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Family

Our award-winning team of family lawyers has specialists across the full range of family law and divorce

 

Crime

Our team of specialist criminal defence solicitors will provide expert advice and representation

 

Property

Our experienced team can assist with all aspects of domestic and commercial conveyancing and property transactions

 

Mental Health

The largest team of specialist Mental Health solicitors in the North East. Advice in relation to the Mental Health Act 1983

 

Immigration

Our specialist team are nationally recognised for our expertise in both business and personal immigration law

 

Family Mediation

Our mediators work with you to resolve your separation, divorce or other family problems without going to court

 

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection team advise and assist with decisions for those who do not have the mental capacity to do so

 

Wills, Probate & Life Planning

Advice on wills, probate and trust, tax planning, LPA, and estate administration

 

Motoring

Our road traffic specialists represent those accused of motoring and driving offences

 

OUR TEAM

We have over 75 employees including 8 Partners across our offices in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne and opposite the Town Hall in South Shields.

TOP-RATED ON GOOGLE

We have more 4- and 5-star Google ratings than any other Newcastle-based solicitor
We were helped with our Further Leave to Remain (Marriage) application by Irim Ali. Application was submitted online 4 Jan 19, documents were sent around 25 Jan 19 and the application was approved on 20 Feb 19. Irim gave very clear and easy to follow advice which allowed us to get the application and documents sorted first time. We were also very pleased with the 4 week turnaround from the home office receiving documents to approving the application, which is a credit to Irims advice. Will probably use this service again for our next application.read more
Killian McCabe
16:43 05 Mar 19
David Gray Solicitors are fantastic, very professional and extremely helpful. My partner recently attended court and had Samantha Farndale as his solicitor, we can not thank Sam enough for everything she has done, from the very first day She was brilliant, she was so helpful and very understanding. My partner felt at ease knowing he had Sam with him, she was amazing in court and explained everything that was happening every step of the way. We felt Sam was incredibly professional and so friendly, it was such a comfort knowing she was there to guide my partner through such a unsettling situation. We would definitely recommend David Gray to a friend and would 100% use them again in the future if we ever had to.read more
Just like to give a massive thank you to Irfan Ali for all his help and support with our immigration case. Would like to mention that my family has always used David gray solicitors for all our immigration matters for the past 20 years, we will certainly recommend David Gray solicitors to others. Outstanding service and keep up the good work.read more
Shuhena Ali
23:21 10 May 19
Excellent service from Kay Potts and team in the property department. Efficient, helpful and very professional. Thank you!
Naomi Miller
15:16 25 Oct 18
Bryony Rest and Andrew Tague have been an absolute pleasure to work with. A very professional and dedicated team. I would definitely recommend them to future clients. Extremely grateful for the help they have provided.
Farid Ahmed
13:09 25 Sep 18
Mr Michael Gibson,many thanks for providing me with an excellent service,helping me by giving sufficient information and right advises. He is very professional I highly recommend him.
Mila Moha
16:19 17 Mar 18
I would fully recommend David Gray solicitors and I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Matthew Smith specifically. My family had recently sold their business and Matthew had been very helpful, professional and informative throughout the process. Selling a business is naturally a stressful process and in our case, Matthew had been very communicative which gave us reassurance and he always made sure to get back to any questions which I had. I would definitely go back to Matthew and David Gray's for future services! Many thanks again for all of your help!read more
sel w so
13:47 18 Mar 19
I had two successful (Tier 2 (general)) applications in the past with Bryony Rest. Very straightforward and never let you down. One of the best immigration adviser in the Northeast of Newcastle. Thank you so much.
Over the last year Mary Shaw has been my solicitor as I have gone through the process of divorce after 30 years of marriage. I cannot rate her highly enough (if there had been 7 stars I would have given that!). She has listened, advised and talked me through every step in such a way that I have felt completely confident that my case was in really expert hands. Because Mary really listened at the beginning to what I wanted, we have managed to get to a settlement with extremely reasonable legal fees, but also, due to her expertise, she has been able to advise me about things that I had not thought of. She has had amazing understanding and compassion about how one struggles during the process of divorce. I cannot thank Mary enough for making a really painful, difficult process so straightforward.read more
