Our Hub brings together lawyers, technologists, legal support staff and process improvement specialists, who together design more agile and efficient ways to deliver our legal services.

An alternative career in law

Each year our Manchester Hub takes on around 10 to 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 ensures keeps the firm and our clients ahead of the curve, and gives our legal solutions specialists 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.

To view our current vacancies in the Freshfields Hub, please click here. The Hub will not have vacancies at all times so please check back periodically. If you have any questions about opportunities within the Hub, 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.

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