Training at Freshfields can be hard but you constantly get the chance to develop.

You’re pushed – with support – from day one. I was working directly with partners very early on and able to interact with clients, which was great for building skills and experience.

Everything I’ve worked on here has amazed me.

Our work often involves multiple teams and jurisdictions so we have to try to understand all the different angles and bring together perspectives.


A lot of people use the word ‘collegiate’ about our culture here.

I think that we look out for each other and there’s a strong team atmosphere. Our networks are important: I’m part of our Black Affinity Network, which has members from all over the globe. Bringing everyone together in one space is a fantastic experience.

I don’t think there is really a ‘Freshfields type’.

You can let your personality shine through and everyone is sociable. I am involved with our Stephen Lawrence Scholarship scheme, which I had heard about before joining the firm.


Freshfields in three words?

International, ambitious, approachable.

What does Freshfields expect of trainees?

Freshfields trainees are expected to work hard and have an open mind. You have to be willing to try, learn and participate.

What can trainees expect of Freshfields?

At Freshfields you can expect to learn from the best people on incredible mandates.

We are our people

We strive to be exceptional and meet the highest standards. We value our people and treat them with respect, consideration and courtesy.

Work with the best people

You’ll be working with driven, focused and ambitious people from all over the world.

Twitter | 10 August 2021

Freshfields are recruiting for Legal Solutions Specialists (paralegals) in Manchester! If you are interested in applying please email The application deadline is 13th August 2021.

Twitter | 19 July 2021

Our Manchester Hub has a number of vacancies for Document Controllers in the Documents Specialist Team. For more information please contact the Manchester Recruitment Team on