Training Contract

Herbert Smith Freehills - London, UK - Graduate opportunity

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The Herbert Smith Freehills training contract is a comprehensive learning programme designed to provide the best foundation for your future success.

We recruit trainee solicitors from a wide range of backgrounds who possess the qualities we look for in our lawyers, such as intellectual curiosity, confidence, empathy, clarity of thought, ability to see the bigger picture, and the ambition to grow personally and professionally.

Our training contract

Helps you to become an exceptional lawyer

  • Our training and development plan is based on detailed empirical research into the unique set of behaviours that we know leads to success. You will benefit from a tailored development plan to help you build a fulfilling career in the world of law

Prepares you for work in an international law firm

  • Herbert Smith Freehills understands that the transition from university or another career tolife in a commercial law firm can be daunting. We provide a comprehensive orientation programme when you start with us, and you will have extensive on-the-job support from colleagues and partners

Provides you with a range of legal experience

  • Every trainee rotates through four six month 'seats' in different practice areas , where you are assigned a supervisor. You gain unparalleled experience in advising some of the world’s largest and most respected organisations on their most critical transactions, disputes and projects. You will also have the opportunity to apply to spend one of your seats in one of our international offices or in-house with one of our clients

Teaches you more than just technical skills

  • The Herbert Smith Freehills training contract aims to ensure you become an essential business adviser by teaching you technical skills and more. We support you through your PSC exams, offer a two-day development centre and provide training in areas such as research, communication and business skills.
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Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 26 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. We can help you realise opportunities while managing risk.

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