Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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Application details and method of selection
If you want to apply for a training contract to begin in February or August 2020, you will need to apply online between 2 October 2017 and 4 January 2018 (all applicants) or between 1 June 2018 and 17 July 2018 (all law students and law graduates). Go to www.freshfields.com/ukgraduates for details.
Firm description and career prospects
Freshfields is an international commercial law firm that supports its clients wherever in the world they operate.
We advise some of the world's biggest companies on how to grow, strengthen and defend their businesses. If you're keen to pursue a career in commercial law, we can offer you some of the most interesting work around.
Working for us means you'll help our clients achieve their business goals, from advising them on mergers and acquisitions to resolving their disputes and commercial challenges.
If you want to find solutions that work in the real, commercial world – not just the ones that reflect what's right or wrong in law – we could be the right choice for you.
We pay our prospective trainees' tuition fees for the GDL and LPC and offer a maintenance grant of £7,250 per year for those studying the GDL and £7,000 for those studying the LPC (we require prospective trainees to undertake the accelerated LPC at BPP Law School in London).
Our three-week summer vacation schemes are an exciting way to find out more about life at Freshfields, before considering for a training contract.
If, at the end of the three-week vacation scheme, you decide you’d like to be considered for a training contract you can opt to have an interview.
The vacation scheme application window is open from 2 October 2017 – 4 January 2018.
Training contract programme
Flexibility is key in our training contract. If you train with us, you can try up to eight areas of law. That’s twice as many as most law firms.
Our lawyers focus on at least one industry sector and work in one of seven practice groups: antitrust, competition and trade; corporate; dispute resolution; employment, pensions and benefits; finance; real estate; and tax.
The corporate, dispute resolution and finance practices are at the core of the firm, so we’ll expect you to spend at least three months in each of these groups.
You’ll also get the chance to spend time on secondment to a client or to one of our offices in the US, Asia or Europe.
Corporate, real estate, tax, structured finance, energy, transport and infrastructure, restructuring and insolvency, competition, employment, pensions and benefits, EU, environment, planning and regulatory, financial institutions disputes, arbitration, commercial disputes, IP/IT.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial
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