Virtual Learning Experience

Virtual Work Experience



Your role as a Hub legal solutions specialist

Each year our Manchester Hub takes on between 10 and 20 LPC graduates with an interest in legal technology, as an alternative to our London-based training contract.

As a legal solutions specialist (LSS), you’ll be helping the world’s biggest businesses solve their most challenging problems while working in a diverse and responsible firm.

You’ll be working hand-in-hand with lawyers around our network, forming part of the broader teams servicing our clients. That doesn’t mean just locally supporting our lawyers on routine admin and filing; as an LSS you’re given real responsibility. The Hub also has specialist roles in technology, product development and quality assurance.

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With locations throughout Europe and Asia, the Hub operates across time zones and in more than 30 languages. A focus on innovation and continuous improvement keeps the firm and our clients ahead of the curve, and gives our LSSs the foundations of a future-looking alternative career in law.

As a Freshfields LSS, you will learn from the best lawyers and could be:

  • advising the world’s biggest businesses;
  • seconded abroad or to a client;
  • using cutting-edge technology, including AI; and
  • building high-value specialisms.

View current Hub vacancies. If none are available, please check back periodically. If you have any questions about Hub opportunities, please email

London trainee secondments to the Freshfields Hub

London trainees can experience the Manchester Hub’s pioneering work first hand with a six-month secondment, including a short placement in one of the other Hub sites in continental Europe towards the end of the secondment. 

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Our trainee secondees work on live client projects that are being delivered out of the Hub, providing guidance and support to the LSSs and working closely with our Hub associates.

Secondees also work very closely with the legal technology team on project delivery, and get a real insight into how legal technology and automation is changing our business. That means:

  • testing, evaluating, developing and deploying legal technology tools in the firm; and
  • operating, training and promoting legal technology to both our lawyers and our clients.

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