I joined the firm as a trainee in September 2009. I chose to qualify here because I value the distinct and vibrant culture at the firm, and respect the lawyers I work with for their legal expertise and commercial insight.
- Applications to: Miss Alexandra Mundy
- Method of application: Online application form
- Method of assessment:
Training contract to commence 2016: 31/07/2014 Winter work placement: 15/11/2013 Summer work placement: 31/01/2014
|Number of work placements:||20|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree, both law and non-law|
Application details and method of selection
2016 intake for law and non-law students: apply from October 2013 onwards. Closing date is 29 March 2014 for non-law and 31 July 2014 for law.
Apply via application form available through the website graduates.dentons.com.
The recruitment process consists of a first round interview with HR and critical thinking exercise. The second round interview is with two partners and involves a case study exercise and presentation.
Firm description and career prospects
We are Dentons, a client-focused global legal practice delivering quality and value, with lawyers and professionals in 79 locations worldwide.
What makes the challenge of training with us such an exceptional opportunity? It could be our disciplined focus on meeting the evolving needs of our clients, in 24 sectors.
It could be our strong presence across the US, Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Or it could be how much we value the professionalism of our people. Regardless, if you have ambitions to become the best, it's an opportunity you won't want to miss.
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).
Summer vacation scheme (London and Milton Keynes) and open day (London)
We offer a one-week summer scheme in Milton Keynes for both law and non-law (July) and in London for law students (July).
In London we also offer open days for non-law students (December).
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 trainee you will undertake four six-month seats, including a contentious seat or attending an external litigation course. Your transactional experience will include banking (if in London) and corporate, construction or real estate (if in Milton Keynes). 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.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, Niche
Milton Keynes, London
Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre