What's in it for you?

Projects that stretch you.
Rewards that give more back.

We look for people who believe in going above and beyond to do work that matters. People who can help us create quality solutions in sophisticated, customised and creative ways – one client at a time. We ask a lot. But we also like to give a lot back. We’re big believers that you’ll be better placed to deliver your best work if we make sure you can enjoy your life outside of work. So we’re flexible. We actively look for people who are about more than what they do for a job. And that’s partly why we have such a well-rounded approach to rewards and benefits. (We also just think it’s important to recognise the contribution everyone here makes to our success.)

Our rewards and benefits

Buy and sell holiday
Flex Forward: Our hybrid approach to working
Free flu vaccinations
Private medical insurance
Volunteering opportunities (including pro bono work)
Group income protection
Career breaks of between three and 12 months
24-hour employee assistance programme
Give as you earn - tax-free charitable giving
Dental insurance plan
Contributory UK pension scheme
POD - our learning management system
Discounted gym membership
Wellbeing initiatives, including yoga
Mental health first aiders and workshops
Family friendly offerings including enhanced leave policies
Life assurance
Financial wellbeing – Nudge, an online financial education tool
Bike to work scheme
Discounted benefits e.g. Vodafone and Microsoft

Flex Forward - A life that works

Flex Forward is about the when, where and how of work at DACB. 

To give everyone maximum flexibility in how they orchestrate their working day, all colleagues are able to ‘glide’ their time. ‘When’ you work is guided by three principles: meeting client demands, collaborating as a team and delivering the outputs of our roles. So if you need to walk the dog or go to the gym, that’s fine – there’s plenty of freedom to make arrangements around your schedule.

‘Where’ you work is determined by your mode. Every role fits into one of three modes, which is determined by a conversation with your line manager and driven by the nature of the role. We know that it is possible to work effectively without coming into an office every day; equally, there are many reasons for colleagues to come into the office, whether that be to learn, collaborate, innovate or connect with colleagues or clients.

Our cultural principles drive ‘how’ we work. We are inclusive and supportive. We share knowledge and insights and work together to provide imaginative solutions. And we have a clear purpose – to help our clients and our colleagues succeed. 


Your learning journey starts from the moment you join us.

We know that everyone takes a different approach to learning so we’ll tailor our training to meet your individual needs. We want to make sure you have everything you need to achieve your own goals and to contribute to our vision, strategy and drive for continuous improvement.

It all starts with your onboarding experience. After that, each team offers the technical training you’ll need to do well in your role. We also offer blended learning modules for anyone who’s looking to move into a management or leadership role. Put simply, whatever you want to achieve and wherever you want to get to, we’ll be behind you every step of the way.

Family leave

We know that the support individuals will receive from a prospective employer can be critical to determining a decision to apply for a role – or not. We aim to be clear and want to support you in deciding if DACB is right for you, so you’ll find details of our family policies and offerings on our dedicated family leave page. 

Family leave   ›

Life at DAC Beachcroft

At its heart, law is about people. It’s about helping people to run businesses. To be healthy, happy and safe. Our focus on people means we go above and beyond to look after everyone who works for us. We’re open to new ideas and encourage employee innovation.  We celebrate diversity. We foster collaboration in all that we do. We recognise that everyone, at every level, in every role, has a contribution to make – that a good idea can come from anywhere. And we reward success. All of which makes this a great place to build your career and to do work you can be truly proud of.

- Zahra Khan, Solicitor

“I qualified with DAC Beachcroft LLP in September 2019 having completed my training contract in the Manchester office.

During my training, I gained practical experience in a number of different areas of law including Corporate and Commercial, Real Estate and Employment. The opportunity to move around the business helped me to gain a greater understanding of the firm as a whole. In my new role, I continue to be supported to take on a varied and challenging workload and I also have the opportunity to work with a wide range of high profile clients. I particularly like the culture of the firm; people are approachable at all levels and there are many different initiatives to get involved in outside of my day-to-day role which I find incredibly rewarding.”

- Gill Weatherill, Partner

“I did a politics degree at university and this sparked an interest in the state, the individual and how the law was the glue that was an important part of how our society functions. 

