Associate - Banking & Finance

Practice Group: Corporate Services

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent – full time

Associate - Banking & Finance




Associate Solicitors - Banking & Finance – UK Wide

For DWF's high profile, market leading banking team, we are seeking to recruit a number of Associates who will support the international and national banking group working with a number of specialist banking teams across DWF business.

The Banking & Finance Team advises financial institutions (in various roles including senior, mezzanine and junior), funds and corporate clients (including borrowers and sponsors) both nationally and internationally. 

Transactions span a wide-ranging spectrum of banking and finance work and asset classes including corporate lending, general banking, leverage and structured finance, real estate and project finance, energy and structured asset finance, asset-based lending, fund finance, debt loan transactions and restructuring work. 

The practice differentiates themselves (from competitors) through their commercial approach, exceptional client service and by ensuring that all team members can access and participate in high-quality work from and with clients operating across a variety of business and asset sectors. 

Such service is underpinned by a supportive, collaborative and collegiate working environment (at all levels of the team) which is a cornerstone of the well-established and fast developing DWF Banking & Finance practice. We will consider candidates who have upwards of 2 years' qualified experience and we offer genuine opportunities for career development whilst working with senior members of the team who want colleagues and team members to succeed.


The breath of our clients and the structured and complex nature of the work means we develop and train Associates who are able to deal difficult legal and/or commercial issues quickly and effectively therefore enabling them to develop as important members of the team. A successful candidate will have a good and tangible experience of transactional banking (both lender and borrower) and specialism in a particular area will not be seen as a negative. You will be able to demonstrate technical and commercial expertise with the ability to deliver excellent product and advice delivered within required time frames. 

Are you interested in joining a banking practice with a growing international footprint, with excellent career prospects whilst developing your legal and commercial expertise? If so, get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you and discuss your future career at DWF. 

To find out more about DWF and how we can help shape your career please visit our website at 

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers, a buy as you earn share scheme and dining cards. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So we’ve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service.


Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation.  We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you.  Please click the following link ( which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

Note to recruitment agencies

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.



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