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Careers

As a progressive, innovative global business our people are at the centre of everything we do. We provide a rewarding and fulfilling work environment, with routes to develop and the freedom to grow. Our business thrives on empowering each other to share experience and ideas and our people are valued, recognised, and feel free to be themselves. We use our collective strength to be a force for good in society creating valued relationships with our people, our clients, our communities and our shareholders

Your career with DWF

Lawyer and Paralegal

Take the opportunity to be part of global legal business, with access to outstanding client work by joining us as a lawyer or paralegal.

As part of DWF, you'll have opportunities to work with teams operating internationally, across sectors and geographical boundaries, and have access to the latest legal innovations to support you in the delivery of an outstanding experience for our clients.

We regularly recruit talented individuals with specialist experience to work alongside our clients within the Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy & Industrials, Retail, Food & Hospitality, Public, Technology and Transport sectors, and our practice group teams.

If you want to build an exciting future with one of Europe's most innovative legal businesses, are commercially talented and can demonstrate an ability to apply the law to business at a practical level, then we'd love to hear from you.  

 

Find out more about the lawyer and paralegal roles available

Business Services

Be part of DWF and join us as a business professional. 

We regularly recruit talented individuals to our business service teams, which include, Business Change, Client Development, Facilities, Finance, IT and Secretarial Services.

The business service teams work closely with each other and with the legal teams; they play an integral role in the delivery of a premium service to our clients. 

We offer high levels of responsibility, with a focus on training and development. Our aim is to help you develop in your career to reach your full potential. We are also open and collaborative and are known for our friendly working environment.

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve just started out or have a long career of excellence. We have regular opportunities in all of our offices, and in all teams. 

 

Find out more about the business service roles available

Graduates, Trainees and Apprentices
Kick start your career in an innovative legal business with a genuine supportive culture. Discover more about our graduate recruitment opportunities including trainee recruitment and Business Services Graduate Scheme or view our apprenticeship schemes.
Search opportunities
Visit our vacancy portal to see what career opportunities we currently have available.
   
Recruitment enquiries
Contact our team if you have any enquiries.
   

Find out more about life at DWF

The legal industry is changing and we are setting the pace. Our approach to the delivery of legal services differentiates us as we come together as one global team to provide three core service offerings in a bespoke way for clients.  

We want to work with people who are inspired by the journey we are on. 

Diverse and inclusive culture

At DWF we aim to create an inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work and enable our diversity to truly flourish.
 
Diverse and inclusive culture

Diversity is at the heart of creating a sustainable business. We’re building a stronger business by focusing on the diversity of our teams and this will deliver the best outcome and opportunities for our people, our clients and our communities. Mutual respect and dignity is central to the way we operate. You will be valued and appreciated for who you are and the work you do. 

 

Find out more

Our Values

Our values were created by our people and define who we are and what we stand for.  We live and breathe them in our day-to-day working lives.

 
Our Values
  • Always aim higher - We exceed the expectations of our colleagues and our clients in everything we do.
  • Be better together - We listen, recognise and support each other to protect a diverse and inclusive culture and sustain our business, clients and communities.
  • Disrupt to progress - We embrace change and new ways of working to enhance our performance and our reputation.
  • Keep all promises - By keeping the promises we make to our colleagues and our clients, we build trust, loyalty and credibility.
  • Attend to details - We achieve the best results to complex problems by focusing on simple and effective solutions.

Commitment to our communities

Responsible business practices, diversity and inclusion are integral to our values and culture.
 
Commitment to our communities

We mobilise our collective strength to be a force for good in our local communities. Making a wider contribution to society is central to our culture, whether it's through our association with the DWF Foundation or through opportunities that support initiatives that are important to you. We are always looking for ways we can do better and actively measure and report on our progress.

 

Find out more about the DWF Foundation

Find out more about our responsible business initiatives 

Career and development

DWF provides career and development opportunities for everyone in our business.

