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Herbert Smith Freehills

Our company in a nutshell

Working with Herbert Smith Freehills, you are partnering with a world-class and diverse team of client-focused professionals who ensure the best possible results are delivered. If you think you can meet our high standards, there are some exciting career opportunities across the globe.

Who we are

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world's leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 26 offices, to meet legal services needs globally. Formed in 2012 following a merger, we are an international law firm co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and Sydney, Australia. We are a member of the "Silver Circle" of leading UK law firms, and Freehills, one of the "Big Six" law firms in Australia. We have nearly 5,000 employees, of which 2,000 are attorneys.

Careers with us

Takeovers and mergers. Arbitration and litigation. International and client secondments. We've got it all. We're a truly global firm, with offices around the world, so wherever you join us, and whatever you do, you'll be part of a formidable team doing cutting-edge work for international clients.

We know our clients. We understand them. And we take pride in solving their complex issues in a pragmatic, empathetic way. At Herbert Smith Freehills, you'll be given the opportunity to develop the skills you'll need to do this, plus the license to use them, so you can see the importance of the work you'll be doing for yourself.

Graduate scheme

You don't need to study law to be a brilliant lawyer. In fact, we recruit from a whole range of academic backgrounds. But wherever you join us from, our two-year training contract offers you a wealth of choice without compromising on quality. You will benefit from an individually-tailored seat allocation and development plan to help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to build a fulfilling career with us.

Explore details about the training contracts, and what it's like working at our firm HERE.

There's a great sense of camaraderie in all our offices around the world. And it's this shared purpose and team spirit that proves essential when you're taking on challenging work.


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