Direct Access Barrister

Justin Henry Walford Gray

Direct Access Barrister

Justin Henry Walford Gray

Family law

An experienced barrister with knowledge and understanding of all areas of children law, and extensive familiarity with the courts, judges and other barristers and solicitors working in this field in the North East of England.

Area of Law


I have practiced family law for 28 years, 19 of them in the North East of England (Newcastle, Durham, Teesside, Yorkshire and Cumbria), and nine years in London.

What sort of work do I do?

Parental and grandparental disputes over all aspects of children's lives, particularly child arrangements (residence and custody, contact and access), school arrangements, moving abroad where the separated parent disagrees as to child arrangements, religious and medical issues, special guardianship, adoption and surrogacy.
I take a no-nonsense approach, and will give clear advice from the start as to the strength of your case, and whether or how any weaknesses can be remedied.
I undertake all aspects of representation, including advice, drafting (including letters), written and oral advocacy, and negotiating the best possible settlement where this is appropriate and in your best interests.

Who do I work for?

Parents, grandparents, elder siblings, aunts and uncles - anyone with a competing interest in the lives of a child or young person

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