Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is a global law firm with 2,881 lawyers, 2000 business services professionals and 27 offices across 19 jurisdictions.

HSF successfully disrupted a rapidly-evolving legal services market by developing and launching a new practice group – Alternative Legal Services (ALT). In 2011 our Belfast office opened and we now have a global presence with offices in London, China, Australia, South Africa and New York, with more than 350 lawyers, technologists and legal analysts.

HSF’s practice groups include Employment, Pensions and Incentives, Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Competition, Regulation and Trade, Finance, Real Estate and Projects, in addition to ALT. The team work in a complementary and seamless way with other offices across the firm’s international network, offering a combination of legal expertise, process efficiency and technology solutions.

The team provides a wide range of services including document review, regulatory claims assessment, due diligence, verification, commercial contracts, specialist funds work, eDiscovery, client and technology services and asset management.

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Our Benefits

  • Pension Contribution
  • Annual Leave
  • Healthcare
  • Gym Allowance
  • Career Development
  • Internal / Global Mobility
  • Social Events
  • Learning & Development

More about HSF

  • Our Culture
    To best serve our clients – as well as ensuring that our recruitment process is inclusive and open to all – we continue to provide an open, dynamic and inspirational working environment. The broad range of committees.
  • Our Recruitment Journey
    1. Complete our online application form - tell us about your academic credentials, the skills you've gained from extra-curricular activities and work experience, and why you have the motivation and potential to become a great Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer. 2. Sit our technical test - applicants who are successfully short-listed following review of the online application form, will be invited to sit our technical test. This technical test is designed to allow you to demonstrate your approach to work relevant to Alternative Legal Services. 3. Come to our assessment centre - our assessment centre comprises two elements (group exercise and competency interview) that are designed to give you the opportunity to showcase your potential to be a future lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills.
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
    At Alternative Legal Services we recognise and appreciate all the differences that make each of us unique. Upholding a culture of inclusion that fosters these differences is fundamental to our business and the diverse clients and communities we work with. Embracing a diversity of backgrounds and views means we attract and retain the best talent and provide our clients with the most considered and innovative advice. Our approach to diversity includes initiatives encompassing gender, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and social inclusion. Our Diversity committee includes; IRIS, Women in Business, Mental Health and Wellbeing; Family and Multiculturalism.
  • How we support the community
    We have a wide range of committees and networks in Belfast, and encourage all our team to get involved. Our Community and Social Responsibility Committee includes the following networks: Pro Bono; Environment; Citizenship; Charity and Fundraising; Arts and Business and Universities network.

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