Careers

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

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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My father and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind assistance which is greatly appreciated. As always we have been very impressed with the high standard of service and exceptional customer service. Whether it has been a same day response or quality legal advice, you have delivered the best possible service to us.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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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.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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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.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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Thank you for your letter. I was thrilled at the outcome of the tribunal, your client has spoke very highly of you and the expertise you offer, so I would like to thank you for helping one of our very special and valued volunteers.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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Thank you so much for the good news. God send you to us to give a new life. We are very much grateful to you forever, thank you from core of heart. We wouldn’t be here without your support, you will be in our heart and in our prayers.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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Thank you for being so supportive.

Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi

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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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Just a short note to say thanks again for your firms professional representation in this matter. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending David Gray Solicitors.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Crime

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Thank you so much for your help during the hearing, you’re a such an angel! You comforted me and made me feel that everything would be okay. You also explained the things that I didn’t understand and told me what I did was okay. I’m grateful you are on my side.

Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

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I felt a weight had lifted after I spoke to you....so thank you very much, I'd recommend you to anyone in our situation in a heartbeat. You clearly have a strong team there.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest and June Holmes - Immigration

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Thank you for explaining it all so well.

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

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Mary, thank you very much for all the time and effort you have put in to get me to this good place now.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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Special thanks for your hard work for my family, my wife and daughter got their visa's and hope to come to the UK soon. You're a very hard worker and a caring person.

Client testimonial about Andrew Tague

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Thank you all throughout the process of the application.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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To eventually get to the end of the process and have a fabulous relationship with my daughters seems miles away from where we started and I am in no doubt that you have been a large factor in that happening. I can’t thank you enough and wish you well in the future.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I just want to thank you for everything you have done during my case and with the result that came from it all. In all honesty I cannot thank you enough.

Client testimonial about Sophie Allinson - Crime

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Thankyou so so much for everything. I'm overwhelmed. Thankyou Thankyou. much much appreciated.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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. 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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Thank you very much for the work you did for me. In future I still want to maintain David Gray Solicitors LLP as my representatives. You are absolutely the best.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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The service we received was first class and dealt with promptly & very efficiently. Extremely happy with the service provided by Andrew.

Client testimonial about Andrew Tague

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Words are not enough to express my feelings of appreciation, you provided the best service in preparing all documents for my visa. After a successful outcome it is a dream come true to join my family. You are the best solicitor I have ever found and gave excellent service.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Ann Austin sold my house for me. Excellent friendly service. Hassle free and very reasonably priced. Would fully recommend.

Client testimonial about Anne Austin - Property

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Just to say many thanks for your help and support before and during my tribunal. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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Many many thanks for all your efforts on my behalf, as you can imagine the relief I feel at the outcome is immeasurable and it is all due to your knowledge and understanding of the case and situation I was in. Once again our gratitude and thanks.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

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Thank you so very much for today. I’m really so grateful! I know it’s not over and it’s only the beginning. But for the first time in ages, I think I’ll be able to sleep properly tonight.  I just wanted to quickly message you to let you know how grateful I am. Today, my future looks brighter moving forward.

Client testimonial about Deborah Todd - Family

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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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“Forever grateful to you and your exceptional work.”

Client testimonial about Sophie Allinson - Crime

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Our daughter has received her UK passport. We are so happy that she has received it and we would like to thank you for all your help, dedication and professionalism throughout the process.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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Elspeth is such an amazing professional, I feel I was very lucky to have found her for my case, she is a very knowledgeable, passionate and pro active individual. She always kept me updated about my case through emails and was always available for phone calls.Simply we need more people like her in this profession, I am really grateful to Elspeth.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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Visa approved, we are delighted and relieved. You can imagine we both cried with relief and happiness. Many thanks to you and your team. Your support this last year has been very well received.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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Your support and advice has been a great comfort this last year and half. I wish you well too.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family & Mediation

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Thank you so much for all your help and support. You did a fantastic job.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Crime and Mental Health

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Bryony, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the assistance you have provided. I have been to [my UKVCAS appointment] at the Library and everything went quite well. [The officer] said everything looked perfect and she did not have to see any hard copies (thanks to you) because she believed whatever you had uploaded was good enough. Thank you again for doing all the hard work for me. If I had to do all this I would have collapsed.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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We have been on a long journey, with quite a way to go. But we are thrilled with the recent result. Thank you so much for giving us so much help and support. We're thrilled.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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Thanks for your time today and your pragmatic approach.If you had been our first mediator, then things may have been less confrontational when (as the stats suggest) my friends go through similar, my advice - “Go to Mary!”

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw- Family Mediation

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Four years ago almost to the week, we were in such a terrible place and even now it seems just a bad dream. Without doubt your guidance and support goes beyond words. Thank You

Client testimonial about Lesley Monkhouse - Family

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You really are great at your job. Going above and beyond to make sure your clients are happy.

Client testimonial about Lesley Monkhouse - Court of Protection

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I was handled very well by Michael, I had no idea how any of it was going to run & you did what seemed to me an excellent job of explaining everything and helping me get everything ready for today. Michael was great and put me at ease over the phone and today at court. As he said to me afterwards I got pretty much the best possible outcome from a bad situation. So thanks again to you both.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Motoring

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May I thank you so much. Your kindness is very much appreciated.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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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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I just wanted to thank you again for your guidance & patience while helping me through this process. You really made things go easier than I had anticipated and your thoughtful guidance was truly appreciated. I can’t imagine what I would have done without your help.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you for all your help and support.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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You were a total professional from beginning to end. Your advice was invaluable as was your presence in court. Many thanks for all your hard work

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Crime

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Good news: the application was a success. Thank you so much for help. I think we would have been particularly lost without your services. It was an incredibly stressful time.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you for all your help with arranging legal representation for myself and your kindness and time in explaining what will occur at the meeting. Your professionalism, warmth and compassion was just what I needed after going through one of the most difficult times I have been through.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

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I am truly grateful for all you have done.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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I am grateful for all the work you have done for me so far as well as your on going work. You are a kind, caring person and I'm privileged to have had this chance to meet you. Keep up your work, you are a good solicitor.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family