Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Dentons

The Lex 100 verdict on Dentons

The verdict

International and ‘incredibly ambitious’ Dentons attracts prospective trainees looking for a ‘polycentric culture’ and a ‘strong regional practice where you are given London-quality work, without having to do the hours’. Trainees comment that the firm is ‘incredibly ambitious and looking for junior lawyers who were willing to get stuck in’. A trainee adds that ‘the potential growth opportunities are incredible; they are as ambitious as I am’. Described as ‘far-reaching and multi-cultural’, the firm practises a ‘broad spectrum of law, which allows for the opportunity to test the waters’ in different areas during the training contract. Its regional strength in Scotland and in Milton Keynes is applauded. The quality of training is also highly regarded with trainees adding that ‘the firm puts a lot of effort into specific trainee training and making sure you are up to date with industry developments’. Complaints of long hours, outdated offices, slow implementation of agile working, plus competition over international secondment places, are alleviated by the changes being carried out at the firm and its ‘ambition’. A trainee adds, ‘I don’t ever feel like I’m stagnating as there’s a constant push to continue to win work from bigger and better clients’; another highlights the ‘friendliness of colleagues at every level, people seem like they really enjoy being here’. For prospective trainees looking to work on international matters either from London or UK-wide regional offices, with a smaller intake size and a high degree of training and quality of work, Dentons is worth a closer look.