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2016

"The firm was originally named after only one person (Norman Herbert Smith) using his middle and last names."
First year trainee, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
"The firm's launched an agile working initiative. From new qualifiers onward, each fee earner can work one day a week at home."
First year trainee, London
"Despite its global reputation for litigation, HSF represents more FTSE 100 companies than any other law firm."
First year trainee, London
"An in-house Benugo means you never have to go far for good coffee!"
First year trainee, London
"Chuka Umunna trained at the firm."
First year trainee, London

2015

"There is a trainee revue each Christmas which is screened to the whole office."
First year trainee, London
"In my team, the partners take it in turns to host themed Christmas parties in their offices. As well as that, some of the associates like to sing in the corridors in the evenings."
First year trainee, London
"James Bond's 'Skyfall' was filmed at our offices and Brad Pitt was also decapitated outside our office in 'The Counsellor'."
First year trainee, London

2014

"There is a published book called 'The History of Herbert Smith' by Tom Phillips."
First year trainee, London
"We run an annual trainee revue at Christmas where the trainees get a budget to make fun of the firm. It's a proper event."
Second year trainee, London
"Chuka Umanna, the shadow business secretary, trained and worked here."
First year trainee, London

2013

"'Herbert Smith' as a name wasn't the result of a merger (like most firm names which feature two words), but the middle name and surname of the founder of the firm, Norman Herbert Smith!"
First year trainee, London
"The only reason we're not considered 'Magic Circle' by the legal press is because we controversially unsubscribed from a publication before it coined the term in the 90s."
First year trainee, London
"We have are own in-house advocacy unit."
Second year trainee, London
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