kim todd
18:36 05 Jun 17
My family and I would just like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Newcastle team, and to Bryony Rest, especially. We started this particular journey about a decade ago, they are like family to us now. A family that really knows what they're doing. We were treated with professionalism, compassion, empathy and dignity. The price tag is worth it. The speed at which the team gets things done is truly impressive.read more
Harle Bealieve
06:44 11 May 19
I am very happy with the professional service received from David Gray Solicitors. Punctual, friendly and polite. Happy Customer 🙂
Patricia Hutton
16:24 18 Jan 19
I would highly recommend this company as they dealt very caring and efficiently with my case. June Holmes was extremely supportive, understanding and efficient, as well as quick in responding to my emails. When my case was taken over by Irim Ali, it was a smooth transition with the same level of efficiency and care. I felt in safe and supportive hands during this stressful time. Thank you!read more
InekeG G
18:47 10 May 19
Brilliant firm, June Holmes was amazing for me. She dealt with my case professionally and her knowledge in the area was fantastic. June showed care and empathy through a very difficult and important period of my life. I could not recommend her and the firm more. Having such a great solicitor makes a big difference. June puts time and a lot of effort in. June's communication skills throughout the process was faultless. I cannot thank her and Irim Ali enough. Irim picked my case up towards the end and she was so polite and prompt in giving me updates. This was my first experience with this firm and I will always know where to come first.read more
shazan Hussain
17:26 08 May 19
Many Thanks to IRIM ALI for her excellent work and advice. It was a pleasure to deal with David Gray Solicitors. Very good communication by phone and follow up emails with enough details and guidance that guarantee a successful case.My best wishes to you allread more
Abed A. Al-zuweiri
13:18 15 Apr 19
We went to David Gray Solicitors asking for advice on an immigration matter. The service we received from our solicitor and his colleagues was detailed and professional. Moreover, he was happy to continue to assist us with questions and problems we had after the initial hour-long interview.read more
Fergal Leonard
14:01 20 Feb 19
I used david gray solicitors for a family law dispute as a respondant. As any mother would agree receiving a court summons is a frightening and upsetting time! Samantha farndale (who I must highlight specifically) made the whole process from first phone call to final hearing an easy and calm process! Highly recommended solicitors from me now, reasonable pricing, professional conduct and extremely friendly to deal with. If ever I need law support I will be returning to david gray at my earliest convenience!read more
Elisha Watson
19:09 29 Jan 18
As first time home owners, I can’t recommend David Gray Solicitors enough. Anne Austin provided top notch support and advice on all aspects of our purchase and generally took the worry and stress of home buying away!
Alexia Partington
18:44 21 Jan 19
Well what can I say!!From the second I reached out to these guys, nothing but a professional service from start to finish!!I was put at ease immediately with Emma Silburn for my plea hearing, and then Paul Harbison representing me today for special reasons.I never imagined in my wildest dreams I’d get the outcome I got!Can’t thank you guys enough!read more
Callum Howe
14:58 20 Jul 18
received quick and excellent service from andrew tague thank you
barbara mead
12:13 18 Jan 19
I relied on David Gray solicitors firm for my first conveyance and I could not have been happier.Everything went smooth and Anthony kept me informed at every step.I will definitely recommend this law firm and use them again.read more
Jmanuel Finelli
10:08 08 Apr 18
I am enormously impressed with David Gray Solicitors. Lesley Monkhouse’s exquisite attention to detail, in-depth knowledge of family law, extraordinary emotional support, professional excellence, unique emotional intelligence and supreme client care is exceptional. Regarding client care, prompt and immediate email response, even up to 9pm is surely beyond her call of duty, but Lesley is unique. Lesley’s excellence is replicated by the enormously talented Barrister, Elizabeth Callaghan.David Gray’s excellent client care include the intelligent Amy Lamb, who accompanies me to hearings and Amy will make a brilliant solicitor, as the world is her oyster. Amy has been a confidant, source of strength in an emotionally sapping proceeding, highly knowledgeable about family law and I consider her a friend. I highly recommend David Gray solicitors.read more
Claire Ejim
14:07 26 Feb 18
I recently purchased a small flat using David Grey solicitors and dealt with Anne Austin whom I found particularly effective and efficient. I genuinely recommend David Grey Newcastle as an effective and competative team to work with.read more
Malcolm Hill
22:14 28 Feb 19
