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OLD COUNTY COURT, 56 WESTGATE ROAD, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 5XU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 232 9547
Fax:
Fax 0191 230 4149
DX:
61036 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Email:
Web:
www.davidgray.co.uk
David Gray Solicitors LLP, Claire Hunter, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND

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Claire Hunter

Tel:
Work 01912329547
Email:
Web:
www.davidgray.co.uk
David Gray Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Family

Position

Solicitor

Career

I have 17 years experience as a specialist family solicitor. My specialist areas are public law cases and family finances.

I represent parents and children in care cases and have significant experience of cases that deal with allegations of sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries, shaken baby syndrome, death of a child, faked illness, teenage parents and complex cultural issues including honour violence and forced marriage.

Member

 I am also a member of the management committee of a local refuge and find this work extremely rewarding.

I am also a Resolution accredited specialist in financial provision and children law. I am a member of the Law Society’s children panel, which means I can represent children in proceedings about them

Education

My first degree is in history and I followed this with the Common Professional Examination (CPE) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Northumbria University.


North: Private client

Family

Within: Next generation lawyers

Claire Hunter - David Gray Solicitors LLP

Within: Family

The ‘excellent’ team at David Gray Solicitors LLP has a longstanding reputation in family law, and is able to leverage the firm's crime, immigration and housing expertise to handle the full range of family law matters. ‘Calm and informative’ team head Lucy Mead is frequently called upon to deal with financial matters, while Lesley Monkhouse specialises in cases concerning children and handles issues pertaining to non-accidental injuries, forced marriage and matters featuring international elements. ‘Highly professional’ managing partner Elspeth Thomson ‘handles matters sympathetically’ and stands out for her expertise in adoption law including adoptions with a foreign element, while the recommended Mary Shaw focuses on divorce-related finance matters. Solicitor Claire Hunter is also recommended; she is well versed in dealing with public law children issues and financial separation matters including sexual abuse and exploitation.

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