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

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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Sukhi Patter was very good in assisting me and at all times and reassuring that she was in control and very good at what she was doing.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - 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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I am writing to say thank you so much for helping my daughter to obtain a discharge from her Section 2 of the Mental Health Act. I know it gave her great strength and hope at a time in her life when everything was extremely stressful and traumatic for her. Thank you once again for all your help.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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Thank you all throughout the process of the application.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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Thanks for doing such a fantastic job with all my mum’s various legal things to sort. Its been very painless and hugely appreciated.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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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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I couldn’t thank you enough for all your help all these years. You have always been my stronghold and pillar of strength guiding me and assuring that everything will be fine. Every time I travel I take your business card with me, just in case.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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Thank you for all your help and support.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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Thank you for explaining it all so well.

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

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We don't have enough words in our vocabulary to tell you how much your hard work has helped re-unite our family.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest & Irfan Ali - Immigration

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

Client testimonial about Paul Harbison - Mental Health

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Even if you find it tough to be in the same room as your ex and find that they won't listen to you, Mary has a way of making you feel heard, it isn't an easy process but to be able to sort things there and then is a good feeling.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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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 very much for all of your help and support to obtain our leave to remain in the UK. It will be a turning point of my life as well as my other family members. I think we could now find out a better way of life in this great country.

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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Thank you so much. Of course I regret that I will probably not see you again but at least I can draw a line under all this. Thank you for all your work and help and warmth.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thank you very much for your tireless effort to solve our case not to mention your professionalism, empathy and brilliance.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I want to thank you for all the help you have given me during this very stressful time, please know your professionalism and genuine caring has helped me enormously and I am very grateful to you.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - 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

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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 am very remorseful of the position however have emerged with a result that I just could not have anticipated…many thanks for your assistance ...... I was really floundering before speaking with you.

Client testimonial about Janice Hall - Crime

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I will never forget how you worked very hard and found truth for us at last.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson – Crime

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I am so pleased and so happy about the decision. I cannot explain my feelings. On top of this, everyone else who has supported me are all so pleased and happy about it. Everyone wants to thank you for your great support. Many thanks for everything and God bless you.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - 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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I wish to thank you, Mary and Cliff for your kindness and professional management of what seemed to me, at the beginning of the proceedings, to be a terrifying minefield.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch and Mary Shaw

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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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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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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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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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Thanks again for your time, approach & actions. After we left he said that you were the first person who'd questioned him, listened & treat him like he was of worth. Be encouraged & encourage others.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - 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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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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Thank you very much for your good counsel, tenacity and perseverance over the past one year. Highly appreciated to be sure.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Can’t thank you enough for your care and consideration, attention to detail and support along the way – and for making a painful process far less so. I trusted you 100% from day one

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thank you Gael. It was very difficult today. I really appreciate what you did.

Client testimonial about Gael Phillips - Family

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Fantastic news on my decree absolute, thanks for all your help and patience, you have been brilliant.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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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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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You have been amazing and I really have appreciated your input.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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You are always so gentle and kind, and take care to explain things in great detail for me to understand.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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You were very kind with us and you have treated us with a great high manner all the time...you are one of the best persons I have met in this country... You always respect us very much and always deal with us with patience, smile and good special way!!!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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We have been on a long journey, with quite a way to go. But we are thrilled with the recent result. Thank you so much for giving us so much help and support. We're thrilled.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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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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Thank you for your letter. I was thrilled at the outcome of the tribunal, your client has spoke very highly of you and the expertise you offer, so I would like to thank you for helping one of our very special and valued volunteers.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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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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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