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Family, Children and Relationships
Thank you for representing me. I am delighted with the outcome. I greatly appreciate the time and effort of going through with me. Please will you pass on my sincere gratitude to your colleague Emma Ferguson for her dedicated approach to my case as well.
Mike Bishop and Emma Ferguson – Mental Health
Elderly Care
Paula put me at ease through her thorough knowledge and calm manner.  She was professional at every stage of my enquiry and I always felt that my interests were her priority.  I would not hesitate to recommend Paula to anyone: her fees were very competitive and she demonstrated an ability to quickly analyse a problem and find the best solution for me as her client.
Paula Harris – Civil
Housing and Property
Thank you so much for your great help. You have been consistently patient and helping me a lot in different way.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Wills, Probate and Trusts
Many thanks for the sessions we had with you. I found them very helpful and you were very calm and thoughtful throughout the process.
Mary Shaw – Family
Tenancy, Eviction and Disrepair
Sukhi Patter was very good in assisting me and at all times and reassuring that she was in control and very good at what she was doing.
Sukhi Patter – Family
Claims, Debts and Consumer Disputes
Just a quick note to say thank you for all the work you did on our recent house sale and purchase.  Your efficiency and regular updates were much appreciated and helped to keep our stress levels under control!
Cliff Veitch – Property
Accident and Injuries
I will never forget how you worked very hard and found truth for us at last.
Michael Gibson – Crime
Public Authority and Human Rights Claims
I want to thank you so much for all you have done for me, I’m so happy I’m free from all this now I have my divorce, can now try and put [it] all behind me and get on with my life.
Laura Croft – Family



Thank you so much for all your patience, help and guidance. This has helped make our Christmas even more joyous.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Thank you so much for your great help. You have been consistently patient and helping me a lot in different way.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
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
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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

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Louise Law

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.