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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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
received quick and excellent service from andrew tague thank you
barbara mead
12:13 18 Jan 19

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I wanted to thank you and your team for all the hard work and effort you have put into my case over the last year and also for putting up with me and my stubborn ways. My family and I will always be grateful to you and could not have asked for a better outcome.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

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I so very much appreciate your time and support and you being at the end of a phone …… when I was very weary. You were a lifeline for me. Many thanks.

Client testimonial about Lesley Monkhouse - Family

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To Elspeth, Just to say thanks for all your help over the last 6 months. If it wasn't for you I would have just given up. I really appreciate all the work you put in to this and your constant reassurance that it was the right thing to do.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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Thank you so much for the good news. God send you to us to give a new life. We are very much grateful to you forever, thank you from core of heart. We wouldn’t be here without your support, you will be in our heart and in our prayers.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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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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Just to say many thanks for your help and support before and during my tribunal. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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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.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson

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I would like to express my thanks and gratitude for helping me so efficiently and professionally, it was a great weight off my mind.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Wills, probate & trust

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Thank you so much for all your guidance and support, I have really enjoyed it.

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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This is great news, many thanks to June and to Iran for your effort and support. This is another successful application achieved as a result of your high standards and professionalism. Well done

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali and June Holmes

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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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Keep up the good work June! You’re fantastic!!

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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I just wanted to write and thank you for all your hard work in handling my case – and for your kindness, patience and empathy.  Having you “fighting” my corner and advising me, made what was a very difficult time a little easier.  Thank you and best wishes.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - 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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I would like to thank you for the efficient and professional service. The depth of understanding of the immigration law and professionalism of Bryony Rest is quite impressive.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thanks very much for your guidance during my recent divorce proceedings.  It is so nice to have peace of mind after those worrying, intervening years. I really appreciated your professional guidance throughout the proceedings and am so pleased to have been represented by yourself and David Gray Solicitors LLP during the case”.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Just a final thank you for all your work on the sale of our Property. You have always been, pleasant, efficient, professional and ready to  check out and sort  out  any problems, which we really appreciated.

Client testimonial about Anne Austin - Property

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Many thanks for the sessions we had with you. I found them very helpful and you were very calm and thoughtful throughout the process.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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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You have given me excellent service which I really appreciate. I have used many Solicitors in the past for various things that have let me down on a few things. But your firm have given me the best service and I would like to therefore instruct you again for this matter too.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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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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You did a great job for Sam in court and we all appreciate how much worse it might otherwise have been.  Thank you so much.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

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I consider myself to have been genuinely lucky in being allocated you as my Duty Solicitor. Thank you…I am very much indebted to you.

Client testimonial about Janice Hall - Crime

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Thank you for your help in this case, I couldn't have asked for a better result.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

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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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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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I could not recommend your company more, [you] have always been available and actually answer questions in terms that are understood by non solicitor type people, looking forward to getting my will done.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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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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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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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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(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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Thank you ever so much for all the help you have given to me and my family. Everything is deeply appreciated!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you for your help in my wife's application, it has been a great success thanks to your help.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Really impressed. Thanks for everything.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - 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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She made me feel a valued human being, preserved my dignity and that I was not just another case. She has a commendable understanding of mental health (MH) and if there were more people like Emma to represent those who suffer from a MH illness the world would be a more humane place.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

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I really appreciate your help, guidance and care as a solicitor during my wife’s visa application and process.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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We are most indebted to you for the invaluable service, advice and guidance that you gave us and most of all your commitment.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Crime

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We used David Gray Solicitors LLP when we adopted a baby boy from an orphanage in Africa, and wished to have him legally adopted in the UK. The service we received was superb; a special mention should be made for Elspeth, she gives the law profession an excellent name. Elspeth was without doubt the key reason for the success of our case.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

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To say that your professionalism and quality of service have been faultless would be telling only half the story. Throughout all that has gone on, your honest advice and genuine care have been an invaluable support, for which I will always be grateful.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thank you so much for helping me with my application, I am delighted with this news. You did professional work for our family and we are so grateful for you.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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I am truly grateful for all you have done.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - 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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With many thanks for your calm and measured support and guidance during this difficult case.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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