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

Thank you so much for all the help and advice. You definitely took some of the stress out of it all.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Just a short note to say how much I appreciated you kind letter, following the Tribunal, which left me feeling very low. Your support, understanding, and professionalism made the nightmare of being in that 'institution' and that situation bearable.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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Thank you for your representation and best wishes, I found everyone I encountered at David Gray to be exceptional and will continue to recommend David Gray to friends in the future.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

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My solicitor was June Holmes, she is not only knowledgeable but also so supportive and kind. She helped me and my husband all the way through citizenship and we both succeeded .thank you so much

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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My husband has been issued a visa today, I want to say a big thank you to you for the effort and dedication you have contributed toward our case.

Client testimonial about Andrew Tague - Immigration

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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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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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I would like to thank you very much for all your patience, help and support during the mediation process. I am glad to report that we have a much more settled relationship and this has now caused a less tense atmosphere for the children.  I can never thank you enough for making the process as painless as possible; I felt so at ease with you, I would definitely recommend you, with hindsight I just wish we had come to you first.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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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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Thanks again for all your amazing help over the case – you helped me so much at a time that was probably the most stressful I’ve had in my life (which for the things in my background is saying something). My very best to you and your team.

Client testimonial about Jenny Carter - Family

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Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all of your help. You certainly helped to improve relations between myself and T*** for the sake of our children.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw – Mediation

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It has been a pleasure working with you – I will recommend you far and wide!.

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

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I just thought I'll drop a line to let you know that our application was successful. We are both enormously relieved by this outcome and wanted to thank you for your clear and succinct advice with our application. I have since recommended you to quite a few of my international friends in similar situation to me and I think some of them will get in touch with you in the future for advice.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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 am so thankful for all your help and truly believe if I hadn't met you my child and I wouldn't be going home.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I would like to thank you so much for you help in bringing this issue to an end. Please pass my thank to those on the whole David Gray team. I am so thankful. Wishing you God's blessing.

Client testimonial about Janice Hall - Crime

CLIENT FEEDBACK

With many thanks for your calm and measured support and guidance during this difficult case.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Emma has commendable humane qualities that should be admired. She is a bright talented solicitor who is clearly dedicated to her job and believes in doing the best for her client…which quite frankly I find exceptional.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you, it has been like a dark cloud hanging over me and my family, all I needed was someone like yourself to give me a glimmer of hope.

Client testimonial about Anna Curphey - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

CLIENT FEEDBACK

You have shown the right mixture of a professional and a personal approach, which was very supportive to me and has achieved a good result.  This was extremely helpful for me as a client

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you so much for everything you have done - it’s been a difficult and long process- but the family are absolutely thrilled that they got there in the end. Thank you - especially to Bryony Rest for the excellent correspondence- and explanations along the way.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thanks again for your help Gael, I am so glad I sought your assistance.

Client testimonial about Gael Phillips - Family

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Thanks again for your time, approach & actions. After we left he said that you were the first person who'd questioned him, listened & treat him like he was of worth. Be encouraged & encourage others.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Fantastic news on my decree absolute, thanks for all your help and patience, you have been brilliant.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I am the happiest mother upon receiving the great news from our son that his visa is granted. First, I said to myself 'Thank you Lord' and I thought of you. There is no exact word from the mother to say how I'm thankful for the remarkable job you have done for us.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Really happy with you and your firm. I recall that It was recommended by a friend of mine to contact you four years ago, and it was a good choice.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I wanted to thank you and your team for all the hard work and effort you have put into my case over the last year and also for putting up with me and my stubborn ways. My family and I will always be grateful to you and could not have asked for a better outcome.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

CLIENT FEEDBACK

My mother and I met with our MP on Saturday, she was very friendly and understanding. She read your letter and I explained to her some details; she took all the documents that you kindly attached to your email and said that she knew David Gray Solicitors and that you are the best in the region as she has dealt with you before. She said that she will be in contact with you soon regarding the case. Thank you for your support and cooperation on this matter.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I want to say how lucky I was to choose your firm to represent me in this difficult case.  

Client testimonial about Paul Harbison

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Now that my divorce case is finally over, may I take the opportunity to let you know that I have been very pleased to have been represented by David Gray Solicitors LLP and how much I have appreciated your professional assistance and efficiency throughout the duration.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I can’t thank you enough for representing me at the Tribunal Hearing. Without that positive outcome I feel certain I could still be back in … lacking any impetus for change or renewal. I too enjoyed our meetings and remain optimistic that we shall not meet in relation to such circumstances again.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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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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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

The case was articulated with great clarity and skill by Mrs. Silburn (to whom we are very grateful)

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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This has been the worst week of our lives. Your support, both legal and practical, has helped us to get through it with our sanity intact. The fact that you agreed to see us within 18 hours of my initial phone call was, quite frankly, magnificent. Huge thanks from us all.

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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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.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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I wish to say how greatly I appreciate all the help and advice you gave me while carrying out this work.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Wills