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Freeths LLP

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Our aim is to attract, develop and retain the brightest lawyers in the UK from many walks of life, and part of this is providing a great place to work. We are proud that what we have achieved has been recognised over the past few years:

  • Ranked 57th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • Rated Two Stars in The Best Companies to Work For
  • Ranked 47th in The Lawyer magazine’s Top 50 UK law firms
  • Ranked 19th in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2018
  • Advancing Social Mobility in the Workplace (Private Sector)
  • ‘Firm of the Year’ in the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017
  • Silver Investors in People – an award recognising workplace leadership and management
  • ‘Small Employer of the Year’ in the enei (Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion) Awards 2018
  • ‘Diversity Champion’ for Stonewall – a charity supporting LGBT rights

To find out more about Freeths, see our latest firm news at our website.

Freeths is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it. The Legal 500 and Chambers legal guides consistently rank our lawyers in their top tiers and we’re ranked in the Top 50 UK law firms by The Lawyer magazine.

Not only are we recognised as one of the UK’s leading law firms, but we offer a friendly and dynamic environment to build your career. Our award-winning firm is powered by a diverse, innovative team who live by our ethos of Freethinking and building trust.

We offer services to both the commercial and private client across the entire legal spectrum. The firm has a wide range of clients throughout the UK with many clients having strong international connections. Our client base reflects our nationwide strength and our nationwide service delivery.

Freeths are committed to giving everyone an opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion or belief, age, social background or part-time status. We believe that our inclusive attitude and eagerness to try new things gives us an edge in the legal field.

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Statistics and facts

Firm type
  • Regional
  • City
Practice Areas
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Family
  • Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance
  • Employment & Pensions
  • Energy
  • Infastructure
  • Will & Probate
  • Public Law
  • Competition & EU
  • Insolvency
  • IP
  • Media
  • Tax
Head quartersNottingham
Number of Offices13
Office Locations - Overview
  • South East
  • South West
  • North
  • North West
  • Midlands
Location of Major UK Offices
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Nottingham
  • Derby
  • Leicester
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxford
  • Sheffield
  • Stoke
No of Partners150
No of Lawyers440

Training Contracts

There is no typical Freeths candidate – we have a diverse mixture of bright, stand-out trainees from law and non-law backgrounds. You can join us fresh from graduating, or after doing your LPC or GDL. We pick our trainees and graduates based on their talent rather than the name of their university.

Take a look at our graduate brochure.

Learn more about our Flexible graduate programmes.

You can see what our graduates say about us at our website.

No of Trainees / Yr20
Average Retention Rates100%
Location
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Nottingham
  • Derby
  • Leicester
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxford
  • Sheffield
  • Stoke
Degree classWe have no degress class requirements.
A levelsWe have no minimum requirements.
Sponsorship - CommentsIf you're joining us on our Legal Assistant Foundation programme, prior to completing your GDL or LPC, we will provide sponsorship for your course fees, providing you study with the institution of our choice. Interest free loans are available to those on our direct entry training contract route.
LPC / GDL Provider
  • Ulaw
Assessment Process
  • Application Form
  • Graduate Recruitment Interview
  • Partner Interview
  • Written Exercise
  • Role Play
Vacation Scheme Requirement?
  • No (not a requirement of TC application)
Number of Seats4
Compulsory Seats - Additional commentsWe have no compulsory seats.

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Apprenticeships

Find out more about our Apprenticeship opportunities at our website.

No of Apprenticeships14
Location
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Leeds
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield
GCSEs5 GCSE's, including Mathematics and English, at grade 5/6.
A Levels3 A levels at grade B or above.
Assessment Process
  • Application Form
  • Graduate Recruitment Interview
Partner Law School
  • Damar
  • CILEx Law School
  • Nottingham College

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Other Opportunities

If a traditional training contract route isn’t for you, why not apply for our Legal Assistant Foundation programme. Our Flexible Graduate Programmes allow you to choose the learning route that suits you. There is no typical Freeths candidate – we have a diverse mixture of bright, stand-out trainees from law and non-law backgrounds. You can join us fresh from graduating (we do not have a “list of universities” that we pick from), or after doing your LPC or GDL.

 


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