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

The MIAM was incredibly helpful. You gave me all of the information I would have expected a solicitor to give me at a first meeting.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation & Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

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

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

First let me thank you for the great service you provided in getting the BRP. Many thanks for your assistance and look forward to you handling any future applications for us.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work and support with our case. 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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

She believed in me and stood by me, even when times were difficult and I was beginning to buckle under the pressure she offered me strong shoulders.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I just wanted to say thanks again for all your help with the application. I’m sure that without you it would not have gone through so quickly and easily.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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.

Client testimonial about Matthew Smith - Property

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

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali and June Holmes

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I can't praise Kay enough for the conveyancing cases she handled for me. She always updated me as soon as there was information and was proactive in following up with the mortgage company and other solicitors.  Kay couldn't have been more helpful and patient despite things changing.  She was very reassuring to talk to and knows what she's talking about. I will definitely use David Gray again.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

CLIENT FEEDBACK

(Mary) helped me communicate better with my husband & relations were always better after each session, she helped me get my point of view across to him.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw – Mediation

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I wish to thank you, Mary and Cliff for your kindness and professional management of what seemed to me, at the beginning of the proceedings, to be a terrifying minefield.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch and Mary Shaw

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

Thank you for explaining it all so well.

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you very much Kay.  We couldn’t recommend you enough for all of your help over these past few months you have been brilliant.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you for representing me. I am delighted with the outcome. I greatly appreciate the time and effort of going through with me. Please will you pass on my sincere gratitude to your colleague Emma for her dedicated approach to my case as well.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop and Emma Silburn- Mental Health

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Many thanks for all your help and hard work in getting these orders in place.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you for the excellent service, it was very professional, my requirements were quickly carried out.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Wills

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Sukhi Patter was very good in assisting me and at all times and reassuring that she was in control and very good at what she was doing.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I consider myself to have been genuinely lucky in being allocated you as my Duty Solicitor. Thank you…I am very much indebted to you.

Client testimonial about Janice Hall - Crime

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

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

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Please pass on my thanks to Louise who was... compassionate and efficient, a winning combination.

Client testimonial about Louise Law - 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

Mary, thanks very much for all of your help over the recent years, I believe I made a wise choice when I selected David Gray as I believe the way in which you and your colleagues have helped me has been exceptional.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I am very grateful to you for your time and support. I found you very kind and genuinely caring and appreciate all you did for me.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you so much for helping me with my application, I am delighted with this news. You did professional work for our family and we are so grateful for you.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Just wanted to wish you and yours a wonderful happy Christmas. Thanks to you, my Christmas is going to be so much happier and relaxed than I thought it would be, so thank you.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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