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  • 12 vacancies
  • 37 trainees
  • 294 partners
  • 1370 staff

About Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors.

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More info

Please apply online via our website at

You will be asked to complete a verbal reasoning and logical reasoning psychometric test after completing your application form. If successful your application form will be 'blind' assessed by one of our trained fee earner assessors and if successful you will be invited to an assessment centre. This is the same process for vacation schemes and training contracts.


Spring vacation scheme 2019 – London: 15 January 2019

Summer vacation scheme 2019 – London: 15 January 2019

Vacation scheme 2019 – Manchester: 31 January 2019

Vacation scheme 2019 – Birmingham: 31 January 2019

Training contract 2021 – London: 30 June 2019

Training contract 2020 or 2021 – Manchester: 31 January 2019

Training contract 2019, 2020 or 2021 – Birmingham: 31 January 2019

Applications to

Graduate Recruitment Team

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • 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. 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 1,350 people working across 22 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, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

Fieldfisher is currently 'Law Firm of the Year' – Legal Business Awards 2018 and British Legal Awards 2017.

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:

Attendees of the scheme will spend the two weeks in one department and will be assigned daily tasks to carry out. The training programme also schedules in-depth departmental presentations these are interactive sessions, so attendees can collect as much knowledge and information about the firm as they wish. Other seminars and lectures will cover business and technical, communication and presentation skills and afternoon tea with our managing partner!

Fieldfisher rely on the vacation schemes in the recruitment of their trainees. In 2018, over 90% of training contracts were offered to those who attended a vacation scheme.

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.

  • Banking
  • asset finance
  • commercial IP
  • corporate
  • derivatives
  • dispute resolution
  • employment
  • pensions
  • financial regulation
  • IP
  • technology protection
  • enforcement
  • personal injury
  • medical negligence
  • real estate
  • regulatory
  • structured finance
  • tax
  • technology
  • outsourcing
  • privacy
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London, EC4R 3TT
Phone: 0161 268 8583
Work placement: No
Number of work placements: 0
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree and ABB at A level
Start salary: £38,500
Sponsorship: GDL/LPC fees plus grants
Turnover: £121,500,000 (2015)
Profit per partner: £550,000 (2015)
Starting salary: £38,500
Training contract applications: 1,000 (2015)
Retention rate: 77% (2015)
Partner diversity:
  • 75.0% male (2018)
  • 25.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 66.0% male (2016)
  • 33.0% female
  • 1.0% N/A
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Media and TV organisations
  • Retail outlets
  • Amsterdam
  • Beijing
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bologna
  • Brussels
  • Düsseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Guangzhou
  • Hamburg
  • London
  • Luxembourg
  • Manchester
  • Milan
  • Munich
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Shanghai
  • Turin
  • Venice
  • Silicon Valley
  • i-Probono
  • Prisoners’ Advice Service
  • Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • The University of Law Diversity Access Scheme
  • Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership