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.