The Lawyers

Nyanciew Riek Gai

Nyanciew is a South Sudanese / Australian, Immigrated to Australia in 2002 as a refugee from Kenya. She graduated from Charles Darwin University with a Bachelor of Laws in 2020 and was admitted to as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and the High Court of Australia in 2021.

Prior to relocating to the Northern Territory from Melbourne in 2010, Nyanciew completed Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) from Monash University, she has worked in Corrections for approximately 10 years in the Northern Territory and calls the Northern Territory home because of the diversity which makes her passionate about the community and providing clients’ access to justice.

Thelma Gray
Born in Jamaica, educated in London, England. Travelled the world, worked in
Corrections in New South Wales, a former member of the Australian Defence Force.

Earnt her degree in Law and Social Science from University of New South Wales and University of Western Sydney, where she also earnt a Master’s degree in Legal Practice.

Thelma was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 2004. Thelma started Grays Legal in New South Wales in 2007 where she predominantly practiced in Crime and Family, Grays Legal NT continues to practice in these areas.

Time away from work is spent with her several large dogs – like her dogs, she has a good sense of smell for a viable defence and uses these a skills to hunt down a good defence and outcome for you.

Our Clients...

Our clients are normal folk who have suffered hardship, finding themselves in situations where they don't know what to do. We can help you. Everyone has a bad time, and sometimes you need help to get through these issues.

When your relationship with your partner breaks down, and you're left with a shattered world and feeling lost, we can help you with your family law troubles, including divorce, parenting and property settlements.

There are also the unexpected criminal charges you may find yourself in. These situations are well known to us and we can assist you to navigate through the criminal justice system to get the best outcome for you.


Sometimes, you may find yourself in a domestic violence relationship where you feel you can't get out, or you may even be the defendant and you can't understand why this is happening. We know, and we understand. 

Care and protection can be a hard time where your children are taken into care and you want to do anything you can to get them back. What you need to do, and how to show that to the court, is something we are well versed in.


Above all else, we offer payment plans. We know what it's like to be asset rich and cash poor.