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Family, Children and Relationships
I would also like to say a big thank you to Becky who was professional throughout but also very reassuring, I could have not have got through those two long days without her, she listened and kept me calm in what was a very stressful and uncomfortable situation.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Business Advice
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
Elderly Care
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
Wills, Probate and Trusts
To eventually get to the end of the process and have a fabulous relationship with my daughters seems miles away from where we started and I am in no doubt that you have been a large factor in that happening. I can’t thank you enough and wish you well in the future.
Mary Shaw – Family
Visa and Immigration
I appreciate all your hard work. You helped me when I really needed it. I wouldn't have been able to get through that time without your help. Thank you so very much for everything, from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget. May God bless you.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Courts, Police and Prisons
I chose to work with Mary because of her no-nonsense approach – no false promises, no big ego claims – just downright honesty and integrity and a delivery of results at the end. Mary is professional, reassuring and has a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend her.
Mary Shaw – Family
Tenancy, Eviction and Disrepair
I just wanted to write and thank you for all your hard work in handling my case – and for your kindness, patience and empathy.  Having you “fighting” my corner and advising me, made what was a very difficult time a little easier.  Thank you and best wishes.
Elspeth Thomson – Family
Mental Health
We are immensely grateful to you and your team for the outcome of the court order today. The whole process has been quite stressful, but we felt fully supported and completely guided by you. You were a good friend rather than a legal contact. Your expertise of the law and how to overcome the hurdles in this difficult case were superb.
Elspeth Thomson – Family
Claims, Debts and Consumer Disputes
Thank you for looking at it and all the help you have given me this week I really do appreciate it.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Accident and Injuries
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
Public Authority and Human Rights Claims
Thank you, I'm stronger person because of you.
Jane Wilkinson – Family



Thanks again for your time, approach & actions. After we left he said that you were the first person who'd questioned him, listened & treat him like he was of worth. Be encouraged & encourage others.
Sukhi Patter – Family
Mary, thanks very much for all of your help over the recent years, I believe I made a wise choice when I selected David Gray as I believe the way in which you and your colleagues have helped me has been exceptional.
Mary Shaw – Family
We are most indebted to you for the invaluable service, advice and guidance that you gave us and most of all your commitment.
Michael Gibson – Crime
Legal Assistant
Thank you very much for all the work you have so far done for me. I am so indebted that words may not express my gratitude.
Amy Stolting – Family

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.