Anna Curphey > David Gray Solicitors LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

David Gray Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Family Law


Senior Associate Solicitor


I am a family law Solicitor specialising in care proceedings.

My work includes all areas of family law, however I have a particular interest in care proceedings and child protection work. I advise and represent parents, family members and children via their Guardians in court. I have significant experience of cases which 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.

I also have wealth of experience in divorce matters, domestic violence and private law arrangements regarding children.

I understand that it can be a daunting and overwhelming time for parents at the outset of court proceedings. I am committed to providing clear, concise and realistic advice to clients. I regularly undertake advocacy and appear in court to represent clients.


I am a member of Resolution and the Law Society’s Children Panel since 2013, which means that I can represent children within court proceedings


I studied law at Northumbria University, graduating in 2006, prior to qualifying as a Solicitor in 2008. I began working at David Gray Solicitors LLP in July 2016.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Private client > Family

The sizeable Newcastle-based team of specialised family experts at David Gray Solicitors LLP is ‘dynamic, professional and extremely helpful’ and ‘provides excellent service from start to finish.’ The group provides a comprehensive private family law offering and stands out for its public law family offering. Lucy Mead is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and a Resolution accredited specialist in domestic abuse, advanced financial provision and cohabitation. She heads up the team whose ‘level of knowledge is superb.’ The group’s managing partner Elspeth Thomson continues to represent adopters and children in cases with cross-border elements. Lesley Monkhouse who has particular expertise in parental alienation is praised by clients: ‘I could not have asked for a better person to take my case, Lesley’s knowledge of family law is unapparelled.’ Senior associate Anna Curphey specialises in care proceedings and child protection.