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Challenge today

Challenge. At Freshfields, it unites us. Whether it’s limits, status quo, complexity, simplicity, heritage, boundaries, we’re constantly setting ourselves goals to do and be more. And we don’t wait until tomorrow. We do it today.

It’s people who make our firm. Whatever your background, whether you think differently, laterally, logically or practically, we look for talented people, driven by excellence. As a firm we believe collaboration makes us stronger, and so we want team players too. All we ask is that you share the values that make us Freshfields, wherever we are in the world: respecting and being open with each other, supporting one another, and being positive role models. We’re international but very much one firm. We share our expertise to ensure the best outcome for our clients. We’re connected globally, working in cross-border, cross-functional teams, giving you the chance to experience new cultures, places and ideas. 

Our work is complex at Freshfields, and while it can be difficult, it’s enriching. We work with high-profile organisations on mandates that can set new precedents, so you’ll make an impact and leave your mark, empowering you and those around you. You’ll get the recognition you deserve and, whether you’re a lawyer or working alongside them in our Business Services teams, you’ll have opportunities to develop, giving you the confidence to grow both professionally and personally. 

At Freshfields, we value difference and it’s our diversity that powers us. We’re absolutely committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone achieves their potential. We want everyone to feel they can belong, engage and excel. We still have more to do, and we work closely with external partners to support our goals. We have targeted initiatives and programmes aligned to our six key focus areas globally: disability, gender, LGBTQ+ and gender identity, mental health and wellbeing, race and ethnicity, and social mobility. We’re proud of our extensive pro bono work too, because we believe everyone deserves justice and opportunity. Wherever you work, you’ll have the chance to get involved.

Challenge. At Freshfields, we thrive on it. Challenging ideas, challenging you, challenging ourselves. We want you to be a part of our journey. Don’t think, “I’ll do it tomorrow”. Do it today. Challenge today.

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