Your Benefits.
Our Commitment.

Meet the leaders of tomorrow

We’re a global firm doing things differently. Because our future is led by our people. That’s why we’re nurturing the leaders of tomorrow; all bringing international insights and diverse perspectives to unlock possibilities and make impact. It’s how we can achieve our ambitions together. Meet some of our people who leading our firm into the future.
Flexible working that works
We were among the first major law firms to introduce agile working through our hybrid working policy, which is now a core part of our culture. You’ll be asked to spend an average of 60% of your time at the office, with the option to work elsewhere for the other time. We believe this combination of valuable face-to-face time and flexibility for remote work benefits everyone: you, your team, and above all, our clients.

What's on offer

We want you to have a long and rewarding career at Herbert Smith Freehills, which means supporting you to do your best work. Alongside our agile-working policy – which allows you to spend an average of 40% of your working time away from the office – the benefits below are here to help you find space to recharge and room to grow.
Salary Our salaries are competitive across legal and business services roles.
Benefits Across the spectrum of employee benefits, we have your needs covered.
Development Structured learning, skills-training and one-to-one coaching to help you thrive.
Learning and development
There’s no match for the insight and skills you’ll pick up through experience. After spending time working on high profile cases and deals with brilliant, driven colleagues, you’ll soon notice the difference in yourself. But that’s not all we do to support your growth. Your development is a top priority for us: as global leaders, we need to be on the cutting edge. You’ll have access to a range of live and online learning programmes, along with regular mentorship and performance reviews.


We’re proud to be recognised as leaders in the legal industry. At HSF, you’ll join a driven, talented and globally respected team. 
Ranked for 10 consecutive years: Africa-wide Power Chambers Global 2020 – 2023
Ranked for 10 consecutive years: Africa-wide Dispute Resolution Chambers Global 2014 – 2023
Band 1 for Africa-wide Oil and Gas Chambers Global 2023
Africa Project Finance Team of the Year IFLR Africa Awards 2021
Band 1 for 5 consecutive years: Africa-wide Corporate and Commercial (OHADA Specialists) Chambers Global 2016-2020
Ranked for 3 consecutive years: Africa-wide Capital Markets Chambers Global 2021-2023
Band 1 for Global-wide Environmental, Social and Governance Risk Chambers Global 2022-2023
Alternative Services Provider of the Year (HSF Johannesburg ALT team) African Legal Awards 2021 and 2022
Band 1 for 12 consecutive years: Africa-wide Mining and Minerals Chambers Global 2012-2023
Africa-wide International Law Firm of the Year: Projects and Energy Chambers Africa Awards 2022 and 2023
Band 1 for 15 consecutive years Africa-wide Projects and Energy Chambers Global 2009-2023
Ranked for 15 consecutive years: Africa-wide Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Chambers Global 2009-2023
Ranked for 8 consecutive years: Africa-wide TMT Chambers Global 2016-2023
Ranked 1 for 5 consecutive years: Global-wide Business and Human Rights Chambers Global 2019-2023