Recruitment

Current vacancies

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.

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.

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)
  • Fresh free 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

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

Applications can be made on the job advertisement.

Work Placements

We offer a limited number of work placements per year.  Our placements for 2018 are now full. If you would like a placement for 2019 please send a covering letter and CV to our Recruitment Team in October 2018.

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.

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.

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)
  • Fresh free 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

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

Applications can be made on the job advertisement.

Work Placements

We offer a limited number of work placements per year.  Our placements for 2018 are now full. If you would like a placement for 2019 please send a covering letter and CV to our Recruitment Team in October 2018.

Current vacancies

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Thank you very much for all your help, I am very grateful for the patience, effort and professionalism that you had in my case.

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Sukhi Patter made me feel very safe and would get the outcome in my favour. Also at no time did she make me feel worthless because I had got in arrears with paying my mortgage and would like to thank her for the outcome. Thanks very much.

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I have no words to describe how happy I am; It has been a long and sometimes frustrating process, but in the end we did it ! I can't thank you enough for your extraordinary help and guidance throughout the application process.

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Thank you to you all for pulling out all the stops to get completion!.

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My mum and step dad have just been to the U.K. to visit us; they had a wonderful time! They would like to send their regards to Bryony and thank her for the wonderful work she did for my mum.

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With all my heart.  Thank you for your support during my most difficult time.  Obviously your legal expertise is fantastic but the friendliness of my solicitors was priceless.

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As all my legal affairs appear to be in order it is time for me to say 'Thank You'. The last 3.5 years since my husband died have not been easy, I'm so grateful for all your patience and understanding, you have helped me on numerous occasions when I couldn't see a way forward.

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Thank you so much for all your guidance and support, I have really enjoyed it.

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Really appreciate your patience and understanding, and great professional approach. Hopefully we will see each other again, if not, I'll happily recommend you to anyone who may need your services.

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I have nothing but good things to say about the service which has been provided. I hope I will not find myself in a position to have to do so, but if any of my friends are faced with divorce proceedings I would not hesitate to recommend you and your team.

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I am very remorseful of the position however have emerged with a result that I just could not have anticipated…many thanks for your assistance ...... I was really floundering before speaking with you.

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Thank you for your helpful explanation. I'm happy to say that I received my visa extension on Saturday. Thank you for your fantastic help and great advice.  As the date approaches (although some time in the future), I plan to be back in touch for further advice on indefinite leave to remain/naturalisation, and thank you for the helpful advice on issues to keep in mind. Again, thank you, and I look forward to sharing what an excellent experience I had with you and David Gray with anyone I know who is seeking an attorney.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I desperately needed legal representation... she found me a solicitor and got straight back! Fab service

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Even our strenuous efforts to avoid compromise couldn’t hide your excellence and I will have no hesitation recommending your services to anyone needing a Mediator.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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I can't thank you enough for your help, it must be a tough job, but your response has helped no end.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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Thanks for your patience with this Mary; I imagine it was quite difficult for you but then that is why I refer people to you! Quote from a local Family Solicitor

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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I would like to thank you for the efficient and professional service. The depth of understanding of the immigration law and professionalism of Bryony Rest is quite impressive.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I want to say a huge thank you for giving my daughter legal advice and especially for going with her to the station. It has been a really difficult week and she was incredibly anxious about it. It was an enormous relief to have a clear steer from you and to know that you would be there to make sure it went according to plan.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

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I'm sorry, apart from the obvious relief, that this will be the end of our association. You've given help and support which I've greatly valued. And I promise that if I get divorced again, I will give you first refusal.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Just wanted to let you know after all the heartache, waiting, and money we finally got the visa. It was granted and issued for leave immediately. Thank you so much for all of your help. Your services were worth every penny.

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

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Many thanks for taking us through sorting out our mother’s will and finances so well. ........ I found it quite moving when tidying mum’s papers to find a letter from her to you expressing how much she appreciated all your help. My sister and I would similarly like to say what a difference it makes to have such a professional and friendly service , especially at a difficult time like this.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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Thank you to you and your staff for help selling my late Fathers property. You made a difficult process easy to understand and your staff were both helpful and easy to deal with. I would be happy to recommend your professional service to my remaining family in the UK.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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Thank you so much for all your help and advice sorting our immigration matter! The process went smoothly and without a hitch, thanks to you!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I would like to thank you for the your assistance in this matter, the service and advice you have provided has been excellent.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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To say that your professionalism and quality of service have been faultless would be telling only half the story. Throughout all that has gone on, your honest advice and genuine care have been an invaluable support, for which I will always be grateful.

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Thank you again. Your help and advice during the interview session was invaluable and made the whole process seem far less daunting than I had originally anticipated.

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This is great news, many thanks to June and to Iran for your effort and support. This is another successful application achieved as a result of your high standards and professionalism. Well done

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Matthew was really great, with superb attention to detail and prompt at dealing with our case. We were extremely pleased with the service we received. Excellent, and couldn't be happier.

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I am so grateful for everything you did at Court, you were absolutely amazing.

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Can I also thank you for the help you have given me over these final few months of my divorce and for cutting through the years of accumulated undergrowth to achieve what appears to be a satisfactory resolution....many thanks for your help it has been appreciated.

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Kay has been excellent in dealing with my case which went through quickly and efficiently. Kay kept us updated throughout and was very pleasant when we popped in to sign the necessary papers. We will without hesitation recommend Kay and your firm to friends and colleagues.

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I am writing to thank you for the outstanding work you did for me. Words cannot give my appreciation justice. You were superbly efficient and professional.

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Thanks for all your help and support, we are eternally grateful.

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Thanks to Bryony for her sterling legal work.

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Mary Shaw has been an absolute delight to work with on finalizing my divorce. I deeply appreciate your agreeing to advise me on this matter. Your advice to me has been simply invaluable.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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June was absolutely outstanding and we received a first rate service from her - thankyou.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work and support with our case since 2011. I cant thank you enough for your assistance. You have always provided a high quality of service by being very professional, efficient and friendly, Your help made a big difference in our life...I really appreciate your kindness and your efforts .

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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You have been superb.

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A huge thank you for guiding me through the mediation process. A truly liberating experience and a novelty that for once my voice could be heard. I couldn’t have succeeded without you. With much appreciation

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Just a little note to say thank you for all your hard work, we are both very grateful for all your time and effort.

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I can't praise Kay enough for the two conveyancing cases she handled for me. She always updated me as soon as there was more information and was proactive in following up with the mortgage company and other solicitors (which she had to do lots). Kay couldn't have been more helpful and patient... Well above what I expected. She was very reassuring to talk to and knows what she's talking about. Will definitely use David Gray again.

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A heartfelt gratitude from me for your encouragement, support, belief, understanding, hard work... everything really! You are a blessing to us, our family and ministry.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I chose to work with Mary because of her no-nonsense approach – no false promises, no big ego claims – just downright honesty and integrity and a delivery of results at the end. Mary is professional, reassuring and has a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend her.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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So happy with the outcome thank you for your help.

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You were excellent throughout my divorce. My kids are my world and I can't thank you enough for your support during this time. You are a dedicated, professional and intuitive lawyer and I will always be grateful for what you gave me in self confidence and advice.

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I'd like to thank Mary and the rest of your team for the assistance and service provided. Thank you

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I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your support throughout the process.I am obviously delighted with the outcome and cannot thank you enough for your assistance.

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

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I couldn't have done it without your help and, once again, I cannot thank you enough for your expertise and very kind attention and consideration in this case.

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