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Mary was extremely helpful, friendly and caring all the way through my divorce. She gave me very good advice and helped me get a good settlement that has helped me in moving on with my life. Mary was an excellent solicitor for me and she could not have done anything better I am very grateful to have had her experience and support.
Mary Shaw – Family
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
Thank you very much for all your help, I am very grateful for the patience, effort and professionalism that you had in my case.
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I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to you for the efforts made over the past couple of years to finally get me divorced.
Mary Shaw – 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.