Herbert Smith Freehills

8.7 /10 260 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks) Internship (1-4 Months)
Legal/Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Property Law Employment Law Intellectual Property Law

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About Herbert Smith Freehills

Look at Law differently.

We are a leading, full-service, global law firm working on some of the world’s biggest cases and deals. With an award-winning depth of expertise across a wide variety of sectors, geographies and legal specialisms, our progressive approach sets us apart.

Inclusivity is our defining characteristic: here, you’ll be a part of everything. By combining different perspectives and potential from diverse backgrounds, we’re able to view and practice law differently. This allows us to break new ground, whether it’s a complex international dispute or a billion-pound, cross-border deal. Now, we want to add your expertise to the mix.

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 advise more FTSE 100 clients than any other UK or US-headquartered firm. Our dispute resolution practice is number one in the UK, Asia and Australia 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 to the Bar. And that’s not all. Our other specialist practice areas include finance, competition, regulation and trade, intellectual property, and tax. Herbert Smith Freehills prides itself on being a truly global law firm that brings together ambitious people to achieve the best results for clients.

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  • 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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  • Vacation Scheme Student

    I very much enjoyed the vacation scheme at Herbert Smith Freehills. The work was enormously varied, and I particularly like the way we got involved in substantive client matters. The range of work, fr...


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  • Summer Vacation Scheme

    I really enjoyed the vacation scheme. It truly allowed me to see how the firm functioned in terms of its culture, but also see the differences between different departments. We were given real work to...


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Herbert Smith Freehills Trainee

Insight (< 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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2:1 (Two One)

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[2018] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2017] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2016] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2015] RateMyPlacement Top 100


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