Your growth. Our ambition

People who join our firm tell us they quickly notice a difference. The breadth of perspectives. The curiosity to learn from each other. The drive to excel. The kindness and friendship too.

What’s at the heart of this? Shared ambition.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, we align your growth and ambition with ours. We make your personal and professional growth our business. And as part of the team, our ambition is yours too. As you grow, our firm will change with you and be changed by you. It’s our ambition.


Among our peers we’re recognised for our insight and diverse perspectives. We’re highly ambitious — for the firm, and for all our people. We’re working together to be the leader in our markets and practices; to foster ambition, diversity, high performance and collaboration; to seize the opportunities created by technology, and to see profitable, sustainable growth globally.

Takeovers and mergers. Arbitration and litigation. Finance and real estate. As a full-service firm, our work is incredibly varied. Thanks to the quality of our global network and world-class Business Services professionals, we work with some of the biggest international organisations on some of their most ambitious projects.

We’re organised globally into eight practice group areas: Disputes, Corporate, Finance, Real Estate, Projects, Employee Pensions and Incentives, Competition Regulation and Trade, and Alternative Legal Services.

We pull together bespoke teams of experts from across our global network to draw on the right experience and expertise regardless of location. Our multidisciplinary and sector-based approach allows us to deliver value by focusing on the critical issues for our clients.


Diversity and inclusion is a key part of our culture and we celebrate the uniqueness of our people. Wherever you join us, you’ll find talented people with different views, experiences and backgrounds. This breadth of experience and insight adds new dimensions to how we tackle client challenges, drive innovation and attract the best talent.


As one of the world’s leading law firms, we engage with the most important challenges and opportunities facing our clients. As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, we work with our people, clients and wider society to address needs in our communities.

Leading together for impact

Being a responsible business is about more than the firm’s ambition and influence – it's about fulfilling your hunger for a more profound sense of purpose and growth. There are many ways you can make a positive impact as part of Herbert Smith Freehills:

Pro bono legal work: we assist people experiencing, or at risk of, marginalisation, under-representation or disadvantage. Pro bono work is a great way to hone your skills – and give back.

Diversity and inclusion: we foster a culture where everyone feels respected and valued – and ask you to help us build and nurture that.

Social impact: we support the communities where we live and work: increasing social mobility in law, partnering for Indigenous Reconciliation, and supporting charities, for example. You can grow by giving your time and talents to help others grow.

Sustainability: as part of our work to minimise our environmental impact and tackle climate change, we were the first law firm to adopt science-based targets in pursuit of halving our carbon emissions by 2030 – and we're the global law firm partner of The Earthshot Prize. There are many ways you can help us protect and repair our planet to make a better future.

Current Opportunities

Take the first step towards a rewarding career with us.