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Dentons Supported Hiring

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Location: Milton Keynes and Glasgow

Programme: Supported Hiring into permanent roles (full time, flexible working and part time roles available)

Start date: Flexible

Application deadline: 15 July 2020 (extended)

Dentons is delighted to be partnering with Women Returners to offer permanent, flexible opportunities enabling legal professionals who have taken an extended career break to return to their professional careers. Successful candidates who have taken a career break for 18 months+ will receive return to work coaching from Women Returners, internal mentoring, a buddy, and focused training to support your return to Dentons.

This is an exciting time to join Dentons as they form two new dedicated teams within Real Estate and Commercial Contracts with a single client focus, providing greater certainty and flexibility of working hours. The roles will provide the opportunity to work with one client as a core part of its legal function, enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of the client’s business and a closer working relationship with the client’s in-house team.

Opportunities Available

Given the extensive nature of their client’s business and its innovative and dynamic approach, the work will undoubtedly be varied, challenging, and engaging. This is a unique opportunity which will also see you working directly with the client giving advice and answering questions.

Real Estate – Glasgow and Milton Keynes

Within the commercial Real Estate team, the work will encompass all aspects of their commercial real estate portfolio, including leases, land and title investigation, estate management and supporting on major projects or high-profile transactions. The dedicated team is being set up in Glasgow/Milton Keynes to support this work, which will work alongside their Band 1 ranked Real Estate (RE) team as well as the client’s in-house legal function.

Dentons is looking for:

  • Lawyers of all levels with general commercial real estate experience, particularly within the retail sector or on large portfolios
  • Paralegal professionals – whilst real estate experience would be preferred it is not essential.

Commercial Contracts – Glasgow

Within the Commercial Contracts team, the work will encompass commercial contracts, technology, and outsourcing agreements, third party supplier arrangements and other contracts relating to its business operations. The dedicated team is being set up in Glasgow to support this work, which will work alongside their Band 1 ranked Technology, Media, and Telecoms (TMT) team as well as the client’s in-house legal function.

Dentons is looking for:

  • Lawyers of all levels with general commercial contracts, technology/outsourcing and intellectual property experience
  • Paralegal professionals with commercial contracts experience.

Personal Attributes

Along with the professional experience listed above, Dentons is looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • Dedicated to exceptional client service
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills, coupled with good business awareness
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and drive
  • You will be a team player and sociable
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to prioritise and multi-task, particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • A methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy

Why Dentons?

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognised by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Essential to their success as a global law firm is their ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. Dentons partnered with Women Returners as part of the Returners to Financial Services, Legal and FinTech cross-company programme in Scotland and they have experienced first-hand the benefits of bringing returning talent into their organisation. They want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and they have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

Dentons undertake and support several internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and they encourage all their partners and staff to get involved.

How to Apply

Click on the role you are interested in and follow the link to apply by submitting your CV. Please include that you found out about the role via Women Returners:

Lawyer, Commercial

Lawyer, Real Estate

Paralegal, Commercial

Paralegal, Real Estate

The closing date for applications is 15th July 2020.

For any questions regarding the roles, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com