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 2020 are now full. Check back regularly for announcements regarding our 2021 placements.

Current vacancies

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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 so much Bryony. You have been so kind and supportive throughout. God Bless!.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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

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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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Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness, I really appreciate what you do for children and their parents.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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Thank you so much for all of your help with our purchase, you have been excellent and have really helped us to navigate the complex world of conveyancing. We are very happy in our new home.

Client testimonial about Anne Austin - Property

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Thank you so much for all the work you and your team do. I feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Its just like a great weight off our shoulders. The last piece of the jigsaw. We can just live our lives now. Thank you does not really express our gratitude.

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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It was a pleasure talking to you earlier, many thanks for your help.

Client testimonial about Molly Beattie - Immigration

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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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I would like to thank Mary Shaw in particular for her excellent approach, with a balance of professionalism, pragmatism and compassion. I would rate Mary highly as a Mediator & solicitor, and have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

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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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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

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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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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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Just a note to sincerely thank you for yesterday. Without you I am sure my mother-in-law would still be subject to the Section.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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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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The case spanned close to 3 years and in parts becoming quite complex, requiring specialists. Throughout this period I found David Gray's staff to be professional, efficient and was kept informed at every stage of my case. This together with the experienced barristers they have at their disposal, saw my case conclude in a positive result. I have no problem in recommending David Gray solicitors and should I need legal representation in the future would use them again.

Client testimonial about Hannah Mostoufi - Crime

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“Forever grateful to you and your exceptional work.”

Client testimonial about Sophie Allinson - Crime

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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

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

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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

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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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You were excellent throughout my divorce. My kids are my world and I can't thank you enough for your support during this time. You are a dedicated, professional and intuitive lawyer and I will always be grateful for what you gave me in self confidence and advice.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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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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Sukhi Patter made me feel very safe and would get the outcome in my favour. Also at no time did she make me feel worthless because I had got in arrears with paying my mortgage and would like to thank her for the outcome. Thanks very much.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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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

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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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

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

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Given everything that has gone on this year whilst I’ve been trying to do my course I achieved 82% in my dissertation which I’m pinching myself about. Much credit to you for helping me through it and keeping my feet on the ground.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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Brilliant firm, June Holmes was amazing for me. She dealt with my case professionally and her knowledge in the area was fantastic. June showed care and empathy through a very difficult and important period of my life. I could not recommend her and the firm more. Having such a great solicitor makes a big difference. June puts time and a lot of effort in; her communication skills throughout the process were faultless. This was my first experience with this firm and I will always know where to come first.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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

Client testimonial about Paul Harbison

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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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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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Wonderful news on the completion of my house - thanks so much!  Thank you for acting for us in relation to this matter, you've been fantastic.

Client testimonial about Kay Potts - Property

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Thanks to Bryony for her sterling legal work.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Thank you for your help with this matter, it is greatly appreciated. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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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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 being so supportive.

Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi

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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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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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Mary is just the best!! She is thorough, she listens and does what you ask. She gives excellent advice and keeps her costs sensible. She tells you when she will work on your case and keeps her word. Her secretary is very efficient and helpful too. Just a first class team and an inspirational person!

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I want to thank you for all the help you have given me during this very stressful time, please know your professionalism and genuine caring has helped me enormously and I am very grateful to you.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you all throughout the process of the application.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Hannah was excellent and her calm attitude and approach was very good. Without that I am sure that the outcome would have been worse.

Client testimonial about Hannah Mostoufi