Lawfirm Herbert Smith Freehills To Offer Legal Operations Graduate Training

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new graduate scheme that will focus on legal operations.

The firm’s first intake will begin in early 2022 and is set to include five roles across its network. Two roles will be based in London, two in Australia, and one in Asia. The programme will last 18 months in total, providing graduates with the opportunity to gain varied experience through rotation in several specialist areas, including Legal Automation and Technology, Pricing, Legal Project Management and Process Design. At the end of the scheme, graduates will be given the opportunity to complete a three-month secondment with either a client or another team, before they move into a full-time position in the Legal Operations function. 

Herbert Smith Freehills established its global Legal Operations function back in 2018, with the purpose of helping clients in areas including using new technologies to develop collaborative working and applying innovative methods to solving issues. The firm’s global Legal Operations function works alongside its Alternative Legal Services team to advance holistic solutions that provide clients with more value and operational efficiencies.  

The launch of the new graduate scheme sees Herbert Smith Freehills join a growing assembly of law firms that are establishing training schemes in non-traditional areas of the legal sector.

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