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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
I had a very pleasant experience with Andrew Tague from David Gray Solicitors. We had a really fast turn around of approx 8weeks from mortgage offer to completion. I was extremely nervous due to being a first time buyer... however Andrew was very responsive with his communication and reduced those anxieties. Overall very happy with the professional service we received and would use again in the future. Thanks Ashleyread more
Ashley Armstrong
08:52 05 Aug 20
Excellent service. Andrew was professional, responsive and friendly throughout the whole process of our house sale and purchase. Great communication and a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend.
Ian Wilkes
18:52 03 Aug 20
We have dealt with Nicola Fisher at David Grays on a number of occasions now for conveyancing matters and we couldn't be happier with the service we have received. Nicola is extremely efficient, very knowledgeable in... her field, professional and easy to work with. The quality of service we have received has been far superior to any other conveyancing firms we have previously used. Highly recommended!read more
Katy Campbell
08:37 03 Aug 20
I recently used David Gray’s mental health team to get advice for a relative who has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Mike Bishop was really great - making a complex area of law simple and helping me navigate... through NHS and legal processes. He was professional, supportive and very responsive, going above and beyond to get things sorted. Since the initial advice he provided, his colleague (Emma Silburn) has picked up the case for my relative and Cliff Veitch has given advice on powers of attorney and financial matters. The letters sent to my relative were really well written -explaining things clearly and sensitively, without any of the usual cold legal jargon that you can sometimes get. This has all been seamlessly co=ordinated inside the firm. I’ve been very impressed and would definitely recommend.read more
Sophie Atkinson
05:14 28 Jul 20
Lovely service by Andrew Tague, spoke to him regularly and felt reassured with all checks he did for the house we bought. I would recommend working with Andre anytime, you be in good hands. I had a date in mind and... Andrew worked in achieving the move in date, couldnt be happier.read more
D1
14:22 25 Jul 20
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

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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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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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Thank you for all your help and support.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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My mediation appointment at David Gray was very helpful, Mary is a lovely lady, very welcoming and lovely to chat to. I was very sceptical about my appointment thinking this is a waste of time. However, upon leaving I felt having someone who was not involved in the situation to talk to helped me massively to put things to bed. Thank you for your help Mary.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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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 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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You did an absolutely fantastic job, I feel like a new person.

Client testimonial about Hannah Mostoufi- Crime

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Given everything that has gone on this year whilst I’ve been trying to do my course I achieved 82% in my dissertation which I’m pinching myself about. Much credit to you for helping me through it and keeping my feet on the ground.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Wonderful news on the completion of my house - thanks so much!  Thank you for acting for us in relation to this matter, you've been fantastic.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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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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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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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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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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Thank you for all of your help throughout my case, I am so pleased that we managed to reach a solution that is best for the meantime. This has really helped me calm down and take a massive stress off my shoulders. You have been fantastic with your correspondence and I would recommended anyone wanting legal advice to contact David Gray Solicitors.

Client testimonial about Janice Hall - Crime

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Absolutely amazing service. Jordan was very polite, helpful and informative. She ensured the process was fast and efficient. I would highly recommend Jordan and David Gray solicitors, and would like to say a huge thank you for all of her help and support.

Client testimonial about Jordan Garvin - Property

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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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Ann Austin sold my house for me. Excellent friendly service. Hassle free and very reasonably priced. Would fully recommend.

Client testimonial about Anne Austin - Property

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Thank you for the session, it definitely helped me have a clearer perspective on a way forwards.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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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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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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I do appreciate the skillful support you gave us, the plans that we agreed with you are working well and we are now mostly managing to avoid conflict.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter & Mary Shaw - Mediation

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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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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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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 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 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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Our application was successful, you did a great job. You were very kind, supportive and professional. Wonderful, we really appreciate all the support.

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

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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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A note to say thank you to Sukhi Patter for understanding and a most efficient service.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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Can I also thank you for the help you have given me over these final few months of my divorce and for cutting through the years of accumulated undergrowth to achieve what appears to be a satisfactory resolution....many thanks for your help it has been appreciated.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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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Thank you very much for all your work you gave me that bit of faith

Client testimonial about Deborah Todd - Family

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

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Mediation

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First let me thank you for the great service you provided in getting the BRP. Many thanks for your assistance and look forward to you handling any future applications for us.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Just a little note to say thank you for all your hard work, we are both very grateful for all your time and effort.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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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; her communication skills throughout the process were faultless. This was my first experience with this firm and I will always know where to come first.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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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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Thank you for the excellent support.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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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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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 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 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 Josh Hart - Crime

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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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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 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 very much Kay.  We couldn’t recommend you enough for all of your help over these past few months you have been brilliant.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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We have just completed a house sale and purchase and this is the second time that Cliff Veitch... has dealt with our affairs. As before, he dealt with both sale and purchase in a very efficient manner and always kept us informed of progress and any issues that arose. His calm and professional manner helped enormously during some of the trickier moments. I can certainly highly recommend him.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property