Herbert Smith Freehills Herbert Smith Freehills

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Training Contract

  • Places: 60

Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 100

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  • Total employees: 4965

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World-class disputes practice.  Market-leading corporate practice. Top-tier specialist teams. We’ve got it all. We are a truly global elite law firm and we work with some of the largest international organisations on some of their most ambitious projects.

Thanks to the quality of our international network, we’re able to offer our clients services across the globe, giving you the chance to work in a truly international way.

Our work is incredibly varied. We provide top quality tailored legal advice to major corporations, governments and financial institutions as well as various commercial organisations. We’re proud to be a full-service firm, meaning we are able to go above and beyond for our clients.

Herbert Smith Freehills is a place where you won’t just experience everything, you’ll be a part of it. If you’ve got the drive, ambition and potential to become a brilliant lawyer, then this could be the firm for you. 

Training Contract

An award-winning disputes team.  World-class corporate practice. Top-tier sector specialists. At Herbert Smith Freehills, you’ll be a part of everything. We’re one of the world's leading law firms, working with some of the biggest international organisations, on some of their most ambitious projects. As a trainee, you’ll collaborate with outstanding legal minds as we take on those challenges.

On our two-year training programme, you’ll develop skills across a range of practice areas and get stuck into real work for real clients, giving you the experience, expertise and insight you’ll need to start a successful career in law.

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Vacation Scheme

An award-winning disputes team.  World-class corporate practice. Top-tier sector specialists. At Herbert Smith Freehills, you’ll be a part of everything. We’re one of the world's leading law firms, working with some of the biggest international organisations, on some of their most ambitious projects. Join us on a vacation scheme and experience it for yourself.

Our vacation schemes are a great introduction to life at Herbert Smith Freehills. Ensuring you learn from the best, our schemes place you side-by-side with a partner or associate, taking on real work for real clients. You’ll be involved in workshops and presentations giving you a unique chance to explore the depth and breadth of our practice areas. You’ll also work as part of a team on a project related to our pro bono and citizenship work.

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Salary & Benefits

Training contract - £44,000 p/year, plus full LPC and GDL fees and £8,000 maintenance grant (£7,000 if studying GDL outside London).

Vacation Scheme £400 p/ week 

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Requirements

The minimum academic qualification required is a 2:1 degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from penultimate and final-year students from all disciplines, and from graduates wishing to commence a training contract in two years' time.

We seek people who are assured, perceptive, ambitious, empathetic and curious. 

Apply

Applications for our training contracts and Summer and Spring vacation schemes will be open to all graduates and final year students from 18 September – 29 December 2017. To apply, you’ll need to complete our online application form and online verbal reasoning test. If you meet our requirements, we’ll invite you to an interview at our offices.

Applications for our winter vacation scheme are open to all graduates and students in their final year of university from 18 September – 23 October 2017.

For more information on how to apply, head over to the Herbert Smith Freehills graduate site!