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Newcastle and South Shields award-winning solicitors

Family

Family

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

 
Crime

Crime

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

 
Property

Property

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

 
Mental Health

Mental Health

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

 
Immigration

Immigration

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

 
Mediation

Family Mediation

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

 
Court of Protection

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 and Life Planning

Wills, Probate & Life Planning

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

Motoring

Motoring

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

 

OUR TEAM

We have over 80 employees including 7 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
Since May 2017 I engaged the services of David Gray Solicitors after the death of my father. I liaised with Cliff Veitch who helped me with my late father’s affairs such as probate and conveyancing. When situations... became complicated and challenging I found Cliff to be very helpful and knowledgeable and I found it very reassuring that professional guidance was to hand by means of a phone call or email. Cliff replied to my queries without delay and with a very courteous manner. All matters concluded favourably and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David Gray Solicitors to anyone needing legal advice.read more
Elizabeth Dempster
16:09 18 Jun 20
Iran Ali supported me and my wife in her visa application last January. He was fantastic. Clearly has a lot of practical immigration experience that you can't get through reading guidance alone.... Will definitely be... returning for our extension and hopefully Irfan can help us again. (This is massively belated).read more
Dean B
20:05 17 Jun 20
A very positive step forward for anyone dealing with a divorce I had no real idea what to expect from a MIAM meeting when starting a complicated divorce. Whilst emotions are high and the world of family law feels... completely ambiguous this step forward was the most pivotal point in my life and provide me with quality information so I could make an informed choice about the best option for me to resolve disputes, make the right decisions and move forward in my life. I couldn’t give enough accolades to Mary Shaw. Her professionalism and empathy to my situation helped me make the choices and decisions for myself about my future. I felt safe and listened to there was a warmth, flexible and kind approach to my situation coupled with professional boundaries and a clear grasp of the legal and procedural framework of family law. Having the MIAM meeting with Mary was the most pivotal points in my new life.I assure anyone considering this that it is the right first step.read more
Kerry Rowell
18:26 12 Jun 20
I wish to thank, most sincerely, the Mental Health Department of David Gray Solicitors, Newcastle. Special thanks must go to Mike Bishop (Partner) and his Secretary Deb O'Dowd. Between them they have represented me for... the past few years, and always with consistent professionalism. Unexpectedly, I found myself detained in a Mental Health Hospital, having suffered a Severe Depressive Episode. It was a long road, but eventually Mike managed to get me released to a Community Team, whilst living in my own Flat. Recently he secured a Discharge from the Community Team and I am now totally Independent again. None of us know whether or not our Mental Health will let us down, I certainly did not expect it to happen to me. If you need Legal Representation in a Mental Health Matter then I would strongly recommend the Team at David Gray Solicitors.read more
Robert Armstrong
00:00 25 Apr 20
I received exceptional service from Ailsa within the Family team, whose expertise and thoughtful guidance were invaluable in helping me successfully navigate an extremely challenging time to achieve a positive outcome.... Having also recently experienced excellent service from the Property team I would have no hesitation in recommending David Gray Solicitors.read more
Neil Clayton
11:26 23 Apr 20
Irfan and his secretary Julie were both so lovely during my immigration matter. They made everything so easy to understand and answered all of my questions! Because of them I was able to submit my application... confidently. I highly recommend them.read more
Alysia Trackim
13:37 18 Mar 20
We have just completed the purchase of our first home and used David Gray for the conveyance. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Nicola Fisher and her assistant Beccy Corr were fantastic with us, answering all... questions in simple terms and guiding us through the process quickly. We were kept up to date with progress throughout the entire purchase and it was completed quickly. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone.read more
Nick Patchett
22:34 20 Feb 20
My partner and I recently purchased our first home and as first time buyers didn't really have any idea about we were doing but Anne Austin and her team made this a very easy and quick process for us both.She was... always on hand to answer any questions we had, delivered speedy responses and was just all round fantastic and so efficient. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you!read more
Aoife Cullen
15:08 19 Feb 20
Nicola Fisher at David Gray has managed a sale and also a purchase of a lease hold property for me. Nicola's work was fantastic from beginning to end. All queries were dealt with quickly and clearly. The service is... truly the best professional service I have received in any sector. I can't rate Nicola Fisher and David Gray highly enough.read more
paul noble
17:50 17 Jan 20
Mary offered some astute and straighforward advice without descending into lawyer-speak. Easy to understand and most importantly, offered an honest assessment. Thank you!
DANIEL BELLAMY
14:36 17 Jan 20

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

My mother and I met with our MP on Saturday, she was very friendly and understanding. She read your letter and I explained to her some details; she took all the documents that you kindly attached to your email and said that she knew David Gray Solicitors and that you are the best in the region as she has dealt with you before. She said that she will be in contact with you soon regarding the case. Thank you for your support and cooperation on this matter.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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Thank you for your support. You kept us going many a time when we wanted to give up. Thank you for giving us the strength to keep going.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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Thank you very much for seeing me….and especially for giving such helpful advice about the contact with the children…..the meeting with you was extremely uplifting

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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"Everything was amazing!"

