Our people are all different, but they’re all challengers in their own right and they have their own story to tell.
I wanted to stay in the countryside, do the big client work and actually have a notable impact. Dentons, Milton Keynes office, was the obvious choice. I love feeling part of the team and working in an increasingly innovative environment. It’s an exciting place to be!
There aren’t any other firms that offer London quality work outside of the capital. I have access to everything that commercial firms in the city offer, without the tedious commute.
The training has been the best. Honestly, I wouldn’t change it for anything, you learn something new every single day. Good work is rewarded and I feel invested in. I’m living out my dream job, and I can feel myself becoming the best version of myself with the help of my supervisor and the support of my team.
Working at the biggest law firm in the world brings the scale of work to match. It also brings the support. I’ve had great supervisors, who despite being busy lawyers, always find time to answer my questions. There’s always someone there to help and that counts for a lot.
The international reach at Dentons struck me as unique, and inspired me to stay after I qualify. The work I do makes me feel challenged, but I never feel like I’m tackling tasks alone. The firm’s forward-thinking and evolving model means you get access to such a range of cases from the moment you start.
I had three major boxes to tick when it came to choosing a firm: innovation, international work and training. Dentons excelled across all three, so it was a no brainer. I knew I’d be learning from some of the most experienced and celebrated legal staff.
There’s a strong sense of ambition and an ability to go beyond expectations (and your office). Training is there to make use of. It’s for you to benchmark skills you’d like to gain. There’s so much for you to get involved with, and it all really helps when it comes to application.
Dentons want you to bring your full self to work. There’s no putting on a front or trying to be something that you’re not. They value individuals, and you have a say in what your training and career development looks like.
For me, Dentons was really new on the Scottish scene when I applied. The polycentric approach really appealed to me as a way to build knowledge and get stuck into international work. I’ve been able to be myself and can see what my future could look like here.