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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 on this page but we continually welcome speculative applications.  Applicants should apply in strictest confidence to the recruitment team by sending a CV and covering letter by email.

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)
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Free fresh fruit weekly & tea and coffee
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Friends and family discount for legal services and free wills for staff
  • Paid emergency time off for dependants
  • Early finishes on Fridays
  • Staff parties/gatherings/social events/weekends away
  • Travel schemes e.g. POP cards, Railcards
  • ‘Christmas Club’ Savings Scheme
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme

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.

All applicants are requested to complete and return an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Information Form.

​Applications can be made on the job advertisement.

We asked our team what they liked about working here:

“My team. Everyone is caring and appreciative and looking out for one another”

“Fantastic atmosphere, genuine efforts made by Firm to look after employees by way of benefits provision”

“Friendly colleagues, relaxed atmosphere and excellent benefits.”

“Good support within my team and from management”

“I feel I have been supported through childcare and making things work with my family. I think the firm is supportive when it comes to childcare issues.”

Training contracts

When we have training contract vacancies they will be advertised on this page however, we always welcome speculative applications. Applications can be made by CV and covering letter to If you would like to sign up to our mailing list to receive updates about training contract vacancies please email

Our recruitment process for training contracts consists of an interview and a written exercise and/or oral presentation.

Work placements

We are unable to offer work placements currently due to the pandemic, check back here for updates or send a speculative CV and covering letter to 

Equal opportunities

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.

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