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Dentons

Updated
Updated: August, 2017

About Dentons

About us

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Training contracts

As a Dentons trainee, you will undertake four six-month seats, including a contentious seat or attending an external litigation course. Your experience will include banking (if in London) and financial litigation, construction or real estate (if in Milton Keynes and Watford). Middle East trainees will spend two seats in the UK and two in the Middle East.

All our offices have an excellent reputation and training programme, who focus on high quality work for high quality clients. Our teams allow trainees to quickly become an integral part of the business and to be well supervised and supported during the training contract. You may also have the opportunity to work in one of our international offices or with one of our clients.

Your legal training begins with a thorough induction and Professional Skills Course – but that's where the hand holding ends. As part of Dentons you'll be given all the responsibility you can handle, including running parts of cases and meeting with clients.

Vacation placements

We offer fortnight-long vacation schemes in London during the Easter and Summer vacations and in Milton Keynes & Watford during the Summer vacation.

These placements consist of business games, department visits and social events, giving potential trainees an insight into commercial law and our way of life at Dentons.

Requirements

There's no typical trainee solicitor at Dentons. The expertise within our firm is as diverse as the needs of our global clients – and we want to keep it that way. We look for people with a wide range of skills, aptitudes and personalities, with the potential to contribute to our growing success.

Being a team player is important as is having the drive and ambition to succeed in a highly demanding work environment.

We need to see a strong record of academic and extra-curricular achievement. We accept degrees in any discipline (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) and we ideally look for a minimum of ABB at A-level.

Work sectors

law

Location

London, Milton Keynes, Watford

Contact details

Email
graduaterecruitment@dentons.com
Telephone
0207 320 1212
Address
One Fleet Place
London
EC4M 7WS

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