Herbert Smith Freehills



Do you have what it takes to become an exceptional lawyer?

We understand that becoming an exceptional lawyer takes more than technical ability, because at its heart, the business of law is based on human relationships. At Herbert Smith Freehills, you’ll be a part of a culture of client focused innovation and engagement which is continuously evolving for our own and our clients’ benefit. We’ll encourage you to think and work differently and you’ll be given the opportunity to develop the skills you need to work with our clients to solve their most complex challenges in thoughtful and innovative ways.


Wherever you go in the firm, we’re confident you’ll be working with people who share the values we have worked together to define: a commitment to excellence, a collaborative approach, a desire to lead, and a focus on creating strong connections with colleagues and clients. Visit our website to meet some of our people and see what we mean careers.herbertsmithfreehills.com/au/grads/au/grads/get-to-know-us


Your development

Our success depends on the knowledge, skills and unique perspectives of all our people. That’s why we have always placed such a high value on diversity. It’s also why we will invest heavily in your development. Through formal training, pro bono opportunities and the chance to work with inspiring people who are leaders in their fields, we will help you grow personally and professionally.


International graduate secondment program

Our international network means that we can offer opportunities and experiences that are unrivaled in scope. In 2014 we launched our international secondment program for Australian graduates. In the past two years, secondment opportunities have been available in our Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Tokyo and Seoul offices, and we are continuing to review and expand our secondment program.


What we look for

We are interested in who you are and the strengths you can bring. We recruit employees from a wide range of backgrounds who possess the qualities we look for in our lawyers: intellectual curiosity, confidence, clarity of thought, the ambition to grow personally and professionally, and the ability to develop exceptional working relationships with clients and colleagues. We have prepared some more detailed information on our website: careers.herbertsmithfreehills.com/au/grads/au/grads/join-us


Joining us

We offer a range of summer and winter clerkships across our Australian offices. If you have queries about graduate or vacation clerk positions, please visit our website: herbertsmithfreehills.com/careers/australia/graduates or contact one of our graduate recruitment team: herbertsmithfreehills.com/contact-us/tabs/recruitment-contacts.