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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.
about Sukhi Patter – Family
Housing and Property
I have found the mediation valuable beyond measure, especially having been so sceptical to begin with.
about Mary Shaw – Mediation
Wills, Probate and Trusts
From the moment you took over, everything started moving in the right direction and at the right speed.
about Jonathan Cousins – Crime
Would just like to thank Laura Croft and Brian Hegarty for their invaluable help and guidance they have given myself and my family over the last few months. Many Thanks
about Brian Hegarty & Laura Croft
Courts, Police and Prisons
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.
about Mary Shaw – Family
Tenancy, Eviction and Disrepair
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.
about Mike Bishop and Emma Ferguson – Mental Health
Mental Health
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.
about Mary Shaw – Family
Claims, Debts and Consumer Disputes
Can I just pass on my thanks for all your efforts with regard to the finance case and result we achieved.
about Mary Shaw and Joanne Charlton – Family
Accident and Injuries
I couldn't have done it without your help and, once again, I cannot thank you enough for your expertise and very kind attention and consideration in this case.
about Mary Shaw – Family
Public Authority and Human Rights Claims
My thanks to Mary for her understanding and support through the last couple of years.
about Mary Shaw – Family



Thank you so much Bryony. You have been so kind and supportive throughout. God Bless!.
about Bryony Rest – Immigration
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.
about Cliff Veitch – Property
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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!
about Bryony Rest – Immigration

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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.
about Elspeth Thomson – 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.