The following is a Graduate Review for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP scores 3.6/5 based on 112 reviews.
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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £41,000 - £43,000
Current salary: £41,000 - £43,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Freshfields give you the opportunity to write a personal statement rather than having to answer application questions so it can be more personal. Make sure your spelling and grammar in the personal statement is flawless. Demonstrate why you are interested in this firm specifically for example the international nature of the deals as Freshfields is proud of the way it provides a seamless service to clients around the globe. Mention any times you have interacted with the firm (open days, law fairs etc) and how much you like the people that work here and why you think you would fit in.
Do you have any interview tips?
There is a case study exercise where you discuss a report on a company or a news article with a partner and an associate. They don't expect you to know anything about the subject matter, it seems more like a test of whether you can have a nice conversation so be really enthusiastic and the more it goes off on an interesting tangent the better. The interview part of the process is much like any other law firm - just be ready to explain your CV and the choices you made (subject/university/any previous jobs) and why you want to work at Freshfields specifically, and as a solicitor generally. I found enthusiasm and being able to understand and explain the role of a solicitor made up for my lack of a vacation placement.
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