Your Growth.
​​​​​​​Our Ambition.

What can Herbert Smith Freehills offer you?  
There’s plenty of opportunity at a leading, full-service international law firm like Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). From day one you’ll be involved in high-profile cases and high-impact deals, where forming relationships with prestigious clients is all in a day’s work. You’ll hone your skills with support from driven and talented colleagues and find your feet through our structured learning programme. 


In every sector we work in, we’re global leaders for a reason. Decades of innovative solutions and excellent results mean that we’re trusted legal advisers to some of the world’s largest organisations. Across established industries and emerging fields, cross-border disputes and global transactions, we bring a fresh perspective, a wealth of experience and unmatched expertise.

And who benefits from our success? Aside from our clients, it’s our team. At Herbert Smith Freehills, you’ll work on high-profile deals and cases in areas that spark your interest. From the energy transition to real estate, evolving technology to infrastructure, your future starts here.

Our values

We may be a large, global firm, but we have a strong sense of culture at Herbert Smith Freehills. Regardless of our skills, strengths, backgrounds or beliefs, these three values guide the way we all work.  
Human We’re relationship builders. We’re collaborative, generous, kind, respectful of others’ contributions and share credit for work well done. We look after our clients’ best interests and the interests of one another. 
Bold We’re ambitious. We’re proud of our past, excited about the future and think tomorrow can be better than today.  
We’re entrepreneurial and not afraid to do things differently to fulfil our goals. We believe that anything is possible. 
Outstanding We strive to be leaders in all we do. We understand individual and collective growth are a shared responsibility.  

We’re client-centred and commercial. We’re solutions-focused and known for our insight. 

Our awards

Getting results for our clients is what motivates us, but it’s always nice to have hard work acknowledged. Here are a few of the awards we’ve picked up along the way. 
Global Law Firm of the Year in Europe 2021 The Lawyer
Gold Award 2022 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
Best Law Firm 2022 The Times
Innovative Lawyers Awards 2022: Winner – innovation in managing complexity  Financial Times
Our pro bono work Our success in the corporate world means we can give back in other areas. Pro bono and citizenship work is some of the most rewarding we do and we take our responsibility seriously. Through partnerships with individuals, charities and national governments, our teams make a positive impact across the world. See the video below for a closer look at these projects.

A 'Fair Deal' for Sierra Leone

One of our most substantial pieces of pro-bono work is the Fair Deal we established for Sierra Leone in 2010. We worked directly with the country’s government to help them respond to increasing foreign investment, treating them as we would any other major client. Thanks to expert legal advice and a close, ongoing working relationship, Sierra Leone is prioritising recovery, growth and sustainable development.  
Our digital future Technology is changing our entire economy, the legal sector included. From new laws governing cyber security to blockchain disputes, it’s not only how we work that’s changing, but what our work can do. 
Listen to our podcast
Want to find out more about our work? Our podcast showcases some of our most fascinating cases, advisory work and complex transactions. Listen on the go.

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