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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

Emma Silburn

Tel:
Work 0191 232 9547 ext 1703
Email:
Web:
www.davidgray.co.uk
David Gray Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Crime & Mental Health

Position

Solicitor

Career

I specialise in representing youths in the youth court but also regularly represent adults in the adult court.  Whether your case is eventually dealt with in the magistrates court or crown court I can advise on any other matters which may arise such as proceeds of crime orders or restraining orders.

In relation to those detained under the Mental Health Act, I can attend all necessary care programme approaches (CPAs) or review hearings and progress your case in the best way possible.

I am able to advise both detained persons and ‘nearest relatives’ as to their rights under the Mental Health Act.  Should you be unhappy with your ‘nearest relative’ then I can advise on the options for changing/removing them.

Member

As a member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme and I am qualified to represent people at court under the Duty Solicitor Scheme.

I am also an Accredited Mental Health Tribunal Member and regularly represent clients detained under the Mental Health Act at tribunals to request their discharge from detention or to assist them with other legal issues

Education

I studied law at Sheffield Hallam University. I went on to study for my Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BBP Law School in Leeds where I graduated in 2006.


North: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

Benefiting from a close co-operation with the firm’s mental health, immigration and family teams, David Gray Solicitors LLP is well equipped to guide individuals and business entities through a wide range of white-collar crime and fraud proceedings including tax, VAT and benefit fraud matters; the latter is a key area of expertise for solicitor Emma Silburn. Team head Brian Hegarty routinely acts as a higher court advocate, representing defendants in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Solicitor Jonathan Cousins is experienced in handling money and asset seizures.

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Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

David Gray Solicitors LLP is recognised by clients and peers alike for its criminal law practice, which frequently works in conjunction with the firm’s mental health, immigration and family departments. In co-operation with the latter, the team acted in a case concerning the assault against a child where a parent is said to be responsible for the infliction of non-accidental injuries. Other recent work includes acting for a client accused of joint enterprise murder, defending a client against drug supply-related allegations as well as acting in a number of rape trials and proceedings concerning death by dangerous driving. Team head Brian Hegarty frequently acts as a higher court advocate and represents defendants in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Other key individuals include solicitor Michael Gibson, who is particularly experienced in handling assault and motoring offence-related trials, senior solicitor Janice Hall, who is well versed in dealing with youth court proceedings alongside criminal matters involving domestic violence and sexual offences, as well as solicitors Emma Silburn and Paul Harbison, who are both recognised for their expertise in mental health-related work.

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