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I just wanted to say how very grateful I am to you. You've been a calm and supportive presence during what has been an enormously difficult time, and your advice has been invaluable. I'm very glad that we went down the collaborative route, and I think that your experience did much to smooth the path for everyone. Thank you.
Mary Shaw – Family
Elderly Care
A note to say thank you to Sukhi Patter for understanding and a most efficient service.
Sukhi Patter – Family
Housing and Property
Thank you for your help in this case, I couldn't have asked for a better result.
Brian Hegarty – Crime
Wills, Probate and Trusts
I will never forget how you worked very hard and found truth for us at last.
Michael Gibson – Crime
Tenancy, Eviction and Disrepair
Mary was patient and understanding ,she actively encouraged opinions from both sides and made the meetings a place where I felt at ease and my opinion mattered.
Mary Shaw – Mediation
Claims, Debts and Consumer Disputes
I think I was the luckiest person ever to have Mary Shaw help me through my divorce. And it really was help. She was firm, but never pushy, forthright but always fair, sympathetic but never deviated from the goal of practically carrying me through this torrid time. She was always there. In social circumstances she would be the friend that talked sense and gave you a gentle shake to wise up and push forward.
Mary Shaw – Family
Accident and Injuries
Just a final thank you for all your conveyancing work on the sale of our Property. You have always been, pleasant, efficient, professional and ready to  check out and sort  out  any problems, which we really appreciated.
Anne Banks – Property
Public Authority and Human Rights Claims
You did a great job for Sam in court and we all appreciate how much worse it might otherwise have been.  Thank you so much.
Brian Hegarty – Crime

Inquests

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Inquests
I have found the mediation valuable beyond measure, especially having been so sceptical to begin with.
Mary Shaw – Mediation
Partner
I know you have put a lot of work into the case thank you for all you have done for me.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Legal Assistant
Thank you for your highly professional support, and attention to detail……. At the start I was not sure how the long distance collaboration would work but it has been a very friendly, easy, working relationship between us, and I appreciate very much how you conveyed a sense of solidarity to me even though we have never met. I would also like to thank Kim who was the perfect 'relay' between us whenever it was necessary.
Mary Shaw – 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.