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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
received quick and excellent service from andrew tague thank you
barbara mead
12:13 18 Jan 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
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
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
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
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
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

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Emma has commendable humane qualities that should be admired. She is a bright talented solicitor who is clearly dedicated to her job and believes in doing the best for her client…which quite frankly I find exceptional.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

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A heartfelt gratitude from me for your encouragement, support, belief, understanding, hard work... everything really! You are a blessing to us, our family and ministry.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Many thanks for representing me during those times.. thanks for being there.

Client testimonial about Paul Harbison - 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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After the mediation session with Mary I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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My husband has been issued a visa today, I want to say a big thank you to you for the effort and dedication you have contributed toward our case.

Client testimonial about Andrew Tague - Immigration

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I have no words to describe how happy I am; It has been a long and sometimes frustrating process, but in the end we did it ! I can't thank you enough for your extraordinary help and guidance throughout the application process.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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A huge thank you for guiding me through the mediation process. A truly liberating experience and a novelty that for once my voice could be heard. I couldn’t have succeeded without you. With much appreciation

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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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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Special thanks for your hard work for my family, my wife and daughter got their visa's and hope to come to the UK soon. You're a very hard worker and a caring person.

Client testimonial about Andrew Tague

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Thank you so much for everything with all my heartfelt gratitude.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Having successfully helped me get through my asylum application, indefinite leave to remain and currently my naturalisation, I feel you are doing an excellent service and I give credit to Irfan Ali... Thank you so much.

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

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Many thanks for your advice which led us to this new application and the way to approach it.  The supporting letter was just what we wanted and I'm sure it helped convince them to issue a visa.  We are all so happy. Many thanks again for your help with this.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Mary was patient and understanding ,she actively encouraged opinions from both sides and made the meetings a place where I felt at ease and my opinion mattered.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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Nicola helped us purchase a property we like. everything is well organised. Very efficient.

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

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Thank you for all your help with the exceptional hardship hearing. Whilst I am sure you have many far more serious cases to deal with, I found you and everyone at David Gray to be friendly, helpful, efficient and professional which all went to produce a successful outcome.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Motoring

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Just wanted to let you know after all the heartache, waiting, and money we finally got the visa. It was granted and issued for leave immediately. Thank you so much for all of your help. Your services were worth every penny.

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

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Thank you to you and your staff for help selling my late Fathers property. You made a difficult process easy to understand and your staff were both helpful and easy to deal with. I would be happy to recommend your professional service to my remaining family in the UK.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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I can't express my feelings and I have no words to say all of you BIG THANKS..

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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Firstly many thanks for handling our case and its successful outcome, we are delighted that matters have been sorted.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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I am so delighted with June... The support and the result was positive, she is friendly and helpful.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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May I take this opportunity to thank you for your timely and efficient services, which enabled everything to run so smoothly.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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My husband and I would like to express our sincere thanks to Bryony Rest and Pierrette Tshibuyi for their professionalism, efficiency and courteous manner throughout the application for a UK spouse VISA. We genuinely appreciate their advice, guidance and support throughout this whole process and are delighted with the positive outcome which is life changing for us. We would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone else who needs a helping hand finding their way through the immigration maze.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest & Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

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I am writing to thank you for the outstanding work you did for me. Words cannot give my appreciation justice. You were superbly efficient and professional.

Client testimonial about Nicky Hunter - Family

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Thank you so much for doing everything to help me get the boys back.  You and your team do such a great job and I hope yous have as much happiness as I have now the boys are back where they belong.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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We have just completed a house sale and purchase and this is the second time that Cliff Veitch... has dealt with our affairs. As before, he dealt with both sale and purchase in a very efficient manner and always kept us informed of progress and any issues that arose. His calm and professional manner helped enormously during some of the trickier moments. I can certainly highly recommend him.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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You were excellent throughout my divorce. My kids are my world and I can't thank you enough for your support during this time. You are a dedicated, professional and intuitive lawyer and I will always be grateful for what you gave me in self confidence and advice.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thank you for all your support and hard work. I would certainly feel confident using David Gray's again.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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Really appreciate your patience and understanding, and great professional approach. Hopefully we will see each other again, if not, I'll happily recommend you to anyone who may need your services.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thank you for all your hard work we couldn't have done without you!

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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Words are not enough to express my feelings of appreciation, you provided the best service in preparing all documents for my visa. After a successful outcome it is a dream come true to join my family. You are the best solicitor I have ever found and gave excellent service.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Would just like to thank Brian Hegarty for his invaluable help and guidance he has given myself and my family over the last few months. Many Thanks

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

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June was absolutely outstanding and we received a first rate service from her - thankyou.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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Ailsa, I would like to thank you for your support since we met. I have been extremely anxious and your calming approach helped me regain perspective.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family

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Ann Austin sold my house for me. Excellent friendly service. Hassle free and very reasonably priced. Would fully recommend.

Client testimonial about Anne Austin - Property

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Can I also thank you for the help you have given me over these final few months of my divorce and for cutting through the years of accumulated undergrowth to achieve what appears to be a satisfactory resolution....many thanks for your help it has been appreciated.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I was the luckiest person to have Mary Shaw help me through my divorce. 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.She was the friend that talked sense and gave you a gentle shake to wise up and push forward.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I am one of the luckiest person that I could know you and that was such a pleasure to meet the kind and helpful person like you, you are always in my mind and my heart dear June.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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I just want to say thank you for supporting me through such a hard time. You are a great person who is great at their job!

Client testimonial about Lesley Monkhouse - Court of Protection

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Just a belated thank you for everything. I would have never got through this without you. Very many thanks for your excellent professional support and guidance.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Saying thank you is not enough to express all the gratitude we feel for you, so we would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for everything you have done for us.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I met with your mediator, Mary for a MIAM last Wednesday, she was fabulous and I can not speak highly enough of my dealings with your practice so far.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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Just wanted to thank you so much for your representation today and your calming influence. Your professionalism and knowledge was second to none.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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Thank you so much Bryony. You have been so kind and supportive throughout. God Bless!.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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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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Just to say thank you for the time and energy you put in during our mediation process.  You could not have been more calm and understanding, in what I feel were very challenging and somewhat unique circumstances.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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I am very grateful for all of your best endeavours, professionalism and thoroughness, in representing me at today’s hearing...Thank you for listening, and managing my expectations and anxieties.

Client testimonial about Paul Harbison - Mental Health & Crime