London Qualified Solicitor

Opportunities For You

Making a lateral move is an important decision, and although there are many firms to consider, we think that the opportunities Dechert offers are distinctive and compelling.

Yes, we have interesting and challenging matters. What’s more is that we aim to give associates real responsibility from the outset. Early responsibility is a hallmark of Dechert’s philosophy. We provide extensive training and mentoring so you can develop and hone the skills that are essential to your practice. Contact with clients and partners is frequent and meaningful. Our culture emphasizes a commitment to excellence and a collegial and collaborative environment. Our lawyers enjoy working with one another, and it shows. That makes a difference. 


Dechert welcomes inquiries from qualified lawyers at all levels who would like to join our London office's world class practices.

If you would like to be considered as a lateral candidate, please send your CV and a covering letter to the recruitment team at 

Note To Recruitment Agencies: Recruitment agencies should feel free to enquire about openings and opportunities. However, we will not accept candidate introductions from any recruitment agency unless a fee agreement is in effect prior to the introduction. Please contact us at for more information.

Legal Training

We invest heavily in training and development. Programmes in every department cover both the development of core knowledge and updating our lawyers in the latest developments.

We also offer programmes to develop a wide range of legal and business skills including drafting, negotiation, transaction management, financial analysis, networking, presentation skills and writing for the press. We encourage our lawyers to develop an understanding of the commercial issues affecting the industries we serve, and invite leading figures from client companies or industry bodies to speak to our lawyers about the commercial issues that underpin our legal work.

Learn more about Associate Development at Dechert


Benefits include free permanent health and life assurance, company pension scheme, a subsidised staff cafe and interest-free season-ticket loans. Holiday entitlement is 28 days per annum.

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