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 2019 are now full. If you would like a placement for 2020 please send a covering letter and CV to our Recruitment Team in October 2019.

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)
  • 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

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 2019 are now full. If you would like a placement for 2020 please send a covering letter and CV to our Recruitment Team by the end of November 2019.

Current vacancies

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Just a little card to say a big thank you .....Your support and encouragement over the process (as well as all the legal stuff!) has been invaluable to myself and.....if there is any way I could repay your kindness and empathy..... Many thanks, Mary, I consider you a true friend and ally!.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thanks Bryony, without you it wouldn't have been done.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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It was wonderful to meet you on the day and I still have not found enough words to say Thank you for all you are doing for my son.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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Thank you for explaining it all so well.

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

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Excellent service and communication throughout. Made the whole transaction easy and stress free. Would highly recommend.

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

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Thank you so much for all you have done for me……it has been great having you on my side. I couldn’t have wished for a better lawyer…..and I will certainly keep your name and that of David Grays…..if I ever needed a lawyer again, for whatever reason (your advice) has made a huge difference to my own well-being, and I thank you very much.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I can't express my feelings and I have no words to say all of you BIG THANKS..

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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Such WONDERFUL news and a great relief after all this time! We really could not have done it without you. We feel like P.G. Woodhouse .... Joy in the Morning!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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We used David Gray Solicitors LLP when we adopted a baby boy from an orphanage in Africa, and wished to have him legally adopted in the UK. The service we received was superb; a special mention should be made for Elspeth, she gives the law profession an excellent name. Elspeth was without doubt the key reason for the success of our case.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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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.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Wills

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Thank you again – you have made me feel at ease and I can relax a bit more now

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

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I owe the success of my case to your dedication and perseverance, which you showed while handling my case. It goes without saying that I will always refer to your firm if I ever need legal assistance again. Once again my heartfelt thanks and appreciation.

Client testimonial about Nicky Hunter - Family

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Many thanks for all the sound advice and for handling a very tricky situation so well.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I would like to express my gratitude for helping us out. It was a very big help for our family. I am still adjusting and learning on how to live here. Thank you again.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Words can’t tell how much we appreciated all the help you gave us over the past few months.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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You have always been on the ball and so quick to respond. We really appreciate everything you've done and needless to say we will be highly recommending you to anyone who needs a solicitor!

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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It was a very worrying time for us, I would like to pass on my thanks to Michael and other members of your staff who looked after my son’s interests in an understanding and efficient manner.  We were relieved at the sentence given and feel that it was in large part due to the way that you presented the facts to the Magistrates.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Crime

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I thought you did a great job, I particularly valued both you and your colleagues compassionate approach as I realise a clients emotional state can affect their thinking at the height of conflict

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family

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Thank you all throughout the process of the application.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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I so very much appreciate your time and support and you being at the end of a phone …… when I was very weary. You were a lifeline for me. Many thanks.

Client testimonial about Lesley Monkhouse - Family

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Many thanks indeed for all of your work on this matter, the service I have received has been exceptional.

Client testimonial about Lucy Mead - Family

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The case spanned close to 3 years and in parts becoming quite complex, requiring specialist professionals in certain fields. Throughout this period I found David Gray's staff to be professional, efficient and was kept informed at every stage of my case.This together with the experienced barristers they have at their disposal, saw my case conclude in a positive result. I have no problem in recommending David Gray solicitors and should I need legal representation in the future would use them again.

Client testimonial about Hannah Mostoufi - Crime

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Can’t thank you enough for your care and consideration, attention to detail and support along the way – and for making a painful process far less so. I trusted you 100% from day one

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I would like to express my thanks and gratitude for helping me so efficiently and professionally, it was a great weight off my mind.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Wills, probate & trust

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I am one of the luckiest person that I could know you and that was such a pleasure to meet the kind and helpful person like you, you are always in my mind and my heart dear June.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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Thank you so much for doing everything to help me get the boys back.  You and your team do such a great job and I hope yous have as much happiness as I have now the boys are back where they belong.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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Thanks for doing such a fantastic job with all my mum’s various legal things to sort. Its been very painless and hugely appreciated.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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Thank you so much for taking my case on and fighting for me to have peace at mind. I wish you all nothing but the best.  

Client testimonial about Josh Hart - Crime

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Just a belated thank you for everything. I would have never got through this without you. Very many thanks for your excellent professional support and guidance.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I can't thank you enough for being such a marvellous solicitor. I have had such confidence in you that it has kept a very stressful situation bearable. But you have spoilt me because my standards are now set so high.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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You have been amazing and I really have appreciated your input.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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It was such a relief to hear that [our] application had been approved.  You guided us through a very stressful time & helped us feel positive this time around.  [We] are extremely grateful  for all of your help & advice. I don’t think we could have managed it without you & I’m sure you will be hearing from us in 30 months’ time!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you so much. Of course I regret that I will probably not see you again but at least I can draw a line under all this. Thank you for all your work and help and warmth.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thank you so much for all your support and wise counsel. Life has certainly changed a lot since our early conversations… Thanks to you I have the beautiful loving relationship with (my child) I dreamed of. A priceless contribution and job well done!

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

We have just completed a house sale and purchase and this is the second time that Cliff Veitch... has dealt with our affairs. As before, he dealt with both sale and purchase in a very efficient manner and always kept us informed of progress and any issues that arose. His calm and professional manner helped enormously during some of the trickier moments. I can certainly highly recommend him.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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Thanks for all help and support through a very difficult time it is much appreciated.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Thank you for your support. You kept us going many a time when we wanted to give up. Thank you for giving us the strength to keep going.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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We really appreciate your service and promptness, and wish to thank you very much for your professionalism.

Client testimonial about Kathryn Smales - Crime

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It is my pleasure to inform you that I have received your letter with the Registration Certificate of my property. I would like to show the highest gratitude and thanks from bottom of my heart regarding the cooperation you had been extended since beginning till to date.

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

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Thank you for helping me out- I really appreciate it. You know something? I've always trusted you right from day one... you helped me out when everyone else ignored me. I like you and respect you.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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Thank you for your help in my wife's application, it has been a great success thanks to your help.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I am very satisfied with your very efficient service involving speedy dealings.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Didn't feel like I said THANK YOU enough to you yesterday. So once again, a HUGE THANK YOU!

Client testimonial about Jenny Carter - Family

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Thank you for today. My reputation means everything so trying your hardest means everything to me.

Client testimonial about Paul Harbison - Mental Health

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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