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Our company in a nutshell

We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. 


Like us, our clients recognise that the world is changing fast and the old rules no longer apply. That's why we're always finding agile ways to tackle new challenges together. But we don't simply claim to be different. We prove it through every detail of our work, across every level. We go beyond conventions and expectations. 


We have 2,750 employees in 43 offices across four continents.


Join us on the journey.


Life at DWF

We want everyone at the business, whether a lawyer, support staff or central administration, to understand how their role contributes to the firm's vision and strategy. How they fit into our business.


We encourage everyone to 'go further' with regular training and development opportunities, annual and half year performance and development reviews and regular updates on the business's performance and any big or transformational projects.


We create a strong sense of listening, consultation and responsiveness across the firm. Seeking views and ideas at every opportunity. Acting on them and demonstrating that opinions, feedback and challenge count and make a difference. Projects and firm-wide initiatives involve champions and representatives from across the business. We encourage long-term collaborative relationships internally and externally through forums, roundtables and networking events. Learning and development is broad and easily accessible for all.


Importantly, we recognise that to attract and retain the best people we need to think beyond just money, thinking creatively about benefits, policies and working practices that are focused on enabling everyone to do the best job they can. Whether that means dress down Friday or our Health & Wellbeing programme.


Graduates at DWF


We're ambitious, innovative and authentic. We're focused on business results, not just legal advice. And as a trainee solicitor you will play a fundamental role in helping us achieve our ambitious targets.


DWF is a legal business with a truly unique approach. We have been on an exciting journey and have strategically placed ourselves as one of the top national legal businesses and our ambitions don't stop there. We have an exciting international reach, allowing you the chance to work with clients from across the globe.


Trainee Solicitor Programme


When we offer you a training contract it's because we believe in you. We're offering more than just the title of a 'trainee solicitor' we're offering you the opportunity to develop yourself into a commercially focused professional who will help drive our clients businesses forward.


We're looking for talented, commercially minded individuals who are not only committed to a career in law, but who get excited by how business and commerce work.  


Vacation Scheme


The best way to understand what makes DWF different - our culture and the work we do - is to experience it for yourself. Our two-week vacation schemes give you the chance to work with partners, associates and trainees on live legal matters. 


Open days


It's as much about you choosing us as it is about us choosing you. That's why DWF invites students into our offices to meet our people and learn more about the firm. 


Brand Ambassadors


Our latest Brand Ambassador team are busy keeping you updated with the latest events and are sharing their knowledge of DWF on a university campus near you. Are you interested in becoming a DWF brand ambassador?  


For more information download our Graduate Recruitment Brochure.


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