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Newcastle and South Shields award-winning solicitors

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 80 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 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
Matthew Smith was my solicitor for the purchase of my property. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with him and he did an amazing job, acted promptly on everything, explained everything to me clearly and most... importantly made my purchasing experience flawless. In what can be quite a lengthy and stressful time buying a property, Matthew took care of everything for me and made it stress free. I would have no hesitation to recommend Matthew to my friends/family and will most definitely use him again in the future where required.read more
Arun Bagga
11:21 15 Jan 20
I had such a good experience with this firm and would highly recommend them. My solicitor Nicola Fisher was excellent at communicating with me and keeping me updated throughout my house buying process. She was... professional, proactive and really approachable. I would definitely use this firm again.read more
m m
17:55 08 Jan 20
I found my meeting with Mary Shaw at David Gray Solicitors to discuss Mediation, an extremely positive and worthwhile experience. All my legal options were explained to me in a clear and sensitive way.I cannot... recommend this service enough.read more
gill baird
12:39 06 Jan 20

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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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The case spanned close to 3 years and in parts becoming quite complex, requiring specialists. Throughout this period I found David Gray's staff to be professional, efficient and was kept informed at every stage of my case. This together with the experienced barristers they have at their disposal, saw my case conclude in a positive result. I have no problem in recommending David Gray solicitors and should I need legal representation in the future would use them again.

Client testimonial about Hannah Mostoufi - Crime

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I would just like to personally say thanks to you for all the work you've done on my case over the years.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Your team has helped me so much and given me the confidence to see this through. You are absolutely lovely in every aspect, a credit toy our team.

Client testimonial about Meg Abbott

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Please pass on my thanks to Mary Shaw for a very worthwhile meeting on Friday. It was so useful to have the process simplified giving me an idea for the various options which maybe available.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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We were extremely happy with your excellent expertise which made you able to finalise our application almost as soon as you took it up. There is no doubt that we will resort to you again.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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

Client testimonial about Jenny Carter - Family

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"Everything was amazing!"

Client testimonial about Rebecca Graham - Family

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Thanks so much Nicola for all your hard work. You have made this move as smooth as possible so we are really grateful!

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

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I would like to thank Mary Shaw in particular for her excellent approach, with a balance of professionalism, pragmatism and compassion. I would rate Mary highly as a Mediator & solicitor, and have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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Thanks to Irfan for our meeting last week. It was very informative and explained in a very straight forward and easy to understand manner. We’ll be sure to engage his services if needed in the future.

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

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Thank you for looking after my case so well yesterday. It was immediately reassuring that you understood my particular situation so well and I was impressed with the assured way you facilitated getting the key points across in court. I am of course delighted with the outcome.

Client testimonial about Sophie Allinson - Motoring

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Thank you so much for all your help and advice sorting our immigration matter! The process went smoothly and without a hitch, thanks to you!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - 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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Thank you for all your help and support.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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She believed in me and stood by me, even when times were difficult and I was beginning to buckle under the pressure she offered me strong shoulders.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

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Our daughter has received her UK passport. We are so happy that she has received it and we would like to thank you for all your help, dedication and professionalism throughout the process.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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I am very grateful for all of your best endeavors, 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

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

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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We really appreciate your service and promptness, and wish to thank you very much for your professionalism.

Client testimonial about Kathryn Rowlands - Crime

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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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I think I’ve thanked you a few times, but now we’re done and dusted I just wanted to say again I couldn’t possibly have coped with this without your reasonable and kind but firm approach.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Collaborative Law

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Thank you for your excellent service and your help. If I need any further advice I will come back to you and certainly I will be recommending you to anyone who needs help and advice in family matters

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - 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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I have found the mediation valuable beyond measure, especially having been so sceptical to begin with.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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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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There’s such a lot to thank you for, like your thoughtfulness and so very much more. So I am sending warm wishes and special thanks.My life is much richer for just knowing you. People like you make the world a nicer place.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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Mary, thank you very much for all the time and effort you have put in to get me to this good place now.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Really impressed. Thanks for everything.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - 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 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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An excellent service.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw & Brian Cantwell - Family Mediation

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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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Thank you so much for all that you have done for me and my boys over the years. We are so grateful to you for your kindness and perseverance in this really tough case.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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Very good news and relief all round. Big thanks to... Mr Gibson for your fantastic communication throughout.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Motoring & Crime

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Many, many thanks for all your help .... with helping to prepare for [the] court case, for writing and submitting an excellent case for appeal, for choosing [the] barrister and for briefing her extraordinarily well. You were fantastic in everything you did!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I would just like to say thanks for all the help and support that you have given me through my wife's visa application.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Kay has been excellent in dealing with my case which went through quickly and efficiently. Kay kept us updated throughout and was very pleasant when we popped in to sign the necessary papers. We will without hesitation recommend Kay and your firm to friends and colleagues.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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I received a letter from Mary with regards to mediation both myself and XX attended together. We have made a workable child arrangement that both parties and children are happy with and will not require a second mediation session. I hope in future if we ever needed to come back we would have the chance to as Mary has helped us a lot. Thank you very much for everything.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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Words can’t tell how much we appreciated all the help you gave us over the past few months.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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I  have emerged with a result that I just could not have anticipated, mainly due to the in court efforts of Emma who was an absolute star in her presentation to the bench, I felt that she pushed it to the limit and was successful with her efforts.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Crime

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The excellent service I received from David Gray, including yourself, in drawing up my will last year meant I had no hesitation in appointing you to act on my behalf regarding the purchase of my new home.

Client testimonial about Anne Austin - Property

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The case was articulated with great clarity and skill by Mrs. Silburn (to whom we are very grateful)

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

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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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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