What we’re like

Step into our office

Step into our office at Riverbank House, and you’ll soon see we’re a modern firm in every sense of the word. Our tech-savvy thinking makes us the law firm of choice for innovators — and it’s reflected in how we work too. Our office is ultramodern and open plan. We use the latest technologies to share knowledge in real time. It’s an environment that fosters collaboration and creativity.

Indeed, we pride ourselves on having a genuine sense of community at Fieldfisher. We encourage innovation and endorse collegiality every step of the way. Little wonder, then, the Guardian ranked us one of the top 300 graduate employers in the UK.

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Inclusiveness and Diversity

We have a strong commitment towards building a diverse workforce and strive to attract and retain the best people by providing an environment where each individual can develop and build a rewarding career.

We aim to recruit the right team for the job and treat all applicants and employees equally regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We are champions for inclusiveness and everyone in the firm is respected for the role they play and the contribution of every member of the team is highly valued.

In 2013, we launched an award-winning diversity access scheme to help to get more students from underrepresented groups into the legal profession.

Our Inclusiveness and Diversity strategy includes a range of initiatives and networks for our employees to get involved in:

  • LGBT Network & Supporters Group
  • Women @ Work
  • "the network"

Fieldfisher has been certified with the UK National Equality Standard (NES) in 2016, the accreditation for equality, diversity and inclusion. The NES was developed by EY alongside leading businesses and in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Home Office and the Confederation of British Industry. Fieldfisher is the third law firm to receive the NES accreditation.

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"As the first generation of my family to attend university, the Diversity Access Scheme offered an alternative training contract application route. After submitting my covering letter and CV and a face-to-face interview at Kaplan, I was invited to an assessment day at Fieldfisher’s offices and then offered a place on the summer vacation scheme.

I was immediately struck by how friendly people were, at all levels of the firm - from HR to the Partners. The Managing Partner, Michael Chissick, even took an hour out of his day to have afternoon tea with us and field any questions we had. This gave me a real, and very clear, sense of where the firm was going and how I could contribute."

Sebastian, Trainee Solicitor

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We believe that serving the community is not just a responsibility, but a privilege.

Recognising that our business has an impact across many communities, locally and globally, we seek to maximise the positive, and minimise the negative, impact of everything we – and the individuals who make us up – do.

Our corporate responsibility initiatives are key to our business and are governed by the same principles of innovation and commitment to excellence that we bring to all our work. Our trainees are encouraged to get involved with all aspects of our CR programme.

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Our trainees carry out pro bono work at the Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre and also volunteer to act as Reading Partners at a local primary school. Further afield, trainees sign up to pro bono projects from around the world via an online portal, iProBono, initially founded by one of our trainees.

Each year the firm has a nominated charity and employees can be found baking cakes, running marathons, climbing mountains and volunteering all in the name of charity and fun.

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