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Dentons Returner Programme

Location: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Sector: Legal

Programme: 16 week paid returnship (part of Finance, Legal & FinTech Returners Scotland]

Women Returners is partnering with Dentons in Scotland, with the aim of helping qualified Lawyers to re-enter the legal profession after a career break. This is the first programme of its type for the legal industry in Scotland, and Dentons is proud to be part of such an important initiative.

Who is Dentons?

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm and combined with the leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens in November 2017. This merger has resulted in a unique offering to the Scottish legal market where they have local expertise and a global reach. Following the merger, they are on the lookout to find new talent across their offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Why Choose Dentons?

These are exciting times at Dentons for anyone looking to join them. The range of clients they work with is impressive and if you are looking for high quality work, they offer that. They are friendly and supportive; all new joiners are allocated a buddy to help settle in. Dentons offers a comprehensive set of development programmes which enable their people to access the best training to enhance their career.  If you are ambitious, there are lots of opportunities to reach your career goals. In return they offer a competitive salary, as well as great flexible benefits package.

What makes Dentons different?

Dentons operates globally with single headquarters and with no dominant national culture. They are diverse in terms of geography, language and nationalities, and proudly offer their clients talent from diverse backgrounds with deep experience in every legal tradition in the world. What this means for their people is working with colleagues in different countries and often being part of international assignments. They also have long established relationships with high profile clients whose businesses operate mainly in Scotland.

What are they looking for?

You will be a qualified Lawyer/Associate who has taken a career break for 12+ months, and are looking to re-enter the legal profession. They are keen to gain applications from women who have experience in the following areas;

Edinburgh – Corporate, Energy Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) and Banking & Finance

Glasgow – Real Estate, TMT.

However if your specialism is not listed above please do apply as their area for demand is fluid.

They are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

To Apply

Apply by going to their Career Website: Click Here

Closing date for applications is 30 September at 23.59 (extended).

With any questions relating to Dentons, they are happy have an open conversation. Please contact Nicola.Cunningham@Dentons.com, or by phone 0131 228 7052.
With any questions regarding the overall programme, please contact hazel@womenreturners.com

Diversity & Inclusion

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and encouraging diversity. This is right for their staff and for their business. Their promotion of diversity helps them achieve their aims: by creating and maintaining a firm-wide culture of inclusion, the unique talents and potential of all their workforce can be recognised, encouraged and supported.

Diversity and Inclusion are becoming increasingly important to their clients and many now seek appropriate assurance that they match their own corporate aspirations in this regard. They are proud that in the Firm’s most recent staff engagement survey 78% of respondents felt that they have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences and that everyone is given equal opportunities for career development.

Equal Opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all.  If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell them as soon as possible.  They will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.