Our innovative nature

The Dentons vision is to be the law firm of the future—right now. We are working to reinvent the business of law, capitalizing on new technologies and talent management approaches to better serve our clients.

The legal profession has not benefitted from technology like other professional services industries. We plan to change that. That’s why we created NextLaw Labs, a global collaborative innovation platform focused on developing, deploying, and investing in new technologies and processes to transform the practice of law around the world.

Through NextLaw Labs we are engaging strategic partners from the technology community to build and bring to market new products that will enable us to work better, smarter and with enhanced value for our clients.

In May 2016, Dentons announced plans to disrupt the pay-to-play legal referral industry with its own free, quality-based referral network. Based on a new technology platform, the Nextlaw Global Referral Network is committed to connecting clients with the top talent around the world, and connecting high-quality firms with opportunities everywhere. We know that clients want the right law firm, not the law firm that has paid a fee to be part of a referral network. Members will gain an instant, global footprint through a system that encourages reciprocal referrals.

In addition to this and supporting our innovative nature, in 2019 Dentons introduced our global initiative aimed at encouraging and growing our employees’ talent and career goals.  NextTalent offers a range of innovative programmes focusing on the capabilities needed to be successful in the law  firm of the future.  Bringing  together Dentons focus on innovation and high performance, NextTalent is developing lawyers and professionals across the firm in new ways through leveraging insights from neuroscience, behavioural economics, and new technology that is powering the fourth industrial revolution.  Applying these elements enables lawyers and professionals across the firm to develop and unlock human potential in the digital era.

With Dentons, you will have the unique opportunity to pilot and test new technologies and partake in innovation programmes.

In the news…

Read coverage on Nextlaw Labs, Dentons' collaborative innovation platform, and how it is joining with IBM to help fuel and advance the practice of law.