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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

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So happy with the outcome thank you for your help.

Client testimonial about Gael Phillips - Family

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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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We are immensely grateful to you and your team for the outcome of the court order today. The whole process has been quite stressful, but we felt fully supported and completely guided by you. You were a good friend rather than a legal contact. Your expertise of the law and how to overcome the hurdles in this difficult case were superb.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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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 desperately needed legal representation... she found me a solicitor and got straight back! Fab service

Client testimonial about Louise Law - 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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I'm sorry, apart from the obvious relief, that this will be the end of our association. You've given help and support which I've greatly valued. And I promise that if I get divorced again, I will give you first refusal.

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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It was such a relief to hear that [our] application had been approved.  You guided us through a very stressful time & helped us feel positive this time around.  [We] are extremely grateful  for all of your help & advice. I don’t think we could have managed it without you & I’m sure you will be hearing from us in 30 months’ time!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I really appreciate all you have done over the last couple of years. I simply wouldn't be where I am without your help.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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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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I can't thank you enough for being such a marvellous solicitor. I have had such confidence in you that it has kept a very stressful situation bearable. But you have spoilt me because my standards are now set so high.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thankyou so so much for everything. I'm overwhelmed. Thankyou Thankyou. much much appreciated.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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I just wanted to say a heart felt thank you for your skill, professionalism and expertise yesterday. You achieved an outcome I did not even think possible.

Client testimonial about Janice Hall - Crime & Motoring

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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 Pierrette. I really appreciate your help. It was a big help from you. Hope you have a great weekend.

Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

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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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I am very happy with the efficiency and professionalism carried out throughout.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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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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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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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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Please pass on my thanks to Louise who was... compassionate and efficient, a winning combination.

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

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My solicitor was June Holmes, she is not only knowledgeable but also so supportive and kind. She helped me and my husband all the way through citizenship and we both succeeded .thank you so much

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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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 for your professional help together with your kindness, support and understanding.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family

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I have got through it with your support and you have kept me on the right tracks for the last 12 months too - even if it was sometimes things I didn't want to hear! ..... if we hadn't have had such a great solicitor (our daughter's) life could have turned out very different.

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, …….. for your help and professionalism during this process

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Mediation

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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

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I couldn't have done it without your help and, once again, I cannot thank you enough for your expertise and very kind attention and consideration in this case.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Matthew was really great, with superb attention to detail and prompt at dealing with our case. We were extremely pleased with the service we received. Excellent, and couldn't be happier.

Client testimonial about Matthew Smith - Property

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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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Thank you again. Your help and advice during the interview session was invaluable and made the whole process seem far less daunting than I had originally anticipated.

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

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I have nothing but good things to say about the service which has been provided. I hope I will not find myself in a position to have to do so, but if any of my friends are faced with divorce proceedings I would not hesitate to recommend you and your team.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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We really appreciate every single effort you have made to help us get to our visa, and we really don't know how to do without your support and advice all the time during doing your fantastic job.

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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I can’t thank you enough for representing me at the Tribunal Hearing. Without that positive outcome I feel certain I could still be back in … lacking any impetus for change or renewal. I too enjoyed our meetings and remain optimistic that we shall not meet in relation to such circumstances again.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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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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I feel relieved and happy, I was helped by David Gray Solicitors to apply for settlement, I got the outcome so quick; it took less than 3 months.  Irim put in a lot of work and time to help me and updated me quickly.  A big thanks to all the staff in the office.

Client testimonial about Irim Ali - Immigration

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Many thanks for all the sound advice and for handling a very tricky situation so well.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I'm happy to inform you that my visa has now been approved. I appreciate all your help. You've been great!!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Hannah for all her help and support in this matter.  As an individual whom has never had any need for any legal advice or similar, Hannah dealt with my situation as well as I could have ever hoped.  She took the time to listen, to not judge and to offer sage advice in return.  When something was promised to be done, it was not only done, but it was completed within the agreed time and communicated in a clear and concise matter. As much as I would never wish to need legal advice again, my first port of call would be Hannah and if not, one of her colleagues at David Gray Solicitors.

Client testimonial about Hannah Mostoufi - Crime

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Thank you for your helpful explanation. I'm happy to say that I received my visa extension on Saturday. Thank you for your fantastic help and great advice.  As the date approaches (although some time in the future), I plan to be back in touch for further advice on indefinite leave to remain/naturalisation, and thank you for the helpful advice on issues to keep in mind. Again, thank you, and I look forward to sharing what an excellent experience I had with you and David Gray with anyone I know who is seeking an attorney.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thanks Bryony, without you it wouldn't have been done.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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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