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

We see today’s trainees as our partners of tomorrow so you’ll be supported from the moment you accept a training contract all the way until you qualify – and beyond.

Our values embody our ambition to be exceptional, but also recognise that “our people make our firm”. That means we value people and treat them with respect, consideration and courtesy (which is also included in our values).

We see diversity as strength and value fresh perspectives, creative ideas and connections. That means we want you to bring your whole self to work. Of course, you can expect a heavy workload, but we try to play as hard as we work so we’ll encourage you be a rounded person with other interests.

No single person can take on the work we do alone. That’s why we have a ‘one-firm mindset’, encouraging and sharing in the success of all our colleagues. Our training and support is designed to help you be the best lawyer – and person – you can be.

You’ll need to be creative and innovative to help to solve our clients’ most difficult legal problems. You’ll have to be able to explain your ideas clearly and succinctly.

We want you to make a positive contribution to the world around us through pro bono work (which we don’t treat differently to our paid client work) and through our responsible business initiatives.

International work

We help our clients cross borders with confidence – and we can help you do the same.

Brendan McCarthy

Brendan McCarthy, Associate, talks about diversity, pro bono work and having a positive attitude.

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