One of Newcastle's larger and more professional solicitors.Used this company twice and they were very helpful and speedy.Will definitely use them again.
Garry Clayton
23:49 18 Mar 19
Great team. Dealt with our case impeccably and got a great result. Very happy indeed and would recommend to anyone. Thanks to everyone who made it possible
Jessica Longstaff
15:04 24 Aug 18
Bryony Rest and Andrew Tague have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Very professional and dedicated individuals. I would definitely recommend them to future clients. Extremely grateful for the help they have provided.read more
Farid Ahmed
13:08 25 Sep 18
When dealing with David Gray Solicitors, I was put in touch with Andrew, he was very professional and understanding when dealing with my query. He listened intently and recommended the best course of action to complete the writing of my Will. I'm very thankful for his positive and professional attitude when speaking with him, and I would definitely recommend Andrew to anyone who requires a Will writing service, or any legal service for that matter.read more
Barry Goodwin
14:14 11 Feb 19
I’ve recently used David Gray Solicitors, and had the pleasure of dealing with Samantha Farndale. Her professional and friendly approach was balanced perfectly with her extensive knowledge, and attention to detail. She was able to provide high standards of guidance and direction, leaving me feeling comfortable and reassured throughout our interactions. I would have no issues recommending David Gray, specifically Samantha, who in my opinion is a credit to the firm, and a rising talent.Thank you.read more
Gavin Angus
17:05 23 Feb 18
David Gray has a group of accommodating and dedicated staff from reception to solicitors handling your case.We commend June Holmes for her exemplary service and professionalism. Since she started handling my wife's immigration case, she collated everything in order without missing anything. She's very meticulous and gave us advice accordingly with detailed information. She's very sympathetic to our situation and you can feel it when she works with you. With her skills, experience and dedication, it is guaranteed you are in good hands and we thank her for her endeavours in helping us to secure my wife's further leave to remain. During the final process of our appeal, June moved to a new department in her practice and transferred our case and all documentation to her colleague Irim Ali. Irim took our case to its final stages with absolute professionalism with the same very high standards as her colleague June. We felt very confident that we would win our case because of the professionalism of both Solicitors. Their expertise and sympathetic understanding of our situation made us feel very relaxed.We would have no hesitation in recommending David Gray Solicitors and all their colleagues to anyone who needs legal advice of any sort. It has been a trying and stressful period in our lives and we are glad that it has come to its conclusion. We thank them sincerely from our hearts for all they have done to help us. We could not have done it without them.read more
H Gartland
15:59 09 May 19
I had a most complicated case and only Miss Irim Ali sort it out. I want to say thank you very much because she has given me a new life. And if anyone has a problem I will recommend for to see Miss Irim. Great.
Karim Atia
14:29 01 Mar 19
We used David Gray to help us sell our old home and buy our new home. We are very grateful for the support from Kay Cowell. She answered my calls and emails almost immediately and didn't seem to get annoyed with my requests. Buying a house is a weird, stressful business but this was lessened by Kay's professionalism and niceness.read more
keith metcalf
07:20 12 Sep 18
I David Gray Solicitor's. Naomi Potter dealt with a divorce case on my behalf. The service and advice received was exceptional with a successfully concluded case. I would certainly use this firm again.
Christina Holt
17:36 09 Nov 17
Parking is hard around here best to go to st James car park but the people working here know there job they can help u with almost everything u know what they say Shy boys get nowt
mahmood Sajawal
20:19 08 Apr 18
David Allen and Hannah Murray were excellent in handling our case from start to finish. They managed our case with the utmost proffesionalism and compassion. We were kept informed of every detail throughout the proceedings and we had every confidence in them at every step.If anyone finds themselves in need of a family law solicitor, David Grey Solicitors should be their first point of call. It was the best phone call I'd made.read more
keith scantlebury
11:23 14 Jul 17
Everybody who dealt with me was incredibly prompt, efficient and patient with my needs. An impressively cohesive team. Thank you!
Agustín Fernández
17:33 18 Oct 18
David Gray dealt with the conveyancing for our recent house move. Our Solicitor was excellent, she kept us up to date throughout the whole process and was always easily contactable. Would definitely use again and highly recommend.read more
Elizabeth Sewell
18:41 21 Apr 19
Sam at David Gray provided a thorough, professional and friendly service. She took the time and effort to really understand what I needed, and got the end result I was after. Really impressed
Dean Hanson
11:57 21 Aug 18

