Senior Associate

Date: 23 Jun 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Dentons

Department/Division: Dispute Resolution 
Duration: Permanent
Location: UK
PQE: 3+
Reports to: Partner
Direct Reports: None
Type of Role: Hybrid 

Reference no: 6042

The Department 

Dentons' Environment team is a market leading team advising across all areas of Environment and ESG, Climate Change, Sustainability, Health and Safety and product liability. 

The team serves a prestigious client base including large multinationals such as bp, Amazon, BASF, Motorola, and Stagecoach, as well as private equity and institutional investor clients. The team also advises HM Government departments including Defra and the Department for Transport. The team offers an exciting mix of work covering transactional and advisory work as well as contentious matters including regulatory and criminal defence work. 

The Environment team is ranked Band 1 in Chambers for Environment, and is widely regarded as one of the top tier environment practices in the country.  


The team sits within a wider Regulatory and Investigations group in the Disputes Division of Dentons. 


The Role 

We are looking for an enthusiastic lawyer to join the Environment team to serve an increase in workload. 

Drawing upon the industry knowledge and strength of our international practice, you will gain unparalleled experience and play a fundamental role in building the practice. You can expect a varied workload with lots of responsibility and opportunity to build your own client relationships. The team's current case load includes advisory work on new legislation such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, regulatory defence work including environmental and health and safety prosecutions, as well as transactional work on large complex cross border transactions.

This is an exciting and challenging role and an excellent opportunity for an associate, who is passionate about progressing their career within a global firm and in supporting the ongoing growth of the practice.


Required experience, skills, and attributes


  • English law legal knowledge gained within a top-tier city firm.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Experience and knowledge in at least some of the following:
    • Environmental law;
    • ESG and sustainability; 
    • Health and Safety;
    • Human rights and social compliance;
    • Non financial reporting and disclosure; 
    • Climate change and carbon trading;
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence.
  • Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability.


Required experience, skills, and attributes


  • Takes responsibility for own work.
  • Is dedicated to exceptional client service.
  • Has a keen interest in business development and demonstrates market focus.
  • Strong financial, commercial and business awareness.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills.
  • Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development, enthusiastic about learning new skills.
  • Strong team working skills.

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




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