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Once again, sincere thanks for your past and current assistance.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Elderly Care
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
Housing and Property
I would just like to say thanks for all the help and support that you have given me through my wife's visa application.
Bryony Rest – Immigration
Wills, Probate and Trusts
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
Visa and Immigration
At times of acute anxiety Paula has been a calming influence. She is efficient, helpful, very sympathetic & has a personal way that is so comforting, she is an asset to the firm.  A lot of our success must be attributed to Paula. No hesitation in recommending Paula to anyone.
Paula Harris – Civil
Courts, Police and Prisons
A BIG THANK YOU to all of the team David Gray Solicitors, this was the best news we received today.
Rebecca Boniface – Family
Tenancy, Eviction and Disrepair
From the moment you took over, everything started moving in the right direction and at the right speed.
Jonathan Cousins – Crime
Claims, Debts and Consumer Disputes
I wish to say how greatly I appreciate all the help and advice you gave me while carrying out this work.
Cliff Veitch – Property
Accident and Injuries
Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding when I have been in distress.
Lucy Mead – Family
Public Authority and Human Rights Claims
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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Mary Shaw has been an absolute delight to work with on finalizing my divorce. I deeply appreciate your agreeing to advise me on this matter. Your advice to me has been simply invaluable.
Mary Shaw – Family
Partner
To a fabulous and extremely professional solicitor. A massive thank you for your hard work, determination and your input into winning the case.
Paula Harris – Civil
Solicitor
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
Legal Assistant
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

Nicky Hunter

Solicitor

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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.