FAQs — The place to find all the answers.
Do I need a certain degree to apply? add
We accept all degree disciplines to our London and Milton Keynes opportunities. For Scotland you need to be studying a Scots Law Degree.
We do not hire from a certain list or type of university, and encourage applications no matter where you are studying.
Do you require minimum A Level grades? add
We generally look for a strong performance at A-Level (ABB), but consider every application we receive in context and holistically. If you feel you can submit a strong application even if you do not meet these grades we encourage you to apply.
We also encourage you to include mitigating circumstances if relevant.
Can I still apply if I have a 2:2 or my A Levels fall below the minimum requirement? add
Yes, we review every form we receive and view your achievements in context and holistically.
If you feel you can submit a strong application we encourage you to apply.
Do you look at applications on a rolling basis? add
Yes, we do, and we would recommend and encourage you to apply as soon as you feel ready. However we do review every application we receive up to the deadline.
Where should I study my GDL/LPC/SQE/Diploma? add
We ask our future trainees to attend BPP for the GDL, LPC and SQE. BPP has a wide choice of geographical locations and you are free to apply to any of these centres.
If you are completing before receiving an offer you can complete with any university.
For the Diploma we can support you studying at any university.
Where should I study my diploma? add
Our future trainees can choose to study their diploma at their preferred choice of institution across Scotland.
Do you pay fees and grants for law school? add
If you accept our offer of a training contract prior to starting your GDL, LPC or diploma, we will pay the full GDL, LPC or diploma fees for your future studies. Unfortunately, we are unable to reimburse fees for those who have already completed the GDL, LPC or diploma.
For those who have accepted our offer of a training contract, for each year of actual study we also offer a maintenance grant:
- £6,000 per annum in Scotland
- £6,000 per annum outside of London
- £8,000 per annum in London
Are there opportunities to do a seat in your global offices or with a client? add
Yes, there is the opportunity to undertake a seat in another Dentons office.
We also offer several client secondments in each seat. Client secondments are invaluable for learning about how our clients operate and a great chance to experience at first hand a practical business context.
How many trainees do you take on? add
We normally take up to 24 trainees for London, up to 7 for Milton Keynes and 12 for our Scotland offices.
Do you offer vacation schemes or work experience in your global offices? add
Please visit the relevant careers web page for the office that you are interested in to find out more about opportunities in our global offices.
Do you accept applications from candidates who are not eligible to work in the UK and who require sponsorship? add
Yes, we will accept applications from candidates requiring a work permit and support them through the visa application process.