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We put continuous improvement principles at the heart of the Freshfields Hub

The Freshfields Hub

As the legal industry is driven by rapid, transformative change, the Freshfields Hub offers graduates an alternative career in law, with a number of legal service specialist opportunities.

Freshfields Hub is a crucial part of our innovation strategy, helping us to improve our client service and makes our output more efficient. Based at the Freshfields Global Centre in Manchester (with global teams across Europe and Asia), the Hub applies cutting-edge tools (including document automation and AI) to tasks such as due diligence, document review, regulatory surveys, contract production, antitrust and competition law analysis and research. It operates across time zones in more than 30 languages.

Every day, our legal solutions specialists undertake challenging work for some of the world’s biggest businesses on some of their most important matters. That doesn’t mean just locally supporting our lawyers on routine admin and filing; as a legal solutions specialist you’re given real responsibility. The Hub also has specialist roles in tech, product development and quality assurance.

We put continuous improvement principles at the heart of the Freshfields Hub: our teams are encouraged to suggest improvements and you will be using the latest legal technology, including AI.

As a Freshfields legal solutions specialist you could:

  • advise the world’s biggest businesses;
  • be seconded abroad;
  • use cutting-edge tech, including AI;
  • build high-value specialisms;
  • learn from the best lawyers; and
  • work for a truly responsible business.

To view our current vacancies in the Freshfields Hub, please click here. The Hub will not have vacancies at all times, so please check back periodically. If you have any questions about opportunities within the Hub, please email ukcareers@freshfields.com

London trainee secondments to the Freshfields Hub

For the first time, London trainees can experience the Hub’s pioneering work with a six-month secondment working in Manchester with the potential of a short placement in one of the Continental Europe Hub sites for a number of weeks towards the end of the secondment.

The trainee secondee will lead on projects delivered out of the Hub, working alongside the Work Allocation, Quality Assurance and Product Development team at all times.

Among the varied responsibilities, you could be working very closely with the legal tech team on project delivery and governance using legal tech. That means:

  • testing, evaluating, developing, deploying legal tech tools in the firm; and
  • operating, training and promoting legal tech to both our lawyers and our clients.

You will also have plenty of chances to get involved with local responsible business activities.

First year undergraduate
  • Open day

    25 April 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Freshers meet
    Freshfields workshop

    4 Dec 2018

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 9 Nov 2019

  • Spring scheme

    • 10 Apr – 11 Apr 2019

      Application window dates:

      1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

    • 17 Apr – 18 Apr 2019

      Application window dates:

      1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Open day

    25 April 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Vacation scheme
    insight workshop

    6 Dec 2018

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct – 9 Nov 2018

  • Summer vacation schemes

    17 Jun – 5 Jul 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

    8 Jul – 26 Jul 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

  • Training contract 2021

    Summer application window dates:

    Law (UK LLB) only

    3 Jun – 18 Jul 2019

    London/Asia training contract 2021

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 31 Jan 2019

  • Open day

    25 April 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Training contract 2021

    Winter application window dates:
    Law and non-law

    1 Oct 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

    Summer application window dates:
    Law (UK LLB) only

    3 Jun – 18 Jul 2019

  • Final year non-law Workshop

    11 Dec 2018

    Application window dates:
    Non-law only

    1 Oct – 9 Nov 2018

  • London/Asia training
    contract 2021

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 31 Jan 2019

  • Open day

    25 April 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Training contract 2021

    Winter application window dates:
    Law and non-law

    1 Oct 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

    Summer application window dates:
    Law (UK LLB) and GDL graduates

    3 Jun – 18 Jul 2019

  • Graduate workshop

    13 Dec 2018

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct – 9 Nov 2019

  • London/Asia training
    contract 2021

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 31 Jan 2019

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