ETI Associate

Employer
Dentons
Location
Scotland
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Energy, Travel & Tourism
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

The department

Our Infrastructure & Government group is one of the largest of any firm in the UK.

The team located in Scotland forms an integral and seamless part of an award winning practice, giving members of the team the opportunity to advise on market leading transactions throughout our core sectors.

On Energy matters, the team are at the forefront of the energy transition revolution, working with developers, funders, multi-lateral agencies, contractors and governments to provide innovative advice and insight to clients and helping equip businesses with effective solutions across the energy sector, from transactional and regulatory advice to political guidance and dispute resolution. We also work closely with clients in the traditional power and oil & gas sectors on their net zero programmes, and entry into new sectors such as Hydrogen.

On Transport and Infrastructure matters, the team combines a deep expertise with sophisticated marketplace knowledge. We are active in all infrastructure sectors across the UK and internationally including rail, airports, health, education, roads, bridges and tunnels, prisons, public buildings, housing, water, wastewater, waste, defence and telecoms projects, acting for the full spectrum of stakeholders.

Our role advising the UK Government puts us at the heart of projects that impact the UK's economy where we act for a wide range of government departments including BEIS, Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, Department for Transport and MOD

The team is also a market leader in the UK PFI/PPP sector.  We work on the full lifespan of these projects, and in recent times have been very busy on project variations, extensions  and restructurings, as well as the handing back of public assets from project companies to government bodies.

Key clients of the team include: 3i Infrastructure, Dalmore Capital, Network Rail, Stagecoach, the World Bank, UK Government, Ofwat, Aggreko, Statkraft, Vattenfall, Envac and Scottish National Investment Bank.

Purpose of role

We currently have a vacancy for an ambitious Associate to join our team in Scotland.  You can expect to work with an interesting variety of both private and public sector clients, working on a range of transactions across the market.  Most of our work relates to projects in the UK and Ireland, however there may be some opportunities to work on international projects.

Given the size of our client base there may also be secondment opportunities for team members.

This is a unique opportunity to grow and develop your career within a supportive team.

Training

Our development programme supports both personal and professional development and enables our people to fulfil their potential. Our flexible career framework sets out the various career paths available to you and our 'learning at Dentons' framework provides high-quality, tailored training, support and practical experience for people at all levels in both core legal and commercial areas.

Required experience, skills and attributes

Technical Skills

  • Outstanding academic record 
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence
  • Ability to absorb and to draft detailed contractual documentation

Personal attributes

  • Is dedicated to exceptional client service
  • Good business development instincts
  • Willingness to learn about the markets we operate in
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates good judgement and resilience skills
  • Willingness to work on a wide range of transactions across all of our areas of practice

The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons has been named in the Acritas Global Brand Elite Index 2021 as the second best known law firm and the third most favoured law firm, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognised by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service.  www.dentons.com.

The Dentons Culture

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.  By building an organization that has a culture of change, that embraces new ideas, processes, and people, we offer the ideal platform for the successful candidate to develop their legal and commercial skill set and take their career to the next level.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

 

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com – Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.

Company

Looking for a firm where you can realise your potential and build a rewarding career? Then apply yourself at Dentons.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with more than 12,000 lawyers and professionals. It is a force for innovation and change in the commercial legal market today.

The legal profession is changing rapidly and Dentons is leading the way in advancing change for the benefit of clients. We are driven to challenge the status quo, delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value to our clients in new and innovative ways.

Global and local market forces are rapidly changing the practice of law. Clients expect high-quality, seamless service delivered faster, cheaper and better everywhere. Globalisation and the corresponding desire to protect cultural identity are creating challenges and opportunities for law firms around the world. By joining Dentons, you can help us meet these challenges.

Our vision is to be the law firm of the future, right now. Our strategy is to grow, integrate and reinvent our business. You have the opportunity to help build the law firm of the future and be a part of the strategy that gets us there.

Who do we hire?

