Associate TMT - Glasgow

North Lanarkshire
20 Sep 2019
14 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Purpose of role

Due to significant instructions from existing clients, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a bright and ambitious Associate 0-3 YRS PQE with non-contentious technology, outsourcing and general commercial experience to join our highly talented and award-winning Glasgow TMT department. They will be working with one of the UK's top TMT teams, band 1 ranked in technology and telecoms, commercial contracts and data protection, and will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most innovative work in the field, supported by our team of over 50 colleagues.

You will have the opportunity to work with household names such as Argos, EDF Energy, Homebase, John Lewis, Network Rail, Royal Mail, Sainsbury's, Total, and Virgin Group. We also advise central government following our successful re-appointment to the Government's Crown Commercial Services panel, and applicants will have an opportunity should they wish to get involved in some of the largest, most innovative technology and commercial procurements in the UK.

This is a great opportunity to join one of the leading TMT teams in the UK with genuine career development prospects.


You will be given the opportunity to work across a diverse range of types of work across different sectors including TMT, Defence, Retail, Government, Energy. We are also very strong in payments and fintech work in the Financial Services sector, and you will have the chance to be involved in that type of work if you wish.

Our approach is to create a supportive environment by working collaboratively as part of a team servicing particular clients or sectors. You will be involved in a mixture of technology and commercial deals, some large where you are working as part of a team, and others where you will be able to operate with a greater degree of independence.

The department has a strong teamwork ethic and a first class client management approach. It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing personally and professionally. A determination to deliver high-quality focused services to our clients is essential, as is maintaining and developing client relationships.

Successful candidates will be people with energy and enthusiasm who want to join one of the top teams in the country, working hard to providing the highest levels of client service whilst at the same time valuing having fun being part of a supportive and collegiate team.

Required experience, skills and attributes

Candidates are expected to have technology awareness
Having experience working on similar work for sophisticated clients is desired
Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability
Dedicated to exceptional client service
Excellent business development ability
Strong problem solving and decision making skills, coupled with good business awareness
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrate initiative and drive and take control of own career development
You will be a team player and sociable

The firm

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 recognized 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. .

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and encouraging diversity. This is right for our staff and for our business.

Our promotion of diversity helps us achieve our aims: by creating and maintaining a firm-wide culture of inclusion, the unique talents and potential of all our workforce can be recognised, encouraged and supported.

Diversity and Inclusion are becoming increasingly important to our clients and many now seek appropriate assurance that we match their own corporate aspirations in this regard.

We are proud that in the Firm's most recent staff engagement survey 78% of respondents felt that we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences and that everyone is given equal opportunities for career development.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

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