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Scott Buchanan

Trainee Solicitor

I was attracted to a career in law by the idea of being able to help individuals and businesses better themselves, and to help them find creative solutions to meet their needs. I really didn't think there was a better way to do this than a career in law.

The culture at Dentons is very supportive and accepting, there truly is a one team approach to everything and anything we do. Everyone within the firm is very approachable and is more than happy to take time to answer your questions and give you feedback. It truly is a great learning environment. You pick up so much so quickly with the feedback and support on offer.

As I progress through my training contract, I'm most looking forward to experiencing different practice areas and building my knowledge of the law and, most importantly, finding out which area of law I want to qualify in. At the same time, I look forward to making friends and building networks along the way.

In applying for a training contract with Dentons, I would honestly just be yourself. Everybody can research the firm and provide information on the firm which is of course important to show you are commercially aware, but you need to make sure your personality shines through as well. This is how you stand out from the crowd and will stand you in good stead in securing a training contract with Dentons.