality of service have been faultless would be telling only half the story. Throughout all that has gone on, your honest advice and genuine care have been an invaluable support, for which I will always be grateful.
Mary Shaw – Family
Housing and Property
We were extremely happy with your excellent expertise which made you able to finalise our application almost as soon as you took it up. There is no doubt that we will resort to you again.
Bryony Rest – Immigration
Wills, Probate and Trusts
Mary Shaw has been an absolute delight to work with on finalizing my divorce. I deeply appreciate your agreeing to advise me on this matter. Your advice to me has been simply invaluable.
Mary Shaw – Family
Tenancy, Eviction and Disrepair
Thank you very much for all your help, I am very grateful for the patience, effort and professionalism that you had in my case.
Bryony Rest – Immigration
Claims, Debts and Consumer Disputes
Thank you so much for everything with all my heartfelt gratitude.
Bryony Rest – Immigration
Accident and Injuries
It was a very worrying time for us and I would like to pass on my very grateful thanks to Michael Gibson and other members of your staff who looked after my son’s interests in an understanding and efficient manner.  We were relieved at the sentence given and feel that it was in large part due to the way that you presented the facts to the Magistrates.
Michael Gibson
Public Authority and Human Rights Claims
Dear Mary and Kim, thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me through a stressful and difficult process with all speed, diligence and expertise. I am grateful, always.
Mary Shaw – Family

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Inquests
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for your prompt, efficient and friendly service, it was greatly appreciated. We would recommend you to anyone needing a solicitor.
Paula Harris – Civil
Partner
Thank you very much for all of your help and support to obtain our leave to remain in the UK. It will be a turning point of my life as well as my other family members. I think we could now find out a better way of life in this great country.
Bryony Rest – Immigration
Solicitor
Thank you very much for the work you did for me. In future I still want to maintain David Gray Solicitors LLP as my representatives. You are absolutely the best.
Bryony Rest – Immigration
Legal Assistant
A note to say thank you to Sukhi Patter for understanding and a most efficient service.
Sukhi Patter – Family

Motoring Offences

motoring offences

Have you been caught speeding, charged with dangerous driving or some other road traffic offence?  

Our road traffic specialists in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields are available to represent people who are accused of motoring offences.  We have many years’ experience in conducting trials, including drink-driving offences, speeding, careless and dangerous driving and death caused by careless or dangerous driving.

All motorists will be familiar with the penalty points system, which can result in disqualification from driving if you accrue 12 points over a 3-year period.  The team has represented clients up to the Court of Appeal on road traffic matters and we are experienced in challenging the imposition of penalty points, including speed camera readings, both fixed and mobile.

When a motoring offence has been committed you need to be aware that even if you do accrue 12 points over a 3 year period we can argue before the court that you should not be disqualified as this will make you suffer from ‘exceptional hardship’. Such hardship is not restricted to financial hardship.  Our team, in Newcastle or South Shields, can provide representation at court and argue on your behalf that you should not lose your driving licence.

Many people who commit a motoring offence are unfamiliar with the availability of ‘special reasons’ in certain circumstances.  This is the process whereby we can argue on your behalf that reasons exist so that you should not have penalty points endorsed on your licence, or that you should not be disqualified from driving.

Our team may be able to attend many of the hearings on your behalf, so you do not need to attend. For further advice on all motoring offences contact our specialist team in Newcastle upon Tyne or South Shields.