Herbert Smith Freehills

8.7 /10 273 reviews
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About Herbert Smith Freehills

The future of law is here.

We’re a leading, full-service, global law firm working on some of the world’s biggest cases and deals at the forefront of the world’s most exciting sectors. With an award-winning depth of expertise across a wide variety of sectors, geographies and legal specialisms, we’re the firm where you can build your future in law.

By combining perspectives and potential from diverse backgrounds, we can offer our clients pioneering solutions. With our innovative and inclusive culture, we’re building a law firm ready to lead the future. Our progressive approach allows us to continually break new ground; whether it’s a complex international dispute or a billion-pound, cross-border deal. You’ll add your insight and expertise from day one.

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 operate at the forefront of many exciting sectors and no other firm has more Chambers rankings. Our dispute resolution practice is widely recognised as number one globally and this includes both our leading international arbitration practice and award-winning in-house advocacy unit. We can therefore offer a complete litigation service and a realistic alternative career to the Bar. We also specialise in finance, competition, regulation and trade, intellectual property, real estate and more. As a truly global law firm, we do this by attracting the brightest minds across the world to collaborate on work which has an international impact.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, we recognise and appreciate all the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture of inclusion that fosters these differences is fundamental to our business and the diverse clients and communities we work with. Embracing a diversity of backgrounds and views means we attract and retain the best talent and continue to do the pioneering work that offers our clients the most considered and effective advice.

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Herbert Smith Freehills Latest Reviews

  • Vacation Scheme Student

    I learnt so much about the skills needed to be a lawyer and this will definitely be useful in my future career...


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  • Virtual Vacation Scheme

    The virtual experience was really well done, with many informative talks. I enjoyed it quite a lot, as it was clear that the Graduate Recruitment team put in effort to make us feel included and learn ...


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  • Virtual Vacation Scheme Participant

    It was a very informative virtual scheme which ultimately helped me make my decision to accept my training contract offer. We had the opportunity to get insights into the different practice areas, pro...


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Herbert Smith Freehills Trainee

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


These talks are particularly useful for trainees because they provide an opportunity to learn about areas of the practice that we might not otherwise have a chance to be involved in

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