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Herbert Smith Freehills Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1882
Company - Private
Legal
$1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

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Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 27 offices, to meet all our clients legal services needs globally. We help our clients realise opportunities while managing ... Read more

Mission: With an award-winning depth of expertise across a wide variety of sectors, geographies and legal specialisms, our progressive approach sets us apart.

Inclusivity is our defining characteristic: here, you will be a part of everything. By combining different ... Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills Reviews

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Herbert Smith Freehills part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great pay, free lunches once a week and dinners after 7pm each night.

    Cons

    Not suited to those who aren't prepared to be busy and work after hours if required.

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Herbert Smith Freehills Interviews

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Getting an Interview
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    Summer Clerk Interview

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    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Typical rounds, cover letter + application followed by a first round chat. Did not progress through. 1-on-1 with a partner, questions are standard - no surprises they are there to hear what they want to hear.

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Company Updates

  • 22 February 2018 Herbert Smith Freehills has launched ground-breaking Global Transitioning Guidelines, affirming its commitment to transgender (trans*) employees. The Guidelines form a global policy framework to support employees as they transition, and to ensure that inclusion of trans* employees is acknowledged across the firm. The Guidelines provide guidance to the trans* individual regarding navigating their gender transition in the workplace, as well as a summary of gender diversity and identity terminology and definitions. These are an important part of the framework, as education is a key component of the firm’s ongoing commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Guidelines also provide practical guidance for human resources professionals and leaders within the firm, along with steps to create a transitioning support plan for individuals.

  • 23 February 2018 Herbert Smith Freehills has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to gender equality in the workplace, receiving the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation for the second consecutive year from Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The citation recognises the firm’s proactive approach to addressing gender inequality, and the strategic initiatives the firm has undertaken to overcome the systemic imbalance between genders within its own workforce and as well as its contributions to the legal profession more broadly. In order to receive the citation, an organisation must demonstrate how they are improving gender equality outcomes across activity in a number of areas including leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps and flexible working.

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Herbert Smith Freehills Awards & Accolades

  • Firm of the Year, Australasian Law Awards, 2018
  • Ranked 5th in the world, Law 360: Global 20, 2018
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