Dentons makes bumper promotions round

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has promoted 26 associates firmwide to senior solicitor, 73 per cent more than it did last time round.

The role is not within the partnership and acts as a stepping stone for associates to positions of responsibility and partnership, said a firm spokesperson.

However, as well as being eligible for the standard firmwide bonus for all fee-earners, senior solicitors at DWS take part in their own profit-sharing bonus scheme, dependent on firm performance.

By practice area, real estate and banking and finance benefited the most, with five promotions firmwide each. Dispute resolution also did well, with four new senior solicitors in the UK.

DWS’s figures at the half-year stage were encouraging, with a 10 per cent boost in turnover worldwide on the same period last year, at around £85m (as first reported in The Lawyer, 8 November). The firm claims that activity in the Gulf particularly drove up revenue at the half-year stage.

A third of all of DWS’s international promotions were in the Dubai office.