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  • 40 vacancies
  • 90 trainees
  • 198 partners
  • 1605 staff

About Dentons

Dentons is different. We make no secret of our willingness to challenge the traditional. This allows us to offer a career with unprecedented opportunity.

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Who should apply?

We accept vacation scheme and training contract applications from penultimate-year law students, final-year law and non-law students and those who have completed their undergraduate law or non-law degree. You must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of ABB at A level.

There is no such things as a ‘typical’ trainee solicitor at Dentons and that’s the way we like it. Our expertise within the firm are as diverse as the needs of our global clients. All they have in common is the ability to contribute to our growing success.

Application process

Applications for our training contracts and vacation schemes begin with an online application form, followed by an online Watson Glaser Critical Thinking test. Successful candidates will then be invited to a first round behavioural interview. Vacation scheme candidates will then be invited on to the scheme, with a training contract assessment centre on thier last day. Direct training contract applicants will be invited straight to the assessment centre following a successful behavioural interview.

Apply now:

Applications to

Miss Rosie Buckley

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Psychometric testing

Dentons is different. We make no secret of our willingness to challenge the traditional or expected. With over 175 locations in more than 75 countries, we offer a world of opportunity for your career.

From our polycentric approach, to the diverse geographic and cultural backgrounds of our talent, our unique nature allows us to better serve our clients and offers a career path with unprecedented opportunity.

Our reputation is built on the expertise of our lawyers, who are specialists in many different areas of the law. If you’re ambitious enough to join them, we’ll help you build a career that is everything you want it to be.

It won’t be easy, but it will be rewarding. Our career framework will give you the structure you need to climb as high as you wish to go. We’ll also give you all the tools and guidance you need to realise your potential.

Want to get a feel for what a legal career with us is really like? Our two week vacation schemes balance real work with training and networking, to give you a holistic view of Dentons and an Insight into our way of life.


Our schemes in London and Milton Keynes and Watford are open to penultimate year law students, all final year students and graduates:

London 30 March – 9 April 2020, 6 July – 17 July 2020

Milton Keynes and Watford 22 June – 3 July 2020


Our Scottish schemes are open to penultimate and final year law students, and law graduates:

Central Belt (Edinburgh and Glasgow) 8 June – 19 June 2020

Aberdeen 8 June – 19 June 2020

As a trainee at Dentons, you’ll be given all the responsibility you can handle. You’ll learn on the job by taking a real part in running deals and cases, meeting with real clients and taking your place in the fast-paced and increasingly global world of business. After all, it’s this type of experience that makes great lawyers and prepares you for the daily pressures of your professional career. At Dentons, you’ll get it from day one.

Our training contract includes four seat rotations, with a dedicated supervisor and trainee partner in each practice.

We pay full fees for the GDL and/or LPC during years of study and offer a maintenance grant of £6,000 per annum.

  • Banking & finance
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment & pensions
  • Energy
  • Property litigation
  • Real estate
  • Technology
  • Media
  • Telecoms
  • Transport
  • Infrastructure
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7WS
Phone: 020 7242 1212
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 40
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree, both law and non-law
Start salary: £44,000
Sponsorship: GDL/LPC
Starting salary: £44,000
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Energy companies
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Media and TV organisations
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai
  • Muscat
  • San Francisco
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Milton Keynes
  • Watford
  • London
  • Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Help for Heroes
  • LawWorks
  • PILnet (Public Interest Law)
  • PopLaw Clinic
  • Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre
  • The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
  • Whitechapel Mission
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Bright Network
  • Pure Potential
  • Rare Recruitment
  • SEO London
  • Stonewall