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Our people

A world-class firm with a diverse mix of people

We are building an inclusive environment where everyone can achieve their potential.

It’s people who make our firm. Whatever your background, whether you think differently, laterally, logically, or practically, we look for talented people, driven by excellence. As a firm we believe collaboration makes us stronger, and so we want team players too. All we ask is that you share the values that make us Freshfields, wherever we are in the world: respecting and being open with each other, supporting one another, and being positive role models. We’re international but very much one firm. We share our expertise to ensure the best outcome for our clients. We’re connected globally, working in cross-border, cross-functional teams, giving you the chance to experience new cultures, places, and ideas. 

Challenge. At Freshfields, we thrive on it. Challenging ideas, challenging you, challenging ourselves. We want you to be a part of our journey. Don’t think, “I’ll do it tomorrow”. Do it today. Challenge today

Our people


We're looking for world-class talent to join our offices in the MENA Region.

We recruit corporate, finance, and dispute resolution lawyers with responsibility coming early for those who relish a challenge: as a smaller office we offer a broader spectrum of work, accountability, visibility and profile for high achievers. 

Our lawyers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and appreciate the breadth of culture in the region. We have lawyers with a range of post-qualification experience as well as trainees from across the network who complete placements in the region. Many of our lawyers are multilingual. Irrespective of background and levels of experience our lawyers all share the same important characteristics – respect and support for each other and a determination to deliver for our clients, whatever it takes.

Be prepared to take on a variety of tasks as business dictates. It's hard work, but it's rewarding.

Business Services

We have a number of business services professionals who make our business run smoothly, supporting our lawyers and delivering outstanding client service. 

Their roles encompass a range of non-legal functions that are key to the firm's success. These include personal assistants, HR professionals, finance support roles, IT, administration and marketing and business development executives.

As with our legal teams, we only want the best people to take on business services roles that are so pivotal to our success. We're always interested in hearing from people with the right skills.


Business services embraces a range of professions. 

  • Finance support
  • Human resources (HR)
  • IT
  • Marketing and business development
  • Office management
  • Personal assistants


To recruit and retain the best lawyers, we offer exceptional career development. Development starts when you join the firm and continues throughout your career with Freshfields. 

We provide top-quality, comprehensive legal training to equip new lawyers for practical work and courses on global developments.

We encourage participation in external seminars and training courses. We also believe getting involved is the best way to learn. On-the-job coaching features from day one, equipping our people with practical, hands-on experience.

Our lawyers are invited to regular worldwide practice conferences. These are great opportunities to network with colleagues from other offices working in the same field.

We also run innovative global programmes to develop team, project and client management skills as well as the business know-how that keeps our lawyers ahead of the crowd.

Business services

Everyone who supports our fee-earners has the opportunity for both personal and professional development.

We make sure all our employees supporting our fee-earners receive a comprehensive range of personal and professional development.

Our courses aim to address individual and firm-wide needs by encompassing all key areas of personal development and practical skills training.

Our tailored development programmes and activities will help you progress your career by building on your existing strengths and meeting your development needs.