Frequently asked questions
Are you taking applications for vacation schemes?
We are not currently accepting applications for vacation schemes.
When do training contract applications close?
Applications for training contracts in London, Manchester and Birmingham close on the 31 January 2020.
What happens if I miss the deadline?
Unfortunately if we have not received your completed application by midnight on the 31 January 2020 it cannot be considered.
Are applications reviewed on a rolling basis?
Applications remain open until the deadline, but we may start reviewing applications, and inviting applicants to assessment centres a few weeks before the deadline, if volumes are high.
Can I apply for work experience?
Unfortunately Fieldfisher do not offer ad-hoc work experience placements. Should we be in a position to consider it in the future, we will get in touch but we do not see this changing in the short term. Please keep up to date with our latest vacancies by visiting our careers website where all our vacancies are advertised:
Do I have to apply via your careers website?
All applications must be made through our careers website. http://careers.fieldfisher.com/application-process.html. Please note we are unable to accept applications via email and all CVs/documents containing personal data will be automatically deleted to ensure compliance with firm's GDPR policies.
What are you looking for in an application?
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, concise yet informative.
What are the minimum academic requirements I have to have to in order to submit an application?
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.
What if I don’t have the minimum academic requirements?
We will only consider such applications if there are strong mitigating circumstances and these are clearly highlighted in your application.
Can I apply for a diversity access scheme if I am not a University of Law student?
To be eligible to apply for the diversity access scheme you must currently be studying at the University of Law. Eligible candidates can apply here: https://www.apply4law.com/fieldfisher/
Does the firm have preferred law school providers?
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.
Can I defer my start date once I have accepted an offer?
Only in exceptional circumstances.
Do you keep in touch with your future trainees during their GDL/LPC years?
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.
Are there any opportunities for secondments for trainees?
There are opportunities for trainees to be seconded to clients, such as Viacom and the BBC. We also offer secondments to our Silicon Valley office.
What compulsory seats do you have?
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.