 
Career and development
With clients and colleagues located across the world, our collaborative approach creates the perfect opportunity for you to gain broader 'hands on' experience within teams, on projects, secondment opportunities or via our network of mentors. You'll have access to defined career paths and programmes that enable you to thrive and develop both professionally and personally. In addition to more structured learning you'll also have open access to a growing library of self-paced learning. 

Reward and benefits

We want to create a work environment where our people feel appreciated and valued for their efforts and contributions.

 
Reward and benefits
We reward performance and behaviours that reflect our values and promote the success of our business. Our listing on the London Stock Exchange offers our colleagues the opportunity to own a stake in DWF, creating a genuine partnership that enables everyone to benefit from our financial performance. 

We provide a range of benefits that is designed to suit the health and wellbeing, lifestyle, savings and protection needs for you and your family. 

Working environment

We continue to challenge the culture of presenteeism wherever it exists across our business, empowering agile employees to work anywhere, anytime – as long as business needs are met. 
 
Working environment
You will work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that celebrates achievements and promotes a healthy work-life balance.  

Connectivity is essential for building relationships internally and externally - whether this be in one of our locations or via our flexible approach to agile and home working. Working together is a key driver behind our global infrastructure where we think digital first.  We continue to explore innovative ways in which you can maximise flexibility, whilst delivering excellent service.

Excellence

We protect the sustainability and financial health of the business by upholding our policies and procedures, and managing our risk. 
 
Excellence
We are each accountable for the part we play and we want you to have the confidence to ask questions, request help, and raise concerns about issues you feel are important and be assured that they will be addressed. 

Employee Recognition

In 2019, we launched The Rubies, an annual award ceremony that recognises DWF people across the globe who have made a significant contribution during the last year.

 
Employee Recognition

In 2019, we launched The Rubies, an annual award ceremony that recognises DWF people across the globe who have made a significant contribution during the last year.

The Rubie Awards enable our people to identify amongst their colleagues, those who have not only inspired but who have gone above and beyond, as we collectively work towards our purpose of transforming legal services.  

 

Find out more about The Rubies

Clients

Our clients range from FTSE 100 multinational household names to private individuals, from both the public and private sector, from across the globe. 

 
Clients

Our clients range from FTSE 100 multinational household names to private individuals, from both the public and private sector, from across the globe. 

We collaborate closely and establish strong connections, creating a solid platform from which we can help clients to achieve their commercial objectives. We are market leaders in the use of client-tailored technology, including creating and developing bespoke solutions and using data as an opportunity to inform better decisions.

The Clear Company

We use ClearTalents to discover how we might help you feel welcomed, supported and able to do as well as you can when applying to work for us.

 
The Clear Company

We use ClearTalents to discover how we might help you feel welcomed, supported and able to do as well as you can when applying to work for us. 

 

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Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the individuals that apply for positions at DWF.

 
Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the individuals that apply for positions at DWF. Our privacy notice explains how we use the information you submit as part of your application. 

 

View our privacy policy

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Our stories

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Women against adversity never give up

Senior Solicitor Bijal Patel shares her personal story about growing up and entering the legal profession as a woman of colour as part of The Lawyer's Women Against Adversity campaign. 

 
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Change is here to stay

As International Women's Day 2020 approaches, Jonathan Hyde discusses the change in gender roles both at home and at work.

 
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A Passage to Diversity

Sahar Farooqi has recently received the ‘Achievements in Law’ prize at the Annual British Muslim Awards. In this blog he talks about the importance of diversity in the legal profession.

 
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The World's Big Sleep Out

A team from DWF recently took part in The World's Big Sleep Out to to help raise money for homeless and displaced people around the world. Joanne Frew recounts the challenges of an evening sleeping rough.

 

Contact us

If you would like to talk about career opportunities, or have a general careers query, please get in touch with a member of our team by using the details below or filling in the 'Get in touch' form.

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