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 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

Thank you very much for all of your help and support to obtain our leave to remain in the UK. It will be a turning point of my life as well as my other family members. I think we could now find out a better way of life in this great country.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I couldn’t thank you enough for all your help all these years. You have always been my stronghold and pillar of strength guiding me and assuring that everything will be fine. Every time I travel I take your business card with me, just in case.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

We really appreciate your service and promptness, and wish to thank you very much for your professionalism.

Client testimonial about Kathryn Smales - Crime

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thanks Bryony, without you it wouldn't have been done.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

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

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

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

Just a final thank you for all your work on the sale of our Property. You have always been, pleasant, efficient, professional and ready to  check out and sort  out  any problems, which we really appreciated.

Client testimonial about Anne Austin - Property

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you for all your hard work we couldn't have done without you!

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I thought you did a great job, I particularly valued both you and your colleagues compassionate approach as I realise a clients emotional state can affect their thinking at the height of conflict

Client testimonial about Ailsa Gilhespy - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Saying thank you is not enough to express all the gratitude we feel for you, so we would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for everything you have done for us.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I would like to thank you very much for all your patience, help and support during the mediation process. I am glad to report that we have a much more settled relationship and this has now caused a less tense atmosphere for the children.  I can never thank you enough for making the process as painless as possible; I felt so at ease with you, I would definitely recommend you, with hindsight I just wish we had come to you first.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Mediation

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Nicola helped us purchase a property we like. everything is well organised. Very efficient.

Client testimonial about Nicola Fisher - Property

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Mary, thank you very much for all the time and effort you have put in to get me to this good place now.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

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

Keep up the good work June! You’re fantastic!!

Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I just wanted to say a heart felt thank you for your skill, professionalism and expertise yesterday. You achieved an outcome I did not even think possible.

Client testimonial about Janice Hall - Crime & Motoring

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I wish to say how greatly I appreciate all the help and advice you gave me while carrying out this work.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Wills

CLIENT FEEDBACK

You were very kind with us and you have treated us with a great high manner all the time...you are one of the best persons I have met in this country... You always respect us very much and always deal with us with patience, smile and good special way!!!

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you again – you have made me feel at ease and I can relax a bit more now

Client testimonial about Louise Law - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you very much for your good counsel, tenacity and perseverance over the past one year. Highly appreciated to be sure.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

A big thank you to you Gael you have been so helpful, supportive and above all honest. I will if asked highly recommend you and the team.

Client testimonial about Gael Phillips - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

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

Thank you for all your support and hard work. I would certainly feel confident using David Gray's again.

Client testimonial about Cliff Veitch - Property

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

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

Thank you for the excellent support.

Client testimonial about Claire Hunter - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Fantastic news on my decree absolute, thanks for all your help and patience, you have been brilliant.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

Just a quick note to thank you for putting together a fantastic defence team, they were the best and fantastic at keeping me informed and feeling well looked after.

Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

I couldn't have done it without your help and, once again, I cannot thank you enough for your expertise and very kind attention and consideration in this case.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

I can't thank you enough for being such a marvellous solicitor. I have had such confidence in you that it has kept a very stressful situation bearable. But you have spoilt me because my standards are now set so high.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Thank you for today. My reputation means everything so trying your hardest means everything to me.

Client testimonial about Paul Harbison - Mental Health

CLIENT FEEDBACK

It has been a pleasure working with you – I will recommend you far and wide!.

Client testimonial about Mary Shaw - Family

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

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

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

Thank you for being so supportive.

Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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

CLIENT FEEDBACK

We really appreciate every single effort you have made to help us get to our visa, and we really don't know how to do without your support and advice all the time during doing your fantastic job.

Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Many thanks for all the sound advice and for handling a very tricky situation so well.

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

A note to say thank you to Sukhi Patter for understanding and a most efficient service.

Client testimonial about Sukhi Patter - Family

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