One of the things that makes Dentons unique is our polycentric approach: we have no one global headquarters and no dominant national culture. That means that, here in the UK and Ireland, we have colleagues performing all functions of the Firm. We not only hire qualified lawyers and other fee earners, but also the full suite of business support professionals.

Our UK and Ireland core values are important to us – "Always Human", "Stronger Together", "Here to Win". This helps to shape our culture and how we work with each other, our clients and our communities.

At Dentons, we believe that inclusion and diversity are essential to the success and strength of the Firm and the quality of our advice to, and representation of, our clients. We are committed to providing a flexible environment where everyone respects, supports and learns from our collective skills, talents and differences. By attracting, supporting, promoting and retaining individuals from all backgrounds, inclusive of race, ethnicity, faith, religion or spiritual beliefs, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, abilities, social perspective and other characteristics, we create a dynamic and inclusive work environment that is critical to our success. You can read more about what we are doing to achieve this on our Inclusion & Diversity pages.

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively. If you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please contact recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

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

Why should you join the Firm?

We provide innovative solutions to our clients by attracting, retaining and developing the best talent. At Dentons, you will develop your skills and knowledge in an open and supportive environment. You will be both stretched and challenged. You will experience an international network that fosters a collegiality unmatched at other firms.

We are proud of the achievements of our Firm members, both professionally and within our wider communities.

Helping our clients prosper and grow is what Dentons is all about. We focus on meeting the evolving needs of our clients in virtually every sector. We care about the long-term success of each one of our clients and strive to build a trust-based partnership.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to develop their potential fully and, therefore, provide support, training and encouragement to members of staff at all levels. Our award-winning Talent & Development team has access to a wealth of resources to support you throughout your career at Dentons. With these, and our formal developmental packages, we will help you to achieve your career goals.

What benefits and support are available?

Dentons understands the need to retain quality employees, which is why the Firm offers a huge range of employee benefits. From health insurance and critical illness cover, to gym membership and income protection, employees and their loved ones are well looked after at Dentons. Dentons has an in-house counsellor and fully trained mental health first aiders.

In light of the increasing numbers of working parents with dependent children, and other caring responsibilities, Dentons provides support for loved ones through a Parents & Carers network and resources such as My Family Care and Cityparents.

Where in the UK and Ireland are we based?

We have offices across the UK: London, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Glasgow and Aberdeen and also in Dublin, Ireland. In addition, a growing number of our roles are for remote workers based anywhere in the UK. The description of each position details where the successful hire can be based.

The way we work

At Dentons the way we work is built on trust, empowerment and all round flexibility. With diversity at our core, our approaches to work are as varied as we are. We support our staff to be their best selves, helping them make the right choices in where and how we work in order to deliver the very highest level of service to our clients, ensuring we are able to carry out our roles in their widest sense to support our teams, our personal development and our own preferences.

We have worked with, and listened to, all of our employees and now have three recognized ways of working. These categories are as follows;

Office based - Office based workers are those who need to be in the office every day as their physical presence is intrinsically linked to their specific role, this applies to a small proportion of our workforce/teams.

Virtual workers – Our virtual workers have no need to attend an office and as such, are fully remote. We have successfully implemented this model across both our Legal Delivery Centre and ARC real estate teams. Members of these teams are provided with all necessary equipment and an allowance to create a workspace in their own home and won't be expected to come to an office. At the moment all virtual workers must be in the based in UK.

Hybrid workers – For the majority of our workforce we have implemented a hybrid model whereby there is no minimum (or maximum) number of days they must work from an office location. Instead we give them the freedom to decide with their team how efficiently and effectively they can deliver the best service to our clients, work with our colleagues and progress their own personal development whilst recognizing the need to adjust plans where circumstances require. Each hybrid worker is given an allowance to create a workspace in their own home.

At Dentons, we are always open to improvement and challenging ourselves so should you have a current way of working that is different to our model then please let us know at the application stage and we would love to discuss it with you!

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Location
One Fleet Place
London
EC4M 7RA
United Kingdom
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