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Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Dentons


Department: Operations 
Duration: Permanent 
Location: London 
Reports to: enior Librarian Head of Library Services 

The Role


  • To work on the Enquiry Desk to offer research services and support for fee earners and business services teams in all UK, Ireland and Middle East offices
  • To train and support library users, in legal and other research skills
  • To perform administrative duties, alongside other members of the Library team, to keep the information resources up to date and ready for use
  • Producing current awareness for library users
  • Selecting and presenting materials for the compilation of the Library's Daily Bulletin current awareness service
  • Emailing the contents of electronic journals
  • Press alerts using LexisNexis NewsDesk
  • Other current awareness as required
  • Managing journal subscriptions
  • Hardcopy and online journals, managing renewals and access, negotiating prices where needed
  • Training library users
  • Preparing and delivering interactive training for new trainees and Paralegals (in small and large groups, remotely or face to face) using a variety of learning methods
  • Preparing and delivering interactive training for new Solicitor Apprentices
  • Preparing and delivering training for other library users as and when required
  • Updating research guidance, held on Prezi
  • Updating library portal pages, using SharePoint, as needed
  • Cataloguing library materials
  • Project work as needed
  • To perform other duties as and when necessary due to holiday or sickness of other members of the team


Required experience, skills, and attributes


  •  2+ years' experience of enquiry/research work in a law firm or corporate environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of main legal and commercial research databases
  • Comfortable with technology and able to help others
  • Library/information graduate level qualification 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to interact positively and advocate for the library within the firm at all levels 
  • Excellent team player and able to work well under pressure
  • Methodical approach to work, with strong attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • Professional and enthusiastic attitude


Important update regarding job applications: As part of programme of continued global investment in our people, the Firm switched to a new job application system on February 20th 2023.This role was posted previously using the this reference number: AH1904. If you had applied already to this post, your receipt of application email would state this reference number. You do not need to apply again. The team will review your application in due course.If you have any questions you cancontact the team at if you require any assistance.

Firm Profile

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.


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. Inclusion and Diversity


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. During the application process, any applicant has the opportunity to tell us about any adjustments they may require during the application process. 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



If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email – Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.


Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CVs sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.