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Frequently Asked Questions

Aside from an excellent academic record, we’re looking for people who are ambitious, innovative, naturally inquisitive and commercially minded. Also, tell us what attracted you particularly to Fieldfisher and what personal qualities you can bring to the firm.
Remember, the obvious rules apply: ensure your application is clear, spellchecked and concise, yet informative.

You’ll need good academics with a minimum of ABB at A Level (or equivalent) and be on track for a 2:1 degree in any discipline.

We will only consider such applications if there are strong mitigating circumstances and these are clearly highlighted in your application.

We have chosen the University of Law to be our preferred provider for the GDL and LPC. Trainees can choose their own LPC electives, provided they are relevant to our core practice areas.

Only in exceptional circumstances.

We arrange regular seminars and social events for our future trainees and keep them informed of developments in the firm. We also operate an online secure community, exclusively for future trainees, so we can keep in touch easily wherever you are in the world.

There are opportunities for trainees to be seconded to clients, such as Ebay, MTV and BBC, as well as to our Silicon Valley office.

We do not ask our trainees to do any compulsory seats, but in line with SRA requirements, we encourage them to complete one contentious and one non contentious seat.

Unfortunately if we have not received your completed application by midnight on the closing date, it cannot be considered. The deadline for completing the online assessment will be provided to you should you make it through to that stage of the application process.

Applications remain open until the deadline, but we may start reviewing applications, and inviting applicants to undertake our online strengths assessment before the deadline, if volumes are high. 

Using an objective selection method such as our online assessment is a useful way of comparing an individual against their peer group and it removes any subjective opinion or unconscious bias. The online assessment helps us to identify the most able candidates for our training contracts by assessing their cognitive abilities as well as their judgement, resilience, motivation and values, among other criteria. We benchmark the results against what we have determined success looks like at Fieldfisher (assessed from a range of our staff and partners from a variety of backgrounds) so that we know those who do well on the assessment are most likely to be the best fit for Fieldfisher and Fieldfisher is most likely to be the best fit for them.