Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Firm snapshot: The DWF training contract

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Firm snapshot: The DWF training contract

For DWF’s full Lex 100 2015/16 profile, see here

DWF is a full-service firm able to boast of highly-regarded employment, private client and insurance litigation teams. The firm has cultivated a ‘strong brand identity’ and now has 12 offices across the UK and Ireland, while its first overseas office opened in Dubai in March 2015. In light of recent success, DWF was named Legal Innovator of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2015.

DWF has 45 trainee places available for 2018. The firm receives 1,500 applications a year, 20% of which are taken forward to the interview stage. The training contract is structured as four six-month seats, and the ‘wide array of departments’ ensures trainees experience an ‘interesting rang of work’.

Recent DWF work has included advising KPMG on the development and lease of its new Manchester office, and advised United Carpets Group on its capital reduction.

The ‘prestigious’ and ‘ambitious’ DWF has attained some impressive scores in The Lex 100 2015/16 survey, including in the vacation scheme, work quality and friendliness categories. Respondents comment favourably on working with ‘high-quality lawyers who are great at training and developing trainees’.

If the firm were a fictional character it would be… Spiderman – looks after the local community and isn’t averse to taking risks.

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