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 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.

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 form available HERE.

​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

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

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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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Would just like to thank Brian Hegarty for his invaluable help and guidance he has given myself and my family over the last few months. Many Thanks

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Elspeth is such an amazing professional, I feel I was very lucky to have found her for my case, she is a very knowledgeable, passionate and pro active individual. She always kept me updated about my case through emails and was always available for phone calls.Simply we need more people like her in this profession, I am really grateful to Elspeth.

Client testimonial about Elspeth Thomson - Family

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Thank you to you all for pulling out all the stops to get completion!.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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We would like to thank you for all your help and good advice. We both felt you truly understood our situation and genuinely cared, it made this stressful process that little bit easier.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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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

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Thank you for all your help with arranging legal representation for myself and your kindness and time in explaining what will occur at the meeting. Your professionalism, warmth and compassion was just what I needed after going through one of the most difficult times I have been through.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Mental Health

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Thank you for all of your help throughout my case, I am so pleased that we managed to reach a solution that is best for the meantime. This has really helped me calm down and take a massive stress off my shoulders. You have been fantastic with your correspondence and I would recommended anyone wanting legal advice to contact David Gray Solicitors.

Client testimonial about Janice Hall - Crime

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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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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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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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You were very kind with us and you have treated us with a high manner all the time. Believe me Bryony, you are one of the best persons I have met in this country. You have to be very proud of yourself because you always respect us very much and always deal with us with patience, smile and good special way! Thank you very much Bryony and sure I'll be in touch with you.…

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Just wanted to thank you so much for your representation today and your calming influence. Your professionalism and knowledge was second to none.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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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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I just want to say thank you for supporting me through such a hard time. You are a great person who is great at their job!

Client testimonial about Lesley Monkhouse - Court of Protection

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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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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

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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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I am truly grateful for all you have done.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

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We have just completed a house sale and purchase and this is the second time that Cliff Veitch... has dealt with our affairs. As before, he dealt with both sale and purchase in a very efficient manner and always kept us informed of progress and any issues that arose. His calm and professional manner helped enormously during some of the trickier moments. I can certainly highly recommend him.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Our daughter has received her UK passport. We are so happy that she has received it and we would like to thank you for all your help, dedication and professionalism throughout the process.

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

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I am very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend David Gray Solicitors, they have highly dedicated teams of professionals, patient experts and lovely staff. Huge thanks to Emma Silburn, Hannah Mostoufi and all of the team involved.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn & Hannah Mostoufi - Crime

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I would like to thank you for the service you have provided over the past few weeks. I believe that you’re prompt intervention, with regard to legality, and the professional manner in which you presented at the hearing played a key part in the other parties’ claim being dismissed.

Client testimonial about Lucy Mead - Family

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I would like to thank you for the your assistance in this matter, the service and advice you have provided has been excellent.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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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

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You have given me excellent service which I really appreciate. I have used many Solicitors in the past for various things that have let me down on a few things. But your firm have given me the best service and I would like to therefore instruct you again for this matter too.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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I would like to thank you for all your assistance with my immigration matter. I have to say that I will definitely recommend David Gray Solicitors to anybody looking for legal assistance as you have all been so very good in the cases you have handled for us.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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Just to say many thanks for your help and support before and during my tribunal. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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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

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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

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Thank you so much for all your help and support. You did a fantastic job.

Client testimonial about Emma Silburn - Crime and Mental Health

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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

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 writing to say thank you so much for helping my daughter to obtain a discharge from her Section 2 of the Mental Health Act. I know it gave her great strength and hope at a time in her life when everything was extremely stressful and traumatic for her. Thank you once again for all your help.

Client testimonial about Mike Bishop - Mental Health

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I cannot recommend David Gray highly enough, the staff are always courteous, extremely efficient and diligent. They have been extremely professional, quick and have kept me informed at all times.

Client testimonial about Matthew Smith - Property

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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Thank you so much Pierrette. I really appreciate your help. It was a big help from you. Hope you have a great weekend.

Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

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Thank you again couldn’t do it without you, I appreciate it

Client testimonial about Michael Gibson - Motoring

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Absolutely amazing service. Jordan was very polite, helpful and informative. She ensured the process was fast and efficient. I would highly recommend Jordan and David Gray solicitors, and would like to say a huge thank you for all of her help and support.

Client testimonial about Jordan Garvin - Property

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Thank you Mary. I am grateful for your empathy and understanding during our conversation this morning.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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Heartfelt thanks.  I really do not know how I'd cope without you at these meetings.  You really are great at your job and its greatly appreciated.

Client testimonial about Jenny Carter - Family

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Just to say thank you for the time and energy you put in during our mediation process.  You could not have been more calm and understanding, in what I feel were very challenging and somewhat unique circumstances.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family Mediation

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Thank you for explaining it all so well.

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

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Just wanted to say thank you for all your support today, you really put us at ease and explained the process clearly.  You were very professional and I think you managed to get the best outcome from this situation.

Client testimonial about Sophie Allinson - Crime

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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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Can I please pass on my sincere thanks and gratitude to Ailsa for her compassion and the advice and support she gave me recently.

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family Mediation

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You did a great job for Sam in court and we all appreciate how much worse it might otherwise have been.  Thank you so much.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

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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