Despite Freshfields' size, you work with a relatively small group of people on a day-to-day basis.
Our work is really high quality and very international. But at the same time, everyone is super friendly and approachable.
When you go the extra mile, partners and associates will show appreciation for your contribution to the team.
When choosing a firm you need to think as much about the culture and work environment as well as the quality of training.
We do. And as a trainee at Freshfields, so will you.
Plan your 2020 trainee journey with us now
We help the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions and governments overcome their most complex challenges.
You’ll learn from the best, work internationally and get unique training and benefits.
Our eight-seat training contract sets you up for the work you’ll be doing as an international lawyer.
As a Freshfields trainee, you can apply for a secondment in our global network of 28 offices (including Paris and Hong Kong).
We act free of charge for clients ranging from individual asylum seekers to some of the world’s biggest charities.
Start your application today, we've got lots of tips to get you started.
If you haven’t yet made up your mind which firm you want to join – or even whether law is for you – a workshop offers the chance to get an inside view of Freshfields.
It’s really straightforward to apply for a vacation scheme at Freshfields. We read every application that we receive and shortlist applicants on merit alone.
Whatever your background, if you think you can make it as an international commercial lawyer, you should apply.
Use the Application Journey to see what’s best for you.
You’ll be working with driven, focused and ambitious people from all over the world.
Our team draws on broad industry experience and networks to create the most powerful outcomes for our clients.
You realise that everyone has their own unique story, once you get a chance to talk to the people here.Newly-qualified Associate
You realise that everyone has their own unique story, once you get a chance to talk to the people here.
Elizabeth Sangobiyi talks about support, high-profile work and feedback.
When choosing a firm you need to think as much about the culture and work environment as well as the quality of training.Partner
Kate Cooper talks about her interview experience, teamwork and the Olympics.
Diversity is genuinely valued in all senses. That includes different working styles, personalities and backgrounds.Trainee
Diversity is genuinely valued in all senses. That includes different working styles, personalities and backgrounds.
George Whittingham talks about diversity, and being proactive.
There’s always something going on at Freshfields.
News | 14 December 2020
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has advised Permira on its investment in Catawiki, Europe’s leading curated online marketplace for special objects. Founded in 2008 in...
News | 12 December 2020
Freshfields is representing AstraZeneca in the $39 billion acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced December 12.
Freshfields mounted a global team to handle corporate/M&A, finance,...
News | 10 December 2020
Board Memo 2021: A Guide to Taking on the Recovery Era provides directors of U.S. public companies with practical insight for navigating ESG considerations, the upcoming 2021 proxy season, the M&A and...
Twitter | 10 December 2020
Freshfields Enabled, our employee network, held a session on to our colleagues on #IDPD. Georgia Dawson & Lord Shinkwin, member of the House of Lords, talked about disability equality.
Hundreds of Freshfields' colleagues joined the session to recognise this importance of IDPD. https://t.co/ZBjp82SZGR