Working at David Gray Solicitors

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At David Gray Solicitors LLP we hold a firm belief that all of our employees have a vital part to play in delivering excellent service to our clients, thus maintaining our local and national reputation and growing the business.

Specific vacancies are detailed below but we continually welcome speculative applications.  Applicants should apply in strictest confidence to Debora Sanderson using the form below/sending a CV and covering letter.

David Gray Solicitors LLP is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to the recruitment and employment of individuals on the basis of their qualifications, skills and experience for the work they are to perform.  David Gray Solicitors LLP recruit, employ, train and promote employees regardless of an individual’s sex, marital status, civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, age or disability.

Once selected, we offer a comprehensive four week induction programme where you will spend time in each of our  departments.  We have an open, friendly culture and you can be assured a good North East welcome.

Staff Benefits

The list of benefits you can expect at David Gray include:

  • Holiday entitlement (22-27 days non-Fee Earner contract, 27-32 days Fee Earner contract)
  • Maternity Pay (18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay for staff with 18 months of continuous employment)
  • Paternity Pay (2 weeks full pay)
  • Pension scheme (matched contributions up to 5% including death benefit for staff with 12 months of continuous employment)
  • Sickness pay (up to 20 days)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted conveyancing and free wills for staff
  • Paid emergency time off for dependants
  • Early finishes on Fridays
  • Staff parties/gatherings/social events
  • Travel schemes e.g. POP cards
  • ‘Christmas Club’ Savings Scheme

All applicants are requested to complete and return an equality and diversity monitoring form available HERE.

Work Placements

We offer a limited number of work placements per year.  Our placements for 2017 are now full. If you would like a placement for 2018 please send a covering letter and CV to our Recruitment Team in October 2017.

Latest Vacancies

Job Title: Legal Secretary

Salary: Salary Competitive & Negotiable

Closing Date: 07.07.2017

We are looking for an experienced legal secretary to work at our Newcastle office. The successful candidate will provide secretarial support across the firm. Experience in Family, Crime or Mental Health is desirable though not essential.

This is a full-time, fixed term role to the end of October 2017 with a view to review and become permanent at this time.

See below for full Job Description and Person Specification.

Secretary Job Description

Secretary Person Specification



Job Title: Receptionist/Administration Assistant

Salary: Salary Competitive & Negotiable

Closing Date: 18.06.2017

We are looking for an experienced receptionist to work on the reception area at our South Shields office.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience working on a reception both taking calls and greeting clients
  • Be warm and friendly as the face of the South Shields office
  • Be organised with the ability to carry out a variety of administrative jobs to support the team working there

Full Job Description and Person Specification below

Job Description – Receptionist & Admin Assistant SS

Person Specification – Receptionist & Admin Asst SS