Freeths LLP


Our aim is to attract and retain the most talented people, 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, being awarded Best Companies star status on a number of occasions and have featured in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. We are also a silver standard accredited Investor in People Company, which means we are recognised for our efforts to improve work place engagement, leadership, personal growth, wellbeing, team working and our impact on society.

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. We are rated in the Top 50 of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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 Offices12
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
No of Partners160
No of Lawyers322
Average Trainee Salary£27,000
NQ Salary£45,000

Other Opportunities

Legal Assistant Programme

Are you a standout individual? At Freeths, we are committed to guiding our talented graduates to be the best they can be. As well as developing your career, you will find a dynamic environment where your skills are truly valued. Be part of our ambitious plans for the future by applying to our Legal Assistant Programme.

Our Legal Assistant programme allows you to gain grass roots experience of working in a legal environment alongside our talented lawyers. You will provide a combination of administrative and legal support to Trainees, Lawyers and Partners, which means that you get a true picture of what a career in law could offer you in the long term. We are looking for outstanding Legal Assistants with excellent academics, first class organisation, with the ability to build lasting relationships and have a flexible and can-do attitude to contribute and succeed with us.

Legal Assistant positions are initially for 6 months. We review performance at three monthly intervals; at the 6 month mark we are assessing performance and attitude with a view to offering a second 6 month contract. At the 9 month stage, we make a decision on whether to offer funding for the Solicitor Qualifying Examinations and a further contract to enable you to complete your Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) and this will be delivered through a graduate level Apprenticeship.

Successful Legal Assistants will then enrol onto the Graduate Apprenticeship and this means starting the formal training. This will involve working at Freeths four days a week and studying one day a week at the University of Law to prepare for and take the SQE 1 and SQE 2. You will have the option to make the apprenticeship up to a Masters qualification.  The apprenticeship will last 25 months and during that period, you will rotate seats in different areas of law whilst completing your QWE.

Once you have completed our Graduate Apprenticeship and passed your exams you will be ready to qualify!

Can I apply for the Legal Assistant Programme if I am a non-law graduate?

Yes! If you are successful at your 9 month review, we will fund the PGDL. You will complete the PGDL part-time before commencing the Graduate Apprenticeship.

Can I apply for the Legal Assistant Programme if I have already completed the LPC?

Yes. If you are successful at your 9-month review, we will offer a two-year training contract to you.

When should I apply?

We recruit Legal Assistants on a rolling basis throughout the year. We request that candidates apply towards the end of their degree, we will then consider your application for positions we have available at that time and if you are successful, you will join us upon graduation.


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