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As a firm, our ability to deliver the quality advice and service our clients expect relies on the quality of our people. With this in mind, we look for a minimum of (or to be on course for) a 2.1 in your degree (any discipline) and at least ABB in your top three A levels or the equivalent examinations.
We've designed our application process to be rigorous, yet fair. It's important to establish that we're the right fit for each other. We review applications on a rolling basis so would encourage an early submission if possible.
Please apply online via our website at www.careers.fieldfisher.com/graduates.
Training contract 2022 – London: Friday 31 January 2020
Training contract 2020, 2021, 2022 – Birmingham: Friday 31 January 2020
Training contract 2021, 2022 – Manchester: Friday 31 January 2020
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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
- Telephone interview
- Written exercise
Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance and financial services, energy and natural resources, life sciences and media.
Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.
Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.
Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.
Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.
We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a five-star ranking for client service by the Legal 500. It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive five-stars based on client feedback.
2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards. In 2017, we were named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.
The firm was ranked in the list of top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.
Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for ‘New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017. We also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.
The diversity access scheme provides students from underrepresented groups who are dedicated to a career in law the opportunity to apply for summer work experience in our Manchester, London and Birmingham offices. This scheme is only available to students who are currently studying an undergraduate or post-graduate course at The University of Law.
The training contract is split into four seats of six months' duration and our range of practice areas enable us to offer outstanding opportunities for training. Trainees are treated as a valued part of the team and sit near their supervising partner or senior associate in our new open plan office. Our trainees benefit from high quality work as they are encouraged to take responsibility at an early stage of their training contracts. Trainees have the opportunity to choose seats within nearly all of our practice areas, popular choices include IP and technology, PI and medical negligence, corporate and commercial, banking and finance, regulatory and real estate. We also offer trainee seats in a wide range of other areas including public sector, litigation, employment and competition. Also popular are our trainee secondments to Viacom, the BBC and our Silicon Valley office. We invest highly in the development and training of all our trainees and provide good quality work within a friendly and a supportive working culture.
In addition to formal external courses, there are a wide range of internal seminars and training events. We believe that this is just one of the reasons that we have such good retention rates. We are proud of our friendly, relaxed and supportive working environment and there are always numerous sporting and social events to take part in throughout the year.
Benefits include: 25 days' holiday, life assurance, season ticket loan, medical insurance, GP service, as well as rooftop yoga and fitness classes. We operate a flexible benefits scheme where you have the ability to flex your benefits according to your lifestyle (for example having more holiday or less insurance cover). We also offer our newly-qualified solicitors four weeks' unpaid leave to mark the end of their training contracts.
We have chosen University of Law to be our preferred provider of the GDL and LPC. We will pay course fees in full and provide a competitive maintenance grant. For more details please visit our website: www.careers.fieldfisher.com/graduates.
- asset finance
- Commercial IP
- Dispute resolution
- Financial regulation
- IP & technology Protection & enforcement
- Personal injury & medical negligence
- Real estate
- Structured finance
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Administrative & public law
Public law comprises several interlinking practice areas which concern relationships between people and government.
Advertising & marketing
A fresh and exciting area of legal practice, specialist lawyers provide copy clearance advice and work with big-brand clients.
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Clinical negligence lawyers advise on instances of injury or death arising from incorrect or inadequate medical treatment or diagnosis.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
The life sciences sector combines a diverse range of practice areas, demanding advice in areas like food, healthcare and biotechnology.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Outsourcing involves the transfer of projects and functions to specialist third-party providers in return for a fee.
Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
Offending behaviour can relate to incompetency or inappropriate or unlawful activities, be this fraud, assault or inappropriate sexual relationships.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
|Profit per partner:||£550,000 (2015)|
|Training contract applications:||1,000 (2015)|
|Retention rate:||89% (2019)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
|Has overseas secondments:||Yes|
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