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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You offer helpful solutions at times of need, which is of course over and above the pure legal aspects of the support you provide.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Mediation

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Thank you for everything you've done for us.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Sukhi Patter made me feel very safe and would get the outcome in my favour. Also at no time did she make me feel worthless because I had got in arrears with paying my mortgage and would like to thank her for the outcome. Thanks very much.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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Many thanks for all your help and hard work in getting these orders in place.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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It was a very worrying time for us, I would like to pass on my thanks to Michael and other members of your staff who looked after my son’s interests in an understanding and efficient manner.  We were relieved at the sentence given and feel that it was in large part due to the way that you presented the facts to the Magistrates.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Crime

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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.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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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!

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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Thank you for working tirelessly on our behalf. Your thoughtfulness and empathy went a long way.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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‘I really do absolutely appreciate everything you have done for me and the boys and we are in such a better place now with all your advice and support.’

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Mediation

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I have got through it with your support and you have kept me on the right tracks for the last 12 months too - even if it was sometimes things I didn't want to hear! ..... if we hadn't have had such a great solicitor (our daughter's) life could have turned out very different.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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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 for her dedicated approach to my case as well.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop and Emma Silburn- Mental Health

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I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Hannah for all her help and support in this matter.  As an individual whom has never had any need for any legal advice or similar, Hannah dealt with my situation as well as I could have ever hoped.  She took the time to listen, to not judge and to offer sage advice in return.  When something was promised to be done, it was not only done, but it was completed within the agreed time and communicated in a clear and concise matter. As much as I would never wish to need legal advice again, my first port of call would be Hannah and if not, one of her colleagues at David Gray Solicitors.

Client testimonial about Hannah Mostoufi - Crime

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My father and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind assistance which is greatly appreciated. As always we have been very impressed with the high standard of service and exceptional customer service. Whether it has been a same day response or quality legal advice, you have delivered the best possible service to us.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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Thank you so much for all your help and support in making it happen. We are so pleased with this wonderful news and are so happy.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Just wanted to say thank you for all your support today, you really put us at ease and explained the process clearly.  You were very professional and I think you managed to get the best outcome from this situation.

Client testimonial about Sophie Allinson - Motoring & Crime

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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.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thanks very much for your help and support and most of all pushing me to the bitter end. I couldn't of done it without you and would highly recommend David Gray Solicitors and of course yourself.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family

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I desperately needed legal representation... she found me a solicitor and got straight back! Fab service

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

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Thank you so much for all your support and wise counsel. Life has certainly changed a lot since our early conversations… Thanks to you I have the beautiful loving relationship with (my child) I dreamed of. A priceless contribution and job well done!

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thank you very much for all your help.

