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|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
In July 2017, Dentons announced that it is to combine with leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens. The combination is expected to complete later in 2017. For more information, click here and here.
September 2020 intake for law and non-law students: apply from October 2017 onwards. Closing date is 31 March 2018 for non-law applications and 31 July 2018 for law applications.
The recruitment process consists of the Watson Glaser critical thinking test, a first round interview with HR and assessment centre consisting of a role play, written exercise, a case study and final interview.
Firm description and career prospects
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. 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 and 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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