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Elderly Care
Many thanks for taking us through sorting out our mother’s will and finances so well. ........ I found it quite moving when tidying mum’s papers to find a letter from her to you expressing how much she appreciated all your help. My sister and I would similarly like to say what a difference it makes to have such a professional and friendly service , especially at a difficult time like this.
Cliff Veitch – Property
Housing and Property
Thank you for your support. You kept us going many a time when we wanted to give up. Thank you for giving us the strength to keep going.
Claire Hunter – Family
Wills, Probate and Trusts
It was wonderful to meet you on the day and I still have not found enough words to say Thank you for all you are doing for my son.
Mike Bishop – Mental Health
I really appreciate your help and your hard work I have nothing to gave you but just pray, I haven't words to say thanks..may almighty Allah gave you long and joy full life...
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Courts, Police and Prisons
My husband and I want to say a huge thank you for giving our daughter legal advice, and most especially for going with her to the station yesterday. It has been a really difficult week and she was incredibly anxious about it. We had no idea what the right thing to do was, and it was an enormous relief to have a clear steer from you and to know that you would be there to make sure it went according to plan. She was greatly reassured to have you there, and we are extremely grateful. Once again a massive thank you!
Brian Hegarty – Crime
Tenancy, Eviction and Disrepair
Your kindness really made my days and my future life better.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Claims, Debts and Consumer Disputes
It was wonderful to meet you on the day and I still have not found enough words to say Thank you for all you are doing for my son.
Mike Bishop – Mental Health
Accident and Injuries
Many, many thanks for all your help .... with helping to prepare for [the] court case, for writing and submitting an excellent case for appeal, for choosing [the] barrister and for briefing her extraordinarily well. You were fantastic in everything you did!
Bryony Rest – Immigration
Public Authority and Human Rights Claims
From the moment you took over, everything started moving in the right direction and at the right speed.
Jonathan Cousins – Crime



I am very satisfied with your very efficient service involving speedy dealings.
Cliff Veitch – Property
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
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It has been a pleasure working with you – I will recommend you far and wide!.
Mary Shaw – Family

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Thanks Paula for all your hard work to help get justice.
Paula Harris – Civil

Nicky Hunter



I am experienced in dealing with a wide range of family law issues but my particular specialities are in complex financial cases involving married and unmarried relationships and also children cases where there is social services department involvement

I am a specialist family solicitor with over 13 years experience in all areas of family law.

I also specialise in disputes between cohabitants, agreements involving property and trusts, and financial provision for children.

I represent both parents and children in cases where social services are involved both within and outside of court proceedings.

I also advise in relation to:

I am conscious people who come to  see me for advice are at one of the most difficult times in their lives. I am committed to providing firm and realistic advice to all clients, listening to what they want and hope to happen. I believe it is important to approach your case with the understanding that different people have different priorities and will take the time to understand what is most important to you. I will aim to find the best possible solutions to the issues you are facing quickly and effectively, whether outside or within the court process.

I am a member of Resolution, the family lawyers organisation committed to the non-confrontational resolution of family disputes. I am accredited as a specialist by Resolution in the areas of cohabitation law and advanced financial provision, and am a Resolution trained Collaborative Family Lawyer. I give particular importance to the interests and welfare of any children of the family.

Our family team at David Gray Solicitors LLP is the only one in the North East ranked as a top tier firm in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

I studied modern history at Oxford University before taking post-graduate law qualifications at Northumbria University. I qualified as a solicitor in June 2001.

I am a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel.