Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.
Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.
Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.
Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.
Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.
We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
There is no better time to be thinking about starting your career with us. In 2018 we were named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards and in June 2019, we were one of the only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to be awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500.
At Fieldfisher people are vital to our success, which is why we take a deep interest in your professional and personal development. We will always provide ongoing support so that you will be learning and developing from day one. You will not only get to work with some amazing clients and have the opportunity to go on some really interesting secondments; you will also work with some incredible people. They are industry experts in their field who will guide and nurture you and inspire you to achieve great things.
With Trainees and Apprentices based in our Birmingham, London and Manchester offices we can assure you that you will join a network of hard-working, diligent and professional employees.
We believe in giving our trainee solicitors maximum exposure and a variety of experiences, which is essential if you are to become the lawyer of tomorrow and be a trusted advisor to your clients. Your training contract is the start of your career at Fieldfisher and reflects our commitment to develop and retain our talented people.
We believe in real work, on real matters, with real clients. We expect you to take on as much responsibility as early as possible – the work assigned to you could include documentation review, research, handling small claims or cases, meeting with clients and visiting courts.
You will be able to choose from a diverse range of seats such as Corporate, Finance, Regulatory or Technology. We don’t have any compulsory seats but we do require trainees to obtain a diverse experience of the departments that make the Firm who we are today.
Fieldfisher will sponsor your professional qualifications at our preferred law school, the University of Law, and provide you with a maintenance grant of up to £6,000.
As well as this, our trainee solicitors have a fantastic flexible benefits package including: life assurance; travel insurance; dental work; cycle to work scheme; 5% pension contribution; medical insurance; free local GP consultations and many more.
Work life balance truly exists at Fieldfisher and whatever your interests, there will be something for you to get involved in. Our teams and societies include: sailing; football; netball; rugby; choir; music; yoga; Summer BBQs; wine tastings; charity quizzes; fun runs; karaoke nights - to name a few!
Aside from this, our Just Purpose initiatives are key to our business and are governed by the same principles of innovation and commitment to excellence that we bring to all our work.
Our trainees carry out pro bono work for Prisoner’s Advice Service and the Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre, as well as volunteer to act as Reading Partners at a local primary school. Further afield trainees sign up to pro bono projects from around the world via an
online portal, iPro Bono, initially founded by one of our trainees.Each year the firm nominates two charities and employees can be found baking cakes, running marathons, climbing mountains and volunteering, all in the name of charity and fun.