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 2018 are now full. If you would like a placement for 2019 please send a covering letter and CV to our Recruitment Team in October 2018.

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)
  • 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 2018 are now full. If you would like a placement for 2019 please send a covering letter and CV to our Recruitment Team in October 2018.

Current vacancies

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I was very happy with the results Emma Silburn got me

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Crime & Mental Health

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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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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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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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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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Firstly many thanks for handling our case and its successful outcome, we are delighted that matters have been sorted.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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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

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Thank you ever so much for all the help you have given to me and my family. Everything is deeply appreciated!.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I would just like to say thanks for all the help and support that you have given me through my wife's visa application.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Just a quick note to say thank you for all the work you did on our recent house sale and purchase. Your efficiency and regular updates were much appreciated and helped to keep our stress levels under control!

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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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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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'm happy to inform you that my visa has now been approved. I appreciate all your help. You've been great!!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Words cannot express how much your help and belief has meant to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You've helped give us a new start in life.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - 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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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

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Thanks to Bryony for her sterling legal work.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Can I just personally thank Mary for all of her hard work

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw – Mediation

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Nicola helped us when we sold our house this year and she was great from start to finish. She helped us to understand the process and was very patient with us. She understood our needs very well. We would recommend David Gray for their conveyancing any day, they were great value for money. Thank you Nicola!

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

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Thank you so much for all your hard work, it is very much appreciated!  We are so pleased with the results.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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She made me feel a valued human being, preserved my dignity and that I was not just another case. She has a commendable understanding of mental health (MH) and if there were more people like Emma to represent those who suffer from a MH illness the world would be a more humane place.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

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Thank you so much for everything with all my heartfelt gratitude.

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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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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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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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

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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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We don't have enough words in our vocabulary to tell you how much your hard work has helped re-unite our family.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest & Irfan Ali - Immigration

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I just want to say thank you so much for all of your guidance, what could have been even more of a nightmare has been totally eased by you being so efficient and helpful.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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I am so pleased and so happy about the decision. I cannot explain my feelings. On top of this, everyone else who has supported me are all so pleased and happy about it. Everyone wants to thank you for your great support. Many thanks for everything and God bless you.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I really appreciate all you have done over the last couple of years. I simply wouldn't be where I am without your help.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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‘I really do absolutely appreciate everything you have done for me and the boys and we are in such a better place now with all your advice and support.’

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Mediation

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You are always so gentle and kind, and take care to explain things in great detail for me to understand.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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We are immensely grateful to you and your team for the outcome of the court order today. The whole process has been quite stressful, but we felt fully supported and completely guided by you. You were a good friend rather than a legal contact. Your expertise of the law and how to overcome the hurdles in this difficult case were superb.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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Thank you for explaining it all so well.

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

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Sam at David Gray provided a thorough, professional and friendly service. She took the time and effort to really understand what I needed, and got the end result I was after. Really impressed.

Client testimonial about Samantha Farndale - Family

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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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Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding when I have been in distress.

Client testimonial about Lucy Mead - Family

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Just wanted to let you know after all the heartache, waiting, and money we finally got the visa. It was granted and issued for leave immediately. Thank you so much for all of your help. Your services were worth every penny.

Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

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

Client testimonial about Gael Phillips - Family

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Thank you for Friday. I realise when I spoke to you, that I wasn't making much sense as was just so upset my events of the day. You took that, processed it and helped me calm. So thank you. If you could also please pass on thanks...to Lesley for her help on Friday.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter and assistant Lesley Haddrell

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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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I would just like to personally say thanks to you for all the work you've done on my case over the years.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to you for the efforts made over the past couple of years to finally get me divorced.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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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We were extremely happy with your excellent expertise which made you able to finalise our application almost as soon as you took it up. There is no doubt that we will resort to you again.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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

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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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(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

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I am very happy with the efficiency and professionalism carried out throughout.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property