We partner with successful Scottish businesses in order to foster a positive relationship between our members and the professional world.


If you would be interested in working with us- have a look at our sponsorship proposal!

Contact Gillian, our Vice President (Fundraising), for more information.



Operating as a single, globally integrated partnership Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, with 26 offices across in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and the Middle East to supply a wide range of legal services.


HSF offer deep global sectoral expertise and local market understanding, to assist clients in their commercial objectives. HSF use innovative systems and processes to ensure work is delivered intelligently, efficiently and reliably. 


When you work with Herbert Smith Freehills, you are partnering with a world-class and diverse team of client focused professionals who can ensure you achieve your best results.


With 72 offices in over 40 countries, CMS is an international law firm. In 2017, CMS UK, Nabarro LLP and Olswang LLP combined in what was the largest ever merger in the UK legal industry. The new combined firm, CMS, is now the 6th largest in the UK by revenue and the 6th largest globally by headcount.


CMS is a new kind of future-facing law firm. By combining top quality sector expertise with international scale and a strategy to become a progressive technology-driven firm, CMS delivers excellence for its clients and is committed to ensuring all employees achieve their full potential. Across its six core sectors of Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Lifesciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Technology, Media and Communications, CMS has some of the brightest and most creative legal minds. Its lawyers are immersed in the clients’ worlds, are genuine experts in their fields and knowledgeable about the issues that lies ahead.

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Dickson Minto: Dickson Minto is a law firm specialising in corporate and commercial law with offices in Edinburgh and London. They offer two different types of traineeship - one in corporate and one in commercial property.


Dickson Minto is recruiting for student placements taking place in summer 2022 and for traineeships commencing September 2024. They  offer two different types of specialist placements and traineeships - one in corporate and one in commercial property.


In a changing world, Ashurst's vision is to be the most progressive global law firm. For almost 200 years they have advised corporates, financial institutions and governments on their most complex transactions, disputes and projects. Ashurst offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets.

DULS has partnered with Ashurst to inform our members of the Ashurst Advance Pathway Programme !

Going beyond traditional trainee programmes, The Ashurst Advance Pathway Programme provides graduates joining and developing through Ashurst Advance a structured career path with a range of potential role and skills development opportunities, both within the rapidly growing Ashurst Advance team and into other areas of the firm, including both legal and business services. Within Ashurst Advance, the Pathway options include legal operations, legal project management, legal technology and legal process improvement.



The Corporate Law Academy: The Corporate Law Academy (TCLA) was founded in 2018 because they  wanted to give every graduate the same opportunity to build a career in commercial law. They pride themselves in being authentic and passionate about changing the lives of aspiring lawyers. They’re a small, experienced team that works hard and executes quickly.


TCLA thinks the legal profession can be intimidating and opaque. There are still too many barriers to aspiring lawyers with outstanding potential who may lack the privileged background, connections or training.


TCLA exist to break down those barriers, and to make the process of becoming a commercial lawyer more transparent and accessible. Through training and support, TCLA community helps aspiring lawyers become the best version of themselves.


Join TCLA’s online learning platform and you will gain the technical knowledge, communication skills and self-belief to conquer the application process and kickstart your career at the biggest global law firms.