Herbert Smith Freehills
Profile Industry : Legal
SECTOR : Private
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Silver


Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading international law firm, formed from a merger between Australian based Freehills and international firm Herbert Smith. Our clients include many of the world’s largest and most ambitious organisations. We offer them innovative advice and comprehensive support around the world.


We aim to bring a new perspective to our clients’ businesses, working with them to identify opportunities and manage risk in an uncertain marketplace. We believe technical ability is not enough and that the business of law is fundamentally about human relationships. This means a culture built on creating exceptional working relationships with clients and colleagues.

Herbert Smith Freehills’ work in the community demonstrates the values that bind our business together. We share a long tradition of providing pro bono legal service, which has developed into a broader programme of volunteering and charitable giving. All our lawyers are encouraged to do pro bono work and all staff are encouraged to volunteer and are able to take a day’s volunteer leave each year.


We are interested in who you are and the strengths you can bring. Technical excellence is important, but we look for additional qualities. We look for people who are assured, perceptive, ambitious and empathetic.

For detailed guidance visit: herbertsmithfreehills.com/careers


Global. For more information, visit herbertsmithfreehills.com


Qualifications required vary according to the role.

We provide expertise in a range of legal practice and business services. For more information, visit herbertsmithfreehills.com


Over 5,000 people: including 2,900 lawyers and over 2,000 business services professionals.


Cathy Gray, Recruitment Manager – Australia

T +61 2 9225 5209


“It’s important that we continue to lead with our LGBT programmes. If we stood silent and did little in this space, both employees and clients would be entitled to question whether we are the type of organisation they want to align with.”

Tony Wood, Partner, Melbourne

Laura McLaren Sydney LGBTI Network chair

In March 2015, we celebrated the second anniversary of the Herbert Smith Freehills LGBTI Network. At the event celebrating this occasion, Michael Kirby congratulated us, saying “I pay respects to the firm and I congratulate the LGBTI network on its second anniversary.”

We, in Australia, have always been proud of Freehills as a distinguished and innovative legal practice. I feel so much a part of this inclusive organisation, and proudly wore the HSF t-shirt when we marched as sponsors of the Sydney Mardi Gras. The future looks very bright for us and I’m looking forward to furthering my career as a litigator in this global firm.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Herbert Smith Freehills