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Vacancies: 20
Trainees: 45
Partners: 157
Staff: 1049
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 15
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree, both law and non-law
Start salary: £39,000
Sponsorship: GDL/LPC

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Application details and method of selection

September 2017 intake for law and non-law students: apply from October 2014 onwards. Closing date is 31 March 2015 for non-law and 31 July 2015 for law.

Apply via application form available through the website www.dentons.com/uk-graduates.

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.

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).

Work placements

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 final year non-law students (December) and first year law students (April).

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

Work areas


Milton Keynes, London

Probono initiatives

Citizens Advice Bureau, Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre

Diversity access schemes

Aspiring Solicitors, Black Solicitors' Network, Pure Potential, SEO London, Stonewall


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Has client secondments: Yes Compare on LC.N Insights
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Media and TV organisations
Has overseas secondments: Yes Compare on LC.N Insights
Overseas secondments:
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai
  • Muscat



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