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Family, Children and Relationships
Many thanks for your correspondence. Within a few days of visiting you I was notified by MP for Bishop Auckland that the UK Border Agency had overturned its decision. As a result my Wife is now back residing with me. Many thanks for your advice.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Business Advice
I know you have put a lot of work into the case thank you for all you have done for me.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Elderly Care
There’s such a lot to thank you for, like your thoughtfulness and so very much more. So I am sending warm wishes and special thanks.My life is much richer for just knowing you. People like you make the world a nicer place.
Sukhi Patter – Family
Housing and Property
Many thanks for your correspondence. Within a few days of visiting you I was notified by MP for Bishop Auckland that the UK Border Agency had overturned its decision. As a result my Wife is now back residing with me. Many thanks for your advice.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Wills, Probate and Trusts
Thanks to Bryony for her sterling legal work.
Bryony Rest – Immigration
Courts, Police and Prisons
Just a small note to thank you for your expertise and special thank to Mr. Gibson for representing me in court regarding of a motor propelled vehicle. The out come was more than satisfactory as was able to maintain my licence due to his professional skills.
Michael Gibson – Crime
Tenancy, Eviction and Disrepair
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.
Mary Shaw – Family
Claims, Debts and Consumer Disputes
Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding when I have been in distress.
Lucy Mead – Family
Accident and Injuries
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
Public Authority and Human Rights Claims
Thank you so much. Of course I regret that I will probably not see you again but at least I can draw a line under all this. Thank you for all your work and help and warmth.
Mary Shaw – Family



Thank you very much for the work you did for me. In future I still want to maintain David Gray Solicitors LLP as my representatives. You are absolutely the best.
Bryony Rest – Immigration
Now that my divorce case is finally over, may I take the opportunity to let you know that I have been very pleased to have been represented by David Gray Solicitors LLP and how much I have appreciated your professional assistance and efficiency throughout the duration.
Mary Shaw – Family
I really appreciate all you have done over the last couple of years. I simply wouldn't be where I am without your help.
Elspeth Thomson – Family
Legal Assistant
Thank you very much for all of your help and support to obtain our leave to remain in the UK. It will be a turning point of my life as well as my other family members. I think we could now find out a better way of life in this great country.
Bryony Rest – Immigration

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.