Life at Herbert Smith Freehills is about rolling up our sleeves in the moments that matter. Being bold in the face of change. But ultimately embracing all you are and all you can be. See what that could mean for you.
A culture that sets us apart
We know that diverse perspectives set us apart. It makes us innovative, collaborative, and reflects the breadth and internationalism of our clients. So it’s important that our environment is one in which everyone can belong and feel respected and valued.
Exceptional lawyers and business professionals come from everywhere. That’s why we’re committed to recruiting talent from a range of backgrounds and building on our inclusive culture. That way, everyone gets a chance to reach their goals.
Alternative Legal Services TeamsSpanning 9 hubs across the US, UK, South Africa, China and Australia, our team of lawyers, technology experts and legal analysts are indispensable to our clients. They combine cutting-edge technology with legal expertise to create cost-competitive, bespoke offerings that truly deliver.
Our Business Services TeamsAs part of the Business Services team, you’ll deliver world-leading services and help to uphold our reputation for excellence. You’ll enjoy a varied, far-reaching career, with your growth having a direct impact on our firm’s future.
The HSF deal: what we expect and what we offer in return
We’re heading in an exciting direction, and we need talented, ambitious people to help us reach our goals. Your growth will help the firm grow. It’s a two-way deal.
We deliver a rich and varied experienceWhatever your career path, we provide and support opportunities for exposure to our international network and all areas of the business.
We support and care for you to help you growFrom personal and professional development to wellbeing support. We invest in the areas that matter to you most.
We provide flexibility and embrace changeWe know everyone has different needs, so we stay open to ideas, offer necessary adjustments, and provide the flexibility to work twice a week at home.
In return we ask you to:Be constructively open and honest, valuing the perspectives your colleagues offer and encouraging everyone to be their best selves
In return we ask you to:Go above and beyond when required, treating the firm’s resources, goals and success as if they were your own.
In return we ask you to:Consider the needs of others and how you can meet them, and be prepared to invest in the broader community.
Learning and development
Learning and development here is all about your growth – and ours. We’re fully committed to your success as part of our ambition to grow. We’ll support you at every step and empower you to take control of your own learning.
Our learning framework is based on the premise that talented and ambitious people learn best by doing. Learning from expert colleagues and structured training then reinforces this. We also offer bespoke coaching, mentoring and support to help you unlock your potential and achieve your career goals.