Client testimonial about Rebecca Graham - Family

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You and your staff showed me amazing support throughout the case. I would like to say a huge thank you! for all the efforts that you have done.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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I am very grateful to you and the whole David Gray team for their kind help and support, especially you have helped me and put up with me thank you for all your help.

Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi

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I remain eternally grateful for your sound advice and support when I was at my lowest and I needed you most.

Client testimonial about Lucy Mead - Family

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Words cannot express how much your help and belief has meant to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You've helped give us a new start in life.

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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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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Thank you again couldn’t do it without you, I appreciate it

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Motoring

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Excellent service and communication throughout. Made the whole transaction easy and stress free. Would highly recommend.

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

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Four years ago almost to the week, we were in such a terrible place and even now it seems just a bad dream. Without doubt your guidance and support goes beyond words. Thank You

Client testimonial about Lesley Monkhouse - Family

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Many thanks for sending through the documents - it's good that matters are finally concluded. Thank you very much for assiduous work on the divorce. We are all now in a much better place.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family

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Thanks for your time today and your pragmatic approach.If you had been our first mediator, then things may have been less confrontational when (as the stats suggest) my friends go through similar, my advice - “Go to Mary!”

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw- Family Mediation

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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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We would like to thank you for all your help and good advice. We both felt you truly understood our situation and genuinely cared, it made this stressful process that little bit easier.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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The MIAM was incredibly helpful. You gave me all of the information I would have expected a solicitor to give me at a first meeting.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation & Family

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Thank you for your time today, it was really helpful and having a different impartial perspective has been invaluable.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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I could not have asked for any better than my solicitor Elspeth, she has been my champion. I don’t have the words to thank her enough as she has been my biggest support for more than a year now. I can rate her 10 out of 10 for her professionalism, her competence and her fair advice.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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Just wanted to wish you and yours a wonderful happy Christmas. Thanks to you, my Christmas is going to be so much happier and relaxed than I thought it would be, so thank you.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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It has been a pleasure working with you – I will recommend you far and wide!.

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 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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Thank you … Mary, another satisfied customer to add to your list.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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I can't praise Kay enough for the two conveyancing cases she handled for me. She always updated me as soon as there was more information and was proactive in following up with the mortgage company and other solicitors (which she had to do lots). Kay couldn't have been more helpful and patient... Well above what I expected. She was very reassuring to talk to and knows what she's talking about. Will definitely use David Gray again.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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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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Please accept my sincere gratitude for your exemplary representation today, I'm eternally grateful.

Client testimonial about Sophie Allinson - Motoring

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Thank you so much to you for all the work you have done in helping us secure a UK VISA, it's much appreciated.

Client testimonial about Pierette Tshibuyi - Immigration

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I'd like to thank Mary and the rest of your team for the assistance and service provided. Thank you

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thank you for the exceptional service yourself and Nicola have provided.

Client testimonial about Anne Austin and assistant Nicola Cowie - Property

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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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Thanks for the great service and attention to detail.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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My mum and step dad have just been to the U.K. to visit us; they had a wonderful time! They would like to send their regards to Bryony and thank her for the wonderful work she did for my mum.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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You really are great at your job. Going above and beyond to make sure your clients are happy.

Client testimonial about Lesley Monkhouse - Court of Protection

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Thank you Mary. I am grateful for your empathy and understanding during our conversation this morning.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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Thank you so much for your help with our case we are very happy!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you so much for all you have done for our family, our faith in the justice system has been somewhat restored. You have been brilliant, professional, kept us well informed and been factual and supportive, we cannot thank you enough and look forward to seeing you and thanking you in person.

Client testimonial about Sophie Allinson - Crime

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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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We just wanted to thank you for all your help in getting our visa for us, we appreciate it so much and won't forget all your help and work during this process - thanks again.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest – Immigration

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Thank you so much for all the help and advice. You definitely took some of the stress out of it all.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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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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We just wanted to express our heartfelt thanks for your not just your expert advice but also your patience. We are this afternoon unburdened and hopeful for a positive outcome. We are most grateful for your professional assistance.

Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi- Immigration

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I can't praise Kay enough for the conveyancing cases she handled for me. She always updated me as soon as there was information and was proactive in following up with the mortgage company and other solicitors.  Kay couldn't have been more helpful and patient despite things changing.  She was very reassuring to talk to and knows what she's talking about. I will definitely use David Gray again.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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Thank you.  Can I say that I am enormously grateful for the promptness, as well as impressed by the quality, of your responses.

Client testimonial about Matthew Smith - Property

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Thank you for your help with this matter, it is greatly appreciated. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you for the excellent service, it was very professional, my requirements were quickly carried out.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Wills

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Thank you very much for everything. I received the decree absolute, and I am very happy.

Client testimonial about Gael Phillips - Family