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- Applications to: Miss Alexandra Mundy
- Method of application: Online application form
- Method of assessment:
Training contract to commence 2019: 31/07/2017 Summer work placement: 31/12/2016 Spring work placement: 31/12/2016
Corporate solicitor Rachael Dixon has a lot of hard-earned knowledge to share – from providing you with detailed insight into what practising commercial law at Dentons is really like, to the best ways of securing work experience. Step this way for her invaluable advice.
Alice Lines explains what it’s like to be a graduate recruitment adviser – including keeping all manner of plates spinning – at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm.
|Number of work placements:||30|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree, both law and non-law|
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Application details and method of selection
September 2019 intake for law and non-law students: apply from October 2016 onwards. Closing date is 31 March 2017 for non-law applications and 31 July 2017 for law applications.
Apply via application form available through the website www.dentons.com/uk-graduates.
The recruitment process consists of the Watson Glaser critical thinking test, a first round interview with HR and assessment centre consisting of a role simulation exercise and a case study exercise.
Firm description and career prospects
Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. www.dentons.com.
To find out what it is like to work at Dentons read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
We pay full fees for the GDL and/or LPC during years of study and offer a maintenance grant of £5,000 per annum (£6,000 per annum for students studying in London).
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.
Training contract programme
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.
Banking and finance, competition, construction, corporate, dispute resolution, employment and pensions, energy, property litigation, real estate, technology, media and telecoms, transport and infrastructure.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, Niche
Milton Keynes, Watford, London
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