Your career, salary and benefits

A career in law

If you are considering a career in law, you will need to decide whether you want to become a solicitor or a barrister.

In very simple and general terms, a barrister appears in court and a solicitor works in a law firm. A solicitor is usually referred to as a lawyer.

At Dentons, our lawyers provide expert advice to clients across many different areas of commercial law, from advising banks on large business transactions to reviewing deeds on high-value residential properties. The work of our dispute resolution practice ranges from large-scale corporate insolvencies right through to personal bankruptcies.

Maintaining strong client relationships and winning new business is also an important part of the work our lawyers do. Our lawyers must understand the client’s business and market in which it operates and be able to offer clear advice and expertise.

Our focus is on our clients and understanding their needs. Attention to detail, good communication, and an ability to analyse information are just some of the skills that our lawyers use on a daily basis.

Salary and benefits

You will earn a competitive starting salary of £18,000 which will increase as you progress through the apprenticeship programme.

On top of that, you will receive 24 days’ holiday per year and enjoy numerous benefits – and you’ll get to choose the ones that best fit your lifestyle. Examples of some of the benefits are:

  • £25 per month towards membership of a sports club.
  • Buy or sell up to four days holiday.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Income protection.
  • Life assurance.
  • Personal pension – you select your contribution level and Dentons will match your contribution up to 5% of your salary.

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