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Fun Facts

2015

"There is a crypt at the back/under the firm that used to be part of a medieval priory."
Second year trainee, London
"An introduction to one of The Apprentice episodes was shot in one of our buildings - Lord Sugar and his aides can be seen descending in one of our glass lifts."
Second year trainee, Paris
"The New York office is used in the programme 'Suits'."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm dates back to 1743 in the UK."
Second year trainee, Washington

2014

"The Freshfields Angel (our company logo) is holding a spear - it used to point the other way, but that was considered too aggressive, so we turned it around."
Second year trainee, Paris
"Part of the induction fortnight involves a corporate social responsibility activity - my intake sold copies of the Big Issue alongside regular sellers in the city."
Second year trainee, London
"Freshfields have been the lawyers to the Bank of England since its foundation."
Second year trainee, London
"The canteen is wonderful. For instance, we recently had a visit from Levi Roots, with reggae music being played in the dining area. Not bad for a Wednesday afternoon!"
First year trainee, London
"The Annual Christmas Party includes EVERYONE (i.e. gym instructors, dentists, mail men, etc.) which is excellent and very inclusive."
Second year trainee, London
"We have a firm band called Fleet Street Mac."
Second year trainee, London
"The New York office is used for the outside shots in the first series of Suits."
First year trainee, London
"We have a 15th/16th century tomb underneath our office."
First year trainee, London

2013

"The pens in the client meeting rooms are the best!"
Second year trainee, London
"We had the best view of the Thatcher funeral from the top floor."
First year trainee, London
"We have an annual bake-off involving partners cake decorating against the clock, and regular departmental ski trips."
First year trainee, London
"Skiing holidays take place in departments, offering a great opportunity to get to know more people and build good working relationships."
First year trainee, London
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