Coronavirus


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Last updated: 24 March (10am)

Office Closure – Following Government guidelines, our offices are now closed. All of our staff are working remotely so are available by phone or email. You can find your solicitor’s email address and phone number at www.davidgray.co.uk/people

For other queries, our main office number is 0191 232 9547 or email lawyers@davidgray.co.uk

If you are dropping off a hand delivery please post through the letterbox ensuring your name, telephone number and email address are visible – we will confirm safe receipt.

For any payments, please pay online at https://www.davidgray.co.uk/secure-payments/ or send a cheque in the post. We are unable to accept cash at this time.

We will update our website and social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) regarding the office re-opening . Thank You


17 March 2020 (3pm)

It is business as usual here at David Gray. We are continuing to adhere to the latest government and NHS advice, therefore, following yesterday’s announcement by Boris Johnson, the majority of our staff are now working from home.

We have some staff in the office, however, telephone or Skype appointments are preferable; we are fully prepared to keep things going.

Our accounts team are fully functioning so payments can still be made and monies transferred for all clients, we know this is of particular concern to those buying and selling property.

If you have any further queries please contact:

Current clients – please email your solicitor or his/her secretary, direct email addresses can be found on the People page on our website

New enquiries – please complete the contact form on our website or email one of our Customer Relationship Managers

If you are unsure or you urgently need assistance please call on 0191 232 9547 (Newcastle) or 0191 427 5007 (South Shields)


12 March 2020 (4.30pm)

The health of our clients and staff is of upmost importance. Please be assured we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and will act upon government advice.Our staff are being extra vigilant with hand washing and sanitiser is available throughout our offices.

In order to minimise the risk to our staff and our clients we are encouraging appointments by phone or Skype wherever possible, however appointments at our offices are still available. If you are visiting our offices may we request you use the wash rooms upon entering and leaving. Tissues are provided at reception and in our meeting rooms, please use them as you need and dispose of them immediately. Please note that we are advising against handshaking at this time.

Should the situation change, updates will be posted on our website and social media channels.

In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak resulting in closing our offices we would like to reassure you that we have good contingency plans in place where the majority of our staff can work from home. Telephone and Skype calls will be available if staff have to self-isolate. In particular, we have plans in place so that our accounts department will continue to function. Our accounts team can work remotely so that any transactions you have, such as buying or selling a house, can still go ahead as normal.

Many thanks for your cooperation, if you have any further queries please contact lawyers@davidgray.co.uk or visit:

The NHS Website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The Government page https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response