Careers

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 6 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.  All of 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: Immigration Paralegal

Salary: Salary Competitive & Negotiable

Closing Date: 12.05.2017

Job opportunities in our Legal 500 ranked team.

An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join our Immigration Team based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The ideal candidate will have a experience working as an Immigration Paralegal or experience in Immigration law.

We provide high quality specialist advice and excellent client service.  We believe that our staff are key to maintaining our local and national reputation. The ideal candidate will have good communication and client service skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

The successful candidate will have:

Experience/knowledge of Immigration law.

Good IT skills

An ability to hit targets

Good communication skills

An ability to work as part of team

An ability to promote the department through marketing and networking.

Full Job Description and Person Specification below.

Immigration Paralegal

Immigration Paralegal – Person Specification

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Job Title: Conveyancing Assistant/Paralegal

Salary: Salary Competitive & Negotiable

Closing Date: 12.05.2017

Our property department are looking for an experienced conveyancing paralegal to join their busy and expanding team. We have CQS and Lexcel accreditations and are on all major mortgage panels.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of handling a domestic conveyancing caseload of around 150 cases from commencement to completion.
  • Experience of meeting targets
  • Good IT skills
  • Experience of the Land Registry Portal
  • Familiarity with the Law Society CQS and a commitment to best practice
  • An ability to hit targets
  • Good communication skills
  • An ability to work as part of team
  • An ability to promote the department through marketing and networking.

The role is permanent and full-time (35 hours per week).

Full Job Description and Person Specification below.

Conveyancing Assistant

Conveyancing Assistant – Person Specification

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