Dentons' Legal Operations Graduate Programme is an innovative and forward-thinking initiative designed to develop the next leaders in the legal operations field.

Over the course of two years, participants will experience three rotational placements across key operational areas: Legal Project Management, Commercial Analysis and Innovation.

This programme not only offers a comprehensive introduction to key disciplines within legal operations but also provides a pathway to a potential permanent position within our firm, contingent upon business needs and individual performance.

Programme structure

  • Training: The programme begins with a four-week full time course delivered by the University of Law and Positive Pricing, created in collaboration with a consortium of leading law firms. This foundational course provides Graduates with a high-level understanding of the primary legal operations disciplines, an introduction to law, and a valuable opportunity to network with industry peers.
  • Rotational Placements: Graduates will rotate through our Legal Project Management, Pricing and Innovation teams, gaining hands-on experience and contributing to real-world projects.
  • Mentorship and Support: Graduates will receive guidance and mentorship from experienced Legal Operations professionals throughout their rotations, being assigned a 'buddy' to guide them through each rotation.
  • Opportunity for Permanent Role: Graduates demonstrating their skills and value to the team, will have the prospect of securing a permanent position upon completion of the programme.


At Dentons innovation isn’t something that sits in isolation – Dentons rely on everyone to be innovative in order to leverage its position as the world’s largest law firm and continue to grow and improve. Dentons structures itself to identify and implement innovation across all areas of service delivery to its clients.

As a result, Graduates will be expected to collaborate on cutting-edge projects that blend law with technology, process improvement, and creative problem-solving.

Graduates will help design and implement innovative solutions that enhance the firm's services, streamline operations, and deliver quality value to clients. Graduates can expect to experience tasks such as automating legal processes, analysing data to inform strategic decisions and researching emerging legal tech.

Legal Project Management

Great lawyers are able to understand how everything fits together, from managing projects profitably to really getting under the skin of clients and their businesses. It’s not just knowing them, it’s understanding what they stand for and using that insight to inform the delivery approach. During the LPM seat, Graduates will experience a rotational placement where law meets strategy.

Graduates will learn to master the art of managing complex legal projects -planning, executing, and monitoring, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards. Graduates will gain hands-on experience in resource allocation, workflow coordination, and client communication, all while utilising the latest in project management software and methodologies.

Commercial Analysis/Pricing

During a Graduate's Commercial Analysis and Pricing seat they will address the exciting challenge of developing pricing strategies that align with client expectations and firm goals.

Graduates will analyse market trends, forecast financial outcomes, and craft bespoke pricing models that enhance the firm's competitive edge. This seat is the opportunity to blend analytical prowess with commercial acumen. A graduate eager to experience the business of law will be particularly suited to this seat.

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • A recent graduate or soon-to-be graduate with a solid academic record.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams.
  • Commercial awareness and a keen interest in the business aspects of legal service delivery.
  • Great problem-solving abilities and a creative approach to overcoming challenges.
  • The capacity to rapidly assimilate business and legal concepts.
  • Willingness to travel to Dentons' London office as required.

Firm profile

Across over 80 countries, Dentons helps you grow, protect, operate and finance your organization by providing uniquely global and deeply local legal solutions. Polycentric, purpose-driven and committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and sustainability, we focus on what matters most to you.

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