Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP works on some of the most important cases and deals for the world’s biggest organisations. Their focus in on the future and they want you to be a part of it.
All trainees choose from four, six-month seats, meaning you can tailor your training contract to suit you from your very first seat. Herbert Smith Freehills only recruit their future trainees from their vacation schemes and all candidates are guaranteed an interview for a training contract at the end of the vacation scheme.
90% of Herbert Smith Freehills trainee solicitors go on either a client or international secondment too. All of their lawyers are encouraged to participate in the firm’s pro bono programme – whether internationally or closer to home.
Watch the videos below to hear about the different experiences of former trainee solicitors Emily Thomas and Warren Wellington during their training contracts at the firm.
Case study: Emily Thomas
Emily worked on Virgin Atlantic’s proposed takeover of the airline, Flybe. She was responsible for reviewing material contracts and working with other teams across the firm to ensure the company was fully diligent. Watch the video in full to hear her fascinating insight into working at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Case study: Warren Wellington
Warren is now an Associate at the firm who qualified at the end of his training contract in the Corporate division. Watch the video to find out about the pro bono initiative he got involved with during his training contract at Herbert Smith Freehills.
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