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Family Solicitor

Salary: Competitive
Closing date: 31/05/2024

We are looking for a solicitor with 4+ years post qualification experience in family work.

At David Gray we are consistently adapting to the changing landscape of family law and you will be given support through time and financial investment to develop your career, undertake training and achieve professional accreditations. The family team at David Gray are all members of Resolution and committed to finding ‘A better way’ in family law cases.

We are a large family law department offering the full spectrum of family law services. Each solicitor within the team has a dedicated mentor as well as PA and paralegal support.

We have been supporting people in the North East and nationally for over 45 years with family law issues; we recognise the approach for separating families has changed a lot in this time and want to provide the most flexible and relevant solutions to empower support our clients and their families. We invest in our staff so that they have the adaptability in their skill set and role to help our clients in the best way possible.

We reward performance, have flexible working practices, and positively encourage every individual’s contribution to the firm.  We offer clear and transparent progression opportunities and provide a supportive working environment.

Full time and part time hours are available via a hybrid model of home and office working.

Contact us for a chat about the role if you’d like further information call – 0191 232 9547 or email –  recruitment@davidgray.co.uk.

We will continually shortlist applications and interview anyone successfully shortlisted prior to the closing date.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Family Solicitor



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

An infographic showing some of the benefits of working at David GrayCareer benefits

  • Culture of promoting from within
  • Career progression opportunities e.g. Training Contracts, Apprenticeships, Associate and Senior Associate programmes, Pathway to Partnership Programme, Mentoring Programme
  • Autonomous working – we employ trusted people to get on with the job in hand
  • Personal development opportunities – we invest in the training and development of staff and support and pay for staff to gain relevant accreditations (e.g. children’s panel, mediation, higher rights)
  • Profile raising and recognition – support in gaining listings in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and awards nominations.

Work life balance benefits

  • Holiday entitlement (22-27 days non-Fee Earner contract, 27-32 days Fee Earner contract) plus bank holidays and extra time off at Christmas (subject to variation)
  • Birthdays off in addition to holiday entitlement
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme – ability to buy an extra three days
  • Homeworking with flexibility
  • Paid emergency time off for dependants
  • Free personal time to use as you please e.g. early finishes on Fridays
  • Staff parties/gatherings/social events/weekends away

Financial benefits

  • Bonus Scheme for all staff (staff are eligible after one completed financial year)
  • Pension Scheme (matched contributions up to 5%)
  • Death in Service benefit providing loved ones with four times your annual salary (for staff with 12 months of continuous employment)
  • Maternity Pay (18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay for staff with 18 months of continuous employment)
  • Paternity Pay (2 weeks full pay)
  • Sickness pay (up to 20 days)
  • ‘Christmas Club’ Savings Scheme
  • Friends and family discount for legal services and free wills for staff
  • Travel schemes e.g. discounted POP cards, Railcards, discounted city centre car parking

Healthy you benefits

  • Employee Assistance Programme -24/7 free access to counselling for you and your family members, health advice, financial assistance, life coaching and advice with practical day to day issues
  • Free fresh fruit weekly & tea and coffee
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Training and information sharing via healthcare experts e.g. dementia training, on site health checks, cancer awareness, healthy eating
  • Support for and involvement in charities and activities e.g. the Legal Walk, the Legal Bake, Macmillan Coffee Morning, Red Nose Day
  • Trained Mental Health First Aiders
  • Discounted gym membership


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