The interest in politics and the state continued when I was attracted to regulatory work – helping providers deliver safe, effective, accountable health and social care services.

 Joining DACB’s regulatory team was a great move for me.  Although it can be perceived as academic, the really important skills in law are listening, judgment, persuasion and working in teams – be that internally or with clients and other stakeholders.  DACB attracts fantastic people and interesting clients and it is working with them that makes my career – and life – interesting.  

All businesses talk about the opportunities they offer people – and we certainly do. What I have been more impressed with though is that when I and many others have had ideas and plans we have been given enough rope – with enough support – to get on with them.”

- Dan Preddy, Partner

“When our Commercial Dispute Resolution team received a claim relating to the conduct of an insolvency practitioner, it was anything but straightforward. The claim had multiple strands relating to criminal, investment, regulatory and civil law.

Over four years, the various threads involved significant work to set out a clear position that would allow the client to make commercial decisions relating to the claim. The case was very challenging technically, with a highly strategic focus for the client and multiple overlapping legal arguments.

The claim was eventually settled; an excellent outcome for the client who said: ‘That claim was the most difficult matter I have ever come across, with a very convoluted and complicated background. The handling of the matter wouldn’t have been possible without DACB’s work and attention to detail.”


- Caroline Dean, Associate

“I returned to legal practice after a five-year break.

I had advice from recruiters that this would be difficult, if not impossible so I was thrilled to join DAC Beachcroft through a returners programme. I have received so much support from my team and from the firm as a whole. I have been put in touch with other returners and mentors. Here I am valued on my competencies and abilities, rather than my time away being a barrier to progression. The fact that the firm chose to work with Women Returners on a UK returner programme supporting people to come back into law through supported hires is testament to how committed and supportive the culture truly is.”

- Nicolás Le Blanc, Associate

“When an opportunity arose for me to take up a six month secondment working for one of the leading insurance companies in the Lloyd’s market, as part of their international casualty team I was delighted.

I had been working in DAC Beachcroft Chile and really valued the chance to work in London for this client. The strong support from the DACB team enabled me to maximise the experience. I now have a better understanding of how things works in the London Market, and especially what clients expect from their legal service provider.

From a personal perspective, the secondment experience gave me the necessary tools to reach the next level in my career within the firm, in regards of the know-how of the work that is expected from us both from a legal and business perspective and also provided me with the necessary networking skills, all of which I was able to bring back home to Chile.”

- Amanda Fosu, Trainee Solicitor

“I was referred to DACB by the Social Mobility Foundation (“SMF”).

I decided to apply for a training contract because of their partnership with the SMF and because of the broad range of sectors DACB specialises in. This was important as I knew I was interested in commercial law but I am, still to this day, unsure of what area of law I will qualify into – I wanted a firm which would allow me to experience many areas during my training. Moreover, I felt like diversity was fast becoming a buzzword rather than a reality in some firms. Throughout the application process it was impressive to see that DACB genuinely had a commitment to social mobility.

The culture at the firm is extremely welcoming, supportive and embraces people from all backgrounds. Diversity is key to getting different perspectives and ideas and DACB’s work with organisations such as the SMF and Aspiring Solicitors demonstrates the firm's determination to appeal to and welcome into the business people with a broad range of backgrounds as the firm grows in the UK and internationally.’’

- Olivia Jones, Solicitor Apprentice

"I didn’t know if I wanted to go to university, but I still wanted to carry on my education and get more qualifications. An apprenticeship seemed the best option as it combined working and learning at the same time.

The people I work with are really nice and everyone is really helpful. I feel like I learn so much at work, as well as during my university hours. It is a really good balance. DAC Beachcroft allows me to have one day off a week to do my studying, which is great and it is really easy to keep on top of everything. Also, as I work with lots of people who already have degrees, they are able to advise me if I ever have any questions about anything I have learnt. The culture at DACB is very warm and welcoming. My team were very helpful and patient with me when I first started. Even though I am confident in the type of work I do now, my team are still really supportive and are happy to answer any questions I may have."