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.

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 Information Form.

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.

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

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.

All applicants are requested to complete and return an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Information Form.

​Applications can be made on the job advertisement.

We asked our team what they like about working here:

“My team. Everyone is caring and appreciative and looking out for one another”

“Fantastic atmosphere, genuine efforts made by Firm to look after employees by way of benefits provision”

“Friendly colleagues, relaxed atmosphere and excellent benefits.”

“Good support within my team and from management”

“I feel I have been supported through childcare and making things work with my family. I think the firm is supportive when it comes to childcare issues.”

Training Contracts

When we have training contract vacancies they will be advertised on this page however, we always welcome speculative applications. Applications can be made by CV and covering letter to recruitment@davidgray.co.uk. If you would like to sign up to our mailing list to receive updates about training contract vacancies please email recruitment@davidgray.co.uk.

Our recruitment process for training contracts consists of an interview and a written exercise and/or oral presentation.

Work Placements

We offer a limited number of work placements per year. Our placements for 2020 are now full. If you would like to apply for a placement in 2021 please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@davidgray.co.uk by 31 October 2020. Successful applicants will be contacted by 30 November 2020.

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.

 

Current vacancies

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you very much for your tireless effort to solve our case not to mention your professionalism, empathy and brilliance.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Please pass on my thanks to Mary Shaw for a very worthwhile meeting on Friday. It was so useful to have the process simplified giving me an idea for the various options which maybe available.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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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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I do appreciate the skillful support you gave us, the plans that we agreed with you are working well and we are now mostly managing to avoid conflict.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter & Mary Shaw - Mediation

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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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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 for all your help and support.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - 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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Bryony and team - Thank you all for your great work! What you've done is truly remarkable for family lives!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - 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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Just wanted to say a quick thank you for the great work you did for my brother and especially the way you treated him with such dignity and respect.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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Thank you Kelsey, I could tell from the beginning that you are helpful and reliable!

Client testimonial about Kelsey Cant - Family

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I just want to thank you for all your help - it made the process really easy.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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 - Motoring and Crime

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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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It has been a very long and painful road to get to this point, but I can honestly say, that without the help of yourself and your firm, it most certainly would of been harder, thank you.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest – Immigration

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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

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We couldn't have done this without you so thanks again. I know that you are very much a 'people person' so that's why I thought you would like to be made aware of the outcome of all your hard work and commitment to us.  

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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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 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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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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The service your company has given me has been fantastic and would recommend you instantly.

Client testimonial about Gael Phillips - Family

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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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I could not have asked for any better than my solicitor Elspeth, she has been my champion. I don’t have the words to thank her enough as she has been my biggest support for more than a year now. I can rate her 10 out of 10 for her professionalism, her competence and her fair advice.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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I am truly grateful for all you have done.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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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 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

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You have been superb.

Client testimonial about Lucy Mead - Family

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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

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Thank you so much for your professional help together with your kindness, support and understanding.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family

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Thank you again Sophie.  We are so grateful to you, you did a fantastic job.

Client testimonial about Sophie Allinson - Crime

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I am so delighted with June... The support and the result was positive, she is friendly and helpful.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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Thanks to Bryony for her sterling legal work.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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The excellent service I received from David Gray, including yourself, in drawing up my will last year meant I had no hesitation in appointing you to act on my behalf regarding the purchase of my new home.

Client testimonial about Anne Austin - Property

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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. Wodehouse .... Joy in the Morning!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - 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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Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the way that you handled our meeting. You were honest and very open which I really appreciated.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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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.

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

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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

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali and June Holmes

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

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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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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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Many thanks for the sessions we had with you. I found them very helpful and you were very calm and thoughtful throughout the process.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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

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Thanks for doing a brilliant job professionally with my case and for the personal support too.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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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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

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My partner and I recently purchased our first home and as first time buyers didn't really have any idea about we were doing but Anne Austin and her team made this a very easy and quick process for us both. She was always on hand to answer any questions we had, delivered speedy responses and was just all round fantastic and so efficient. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you!

Client testimonial about Anne Austin - Property

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We are most indebted to you for the invaluable service, advice and guidance that you gave us and most of all your commitment.

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Crime