Herbert Smith Freehills 1st Year Event

  • Date: 7th March 2019
  • Time: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Herbert Smith Freehills, Primrose Street London

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It’s never too early to start becoming a brilliant lawyer. Join Herbert Smith Freehills on our Aspiring Solicitors Open Day on 7 March 2019 and start to look at law differently.

We are a leading, full-service, global law firm working on some of the world’s biggest cases and deals. With an award-winning depth of expertise across a wide variety of sectors, geographies and legal specialisms, our progressive approach sets us apart.

Inclusivity is our defining characteristic: here, you’ll be a part of everything. By combining different perspectives and potential from diverse backgrounds, we’re able to view and practice law differently. This allows us to break new ground, whether it’s a complex international dispute or a billion-pound, cross-border deal. Now, we want to add your expertise to the mix.

Experiencing life at a law firm during your first year of study opens up a world of opportunities. You’ll discover what it’s like to be a lawyer, how we think and the challenges we face. It’s a great way to learn if a career in law is right for you and it should also give you the tools to make a successful application for a vacation scheme later on.

This is a social mobility initiative and we are committed to improving access to the legal profession by providing experiences and opportunities at our firm. We recently ranked 15th in the Social Mobility Index and we want to continue to increase opportunities for all within the legal sector.

During the open day, you will have the opportunity to talk to people across the firm, from partners to trainees, and find out more about the work that we do and why they chose to work at Herbert Smith Freehills. We’ll also give you our insider tips on how to write a successful application form for our vacation schemes.


  • 11.00 – 11.15 – Arrival
  • 11.15 – 11.30 – Welcome
  • 11.30 – 12.00 – HSF Partner Intro
  • 12.00 – 1.00 – Social mobility at HSF Talk/Panel
  • 1.00 – 1.30 – Office tour
  • 1.30 – 2.30 – Lunch with trainees
  • 2.30 – 3.30 – Trainee panel
  • 3.30 – 4.00 – Break
  • 4.00 – 5.00 – Application Tips and Advice
  • 5.00 – 6.30 – Networking and drinks


To apply for this event you must:

  • be a 1st year student of any discipline or a second year student on a four year course of any discipline; AND
  • be socially mobile (i.e. at least two from the following- be from a low income family, state school comprehensive, first generation of your family to attend university, be a refugee, have spent more than 3 month in local authority care).

Further Information

  • Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed where travel is booked promptly following invitation to the event and on the production of a valid receipt up to £100. Any travel that is likely to be over £100 will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Places will be offered on a rolling basis, so apply early to avoid disappointment.
  • No late applications will be accepted.

Booking for this event is now closed