We want everyone at the business, whether lawyer, support staff or central administration, to understand how their role contributes to the firm’s vision and strategy. How they fit in to our business. 

We encourage everyone to ‘go further’ with regular training and development opportunities, annual and half year performance and development reviews and regular updates on the business’s performance and any big or transformational projects. 

We create a strong sense of listening, consultation and responsiveness across the firm. Seeking views and ideas at every opportunity. Acting on them and demonstrating that opinions, feedback and challenge count and make a difference. Projects and firm-wide initiatives involve champions and representatives from across the business. We encourage long-term collaborative relationships internally and externally through forums, roundtables and networking events. Learning and development is broad and easily accessible for all.

Importantly, we recognise that to attract and retain the best people we need to think beyond just money, thinking creatively about benefits, policies and working practices that are focused on enabling everyone to do the best job they can. Whether that means dress down Friday or our Health & Wellbeing programme.

Trainee Stories

Our trainees, past and present, talk about their experiences and what life is really like at DWF.

Orla Miller Photo

Orla Miller
Second year trainee, Glasgow office
Read about Orla's experience as a trainee at DWF in a variety
of different departments. 

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Joseph Hui 

Joseph Hui
First year trainee, London office
Find out how Joseph embarked upon a career in law after
a successful career in physiotherapy. 

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 Agata Platek

Agata Platek
Second year trainee, Manchester office
Read about Agata’s exciting opportunity to complete
a secondment with one of our prestigious clients. 

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 Sophie Doyle

Sophie Doyle
Newly qualified solicitor, Birmingham office
Find out more about Sophie’s experience with qualification
and how she is finding life after her training contract.

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