We’re in virtually every corner of the globe, and we’re proud of every member of our team.
Being Dentons means not being restricted by geography. Our polycentric approach gives us the vantage point to champion everything that makes our people, them. It works both ways. Connecting us to our clients at their level, where and when they want it.
Diversity & Inclusion Enthusiasts welcome add
We value the diverse perspectives and experiences you bring, whilst we see inclusivity as an active responsibility we all share. At Dentons we welcome Diversity & Inclusion enthusiasts who can help create the diverse and inclusive culture needed in order to challenge the status quo in the legal market, innovate for our clients and ensure all our talented people reach their full potential.
Diversity & Inclusion is sponsored by our CEO, Paul Jarvis, and shaped by our people via our diversity networks:
- Inspire – men, women and non-binary people championing gender equality
- GLOW – our LGBT+ network recognised in the Stonewall Top 100
- Black Professionals Network – focused on the inclusion of black and minority ethnic professionals
- Fusion – our Asian professionals network
- Parents and Carers Network – supporting family life in all its guises
- My Healthy Balance – supporting our mental health and wellbeing
Corporate Social Responsibility add
Success is seeing gain differently. It’s not about you and it’s not always about us either. Blurring the lines. Moving away from personal or business benefit. Helping the community, and adding a dimension to your career. Doing good feels good.
Take our lawyers and trainee solicitors in the UK and the Middle East as an example. They contributed 17,000 hours to pro bono and non-legal volunteering this year. Now that’s a lot of time for a good cause.
It’s not just time that our people donated, our Social Committees, based in each UK office, collectively fundraised £73,502 for our nominated charities of the year.
Our regional offices have their own part to play too. From breakfast events and charity fundraising right through to mentorship and community work, our teams are giving back.
CSR Example: Pop Law Clinic
Together with LawWorks, Dentons set up the first Poplaw clinic in January 2006. The drop-in clinics offers free legal advice to individuals who may not otherwise be able to access or afford it.
- Over 17,500 Hours of free legal advice
- 6500 Clients
- £7.8 million in chargeable time
Out of hours add
It’s not all work. Once you’ve found your feet, you can get involved with the full calendar of social activities. From 5 a side football to dragon boat racing, right through to the Dentons Choir, there’s a challenge with your name on. Our Social Committee also organises an annual calendar of events, including spring balls, Christmas fairs, cheese and wine evenings, and our very own bake off.
Here at Dentons, innovation isn’t something that sits in isolation – we believe it comes from everywhere and from everyone, and it is critical to our position as the world’s largest law firm. We structure ourselves to identify and implement innovation across all areas of service delivery to our clients.
All of our lawyers are expected to spend time working and engaging with innovation. We have innovation gatekeepers and a dedicated charge code, which lawyers can allocate up to 50 hours per year to innovation projects.
It’s no different for our Apprentices. We expect you to allocate time to innovation projects and take part in pilot tests of technologies and modules that help the way we work and develop as a forward-thinking Firm, including AI, Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain and design thinking.