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Why your firm?

2015

"I applied to Freshfields because of the people at the firm, as well as their strong corporate and antitrust practice."
First year trainee, London
"I attended a campus presentation from Freshfields. The work sounded varied and interesting and the partners, associates and trainees at the presentation were very friendly and engaging, which definitely drew me towards the firm."
Second year trainee, Singapore
"From word of mouth I had heard excellent feedback from trainees already at the firm."
First year trainee, London
"I was encouraged to apply here by the prestige of the firm and quality of training provided."
Second year trainee, New York
"I applied here because of the firm's reputation, and quality of their work combined with a friendly and active culture."
First year trainee, London
"There are three month seats available so you can see a lot of the firm during the training contract."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's reputation, trainees and straightforward application process definitely drew me towards them."
First year trainee, London
"Everyone I met at the firm was very friendly, and enthusiastic, and reflected the firm's outstanding reputation."
Second year trainee, London
"I was encouraged to apply to the firm as I saw how they embraced diverse experiences and backgrounds."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Freshfields provides excellent training (sort of a 'baptism of fire' to your career in law) and the name speaks volumes - I don't know any trainee who hasn't been retained who wasn't offered an equal or higher paying job elsewhere."
Second year trainee, London
"I was attracted to Freshfields by the world-class reputation and high-profile work."
Second year trainee, London
"I chose this firm because of its atmosphere and ability to do three-month rotations, along with its status as world leading in the market."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of the work on offer and the people that I met at my interview encouraged me to come here."
Second year trainee, Singapore
"I was convinced to apply here by my time on the vacation scheme - the people, atmosphere and work were great."
Second year trainee, London
"I chose my firm because I wanted to work with the best in my chosen profession. The great secondment opportunities and three-month seat process was also a contributing factor."
First year trainee, London
"Every experience I had with Freshfields from work experience to application and then interview was a positive one. By the end of it all, I genuinely wanted to work here."
First year trainee, London
"I worked at Freshfields as a temporary paralegal and loved the working environment. The people are lovely and the work is very interesting."
First year trainee, London
"I did a vacation scheme and really liked the people I met and the atmosphere around the office. I also felt it would be a great place to train and a strong name to have on my CV."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Its reputation (and the fact it pays the most of all the English firms). Also the three month seat moves - particularly useful as I wasn't sure which area of law I'd like to qualify into."
Second year trainee, London
"The Freshfields brand makes a future anywhere in the world/City more easily attainable even if you do not qualify at the firm."
First year trainee, London
"I did a summer internship at the firm and really enjoyed the culture."
Second year trainee, London
"Great reputation, three month seat rotations and the more interview process was probing than at other Magic Circle firms from which I received offers."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of work, prestige and atmosphere."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"The prestige of Freshfields, the quality of work and clients, the secondment opportunities, quality of training, seat options and the firm ethos/culture."
First year trainee, London
"It is international and the clients are well known. The opportunities here are incredible, and it's a great name to have on the CV. The flexible training contract was a big plus, too."
First year trainee, London
"I had met people at a recruitment event who I liked and I did a vacation scheme which was great fun."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
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