Client testimonial about Emma Neale - Family

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Thank you for your highly professional support, and attention to detail……. At the start I was not sure how the long distance collaboration would work but it has been a very friendly, easy, working relationship between us, and I appreciate very much how you conveyed a sense of solidarity to me even though we have never met. I would also like to thank Kim who was the perfect 'relay' between us whenever it was necessary.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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You do a difficult job very well, you both were very skilled in ensuring that we both felt heard and in control, enabling us to reach agreement.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw & Sukhi Patter - Mediation

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We have finally received [our] documents from the home office! I would like to give you and your team massive thank you for your cooperation and dedication towards our application. I look forward to keeping in touch and would definitely recommend you to future clients.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you so much for all you have done for me……it has been great having you on my side. I couldn’t have wished for a better lawyer…..and I will certainly keep your name and that of David Grays…..if I ever needed a lawyer again, for whatever reason (your advice) has made a huge difference to my own well-being, and I thank you very much.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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To eventually get to the end of the process and have a fabulous relationship with my daughters seems miles away from where we started and I am in no doubt that you have been a large factor in that happening. I can’t thank you enough and wish you well in the future.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work and support with our case. I cant thank you enough for your assistance. You have always provided a high quality of service by being very professional, efficient and friendly, Your help made a big difference in our life...I really appreciate your kindness and your efforts .

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you for all your help and support.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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Just wanted to say thank you so much for doing all the work for us for. As usual you do not disappoint and do a fabulous job as always. Thanks

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Wills

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(Mary) helped me communicate better with my husband & relations were always better after each session, she helped me get my point of view across to him.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw – Mediation

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We are most indebted to you for the invaluable service, advice and guidance that you have given us.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

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Mary Shaw is a wonder! Oh my goodness! I spent a really productive hour with her and am glad.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)

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I really appreciate all you have done over the last couple of years. I simply wouldn't be where I am without your help.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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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.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I thought you did a great job, I particularly valued both you and your colleagues compassionate approach as I realise a clients emotional state can affect their thinking at the height of conflict

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family

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Thank you so much for everything you have done - it’s been a difficult and long process- but the family are absolutely thrilled that they got there in the end. Thank you - especially to Bryony Rest for the excellent correspondence- and explanations along the way.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thanks for your patience with this Mary; I imagine it was quite difficult for you but then that is why I refer people to you! Quote from a local Family Solicitor

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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Good news: the application was a success. Thank you so much for help. I think we would have been particularly lost without your services. It was an incredibly stressful time.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I just want to say firstly thank you. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my children over the past year.  You’ve kept me sane and kept me on the ground and I couldn’t of asked for a better solicitor.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family

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Can I please pass on my sincere thanks and gratitude to Ailsa for her compassion and the advice and support she gave me recently.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family Mediation

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Thank you very much for all your help, I am very grateful for the patience, effort and professionalism that you had in my case.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I owe the success of my case to your dedication and perseverance, which you showed while handling my case. It goes without saying that I will always refer to your firm if I ever need legal assistance again. Once again my heartfelt thanks and appreciation.

Client testimonial about Nicky Hunter - Family

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We wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all your efforts in helping us achieve a successful application, which means the world to us!

Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

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Really happy with you and your firm. I recall that It was recommended by a friend of mine to contact you four years ago, and it was a good choice.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you so much for taking my case on and fighting for me to have peace at mind. I wish you all nothing but the best.  

Client testimonial about Janice Hall - Crime

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It is my pleasure to inform you that I have received your letter with the Registration Certificate of my property. I would like to show the highest gratitude and thanks from bottom of my heart regarding the cooperation you had been extended since beginning till to date.

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

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Heartfelt thanks.  I really do not know how I'd cope without you at these meetings.  You really are great at your job and its greatly appreciated.

Client testimonial about Jenny Carter - Family

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A note to say thank you to Sukhi Patter for understanding and a most efficient service.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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Dear Mary and Kim, thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me through a stressful and difficult process with all speed, diligence and expertise. I am grateful, always.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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You have always been on the ball and so quick to respond. We really appreciate everything you've done and needless to say we will be highly recommending you to anyone who needs a solicitor!

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property