Freshfields is collegiate.
Lots of firms talk about collaboration but teamwork is front and centre of Freshfields’ work. Our culture is a combination of high-quality demanding work but also trying to keep it fun and not taking yourself too seriously.
The main advice I’d give for interviews is to be yourself – be authentic.
Don’t overthink it – people are not trying to trip you up. I am always glad to see someone who has prepared but I also like to see people think on their feet.
The application process is to tell us about who you are.
All graduates are academically able; we know that already. We are interested in finding out what else there is to you. That can be anything within reason – we want to see people with a broad range of skills and experiences.
Pro bono work is treated just like any other client work at Freshfields.
Over the last 12 months I’ve worked with teams in the UK Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights in a range of areas, from LGBT+ rights to human trafficking.