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Freeths Graduate Careers

Welcome to the Freeths law firm hub. Here you will find out everything you need to know about the firm before making your application, including information about their graduate opportunities, firm values, clients, and diversity initiatives.

Legal Assistant Programme

  • Employer Freeths
  • Salary Competitive
  • Location Sheffield, Oxford, Derby, Liverpool, London, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Birmingham
  • Vacancies
  • Deadline06/09/2024

The AllAboutLaw perspective on Freeths

Freeths is a leading UK law firm known for its significant regional presence, with locations across the UK's major cities. Their key values, ‘smart, bold, and together’, drive their legal services, with the firm working collaboratively to find innovative solutions for their clients. Their exceptional client service makes them highly recognised in the legal industry, consistently ranking in the top tier of the Legal 500 and Chambers guides. 

Their Legal Assistant Programme and subsequent Graduate Apprenticeship is a unique approach to qualification, allowing you to work for the firm directly after graduation, first as a legal assistant and then as a trainee yourself. As a trainee, you will study once per week at the University of Law for your SQE courses, and you will work four days per week within the firm, rotating every six months through their available seats, such as Business Services, Construction, Employment, Insolvency, Intellectual Property & IT, Litigation, Planning & Environment, Real Estate, Retail, and Private Client. They try to allocate no more than one trainee to each team, allowing trainees to become fully immersed within the department. Trainees receive high-quality work and close contact with clients from the start of their training, helping them make the most out of their training. 

As a firm, Freeths is dedicated to supporting their employees' professional and social growth. Their ‘Initiate’ groups bring together lawyers at Freeths who are below partner level, hosting business and social events to encourage young professionals to build relationships across the sector, both within the firm and with the firm’s valued clients. As well as this employee support, as a leading law firm, Freeths are well aware of their corporate responsibility and are involved in many community programs such as mentoring disadvantaged students and engaging in pro bono services, supporting community groups across the UK.

What the firm says

Freeths is one of the UK’s leading full-service law firms, and our people – 1,000+ freethinking colleagues spread across 13 UK offices – are our greatest asset.

Freeths stands out from the crowd because we’re driven by our guiding brand values: smart, bold and together. With ambition, expertise and integrity, we make the future better for our people, clients and communities.

Our dynamic and no-nonsense personality also sets us apart. We’re friendly, supportive, brave, collaborative, and straight-talking.

Because of all this and more, we’re trusted by everyone from leading household names such as Aldi, Tarmac, Experian and Lloyds Bank, to charities, universities and private individuals – to think beyond the norm and get the best results.

With our impressive growth, excellent career pathways, market-leading rewards, and the flexibility and freedom to thrive, lawyers at every career stage find exactly what they need with us.

We’re among the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For and consistently rank in the top tier of the Legal 500 and Chambers guides. We value difference and want people to be their authentic and best selves at work.

Because we deliver so much for so many, the smartest talent and most selective clients choose Freeths.