Freshfields Overview Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates.
Our people make our firm - we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish.
We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job.
We deliver best when working in teams. We think and work globally - we don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world.
We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at.
We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.
We aim to add value in everything we do - we are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals.
In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate. Location Overview Our London office is at the heart of our global network, in one of the most exciting world cities.
London is arguably the world’s greatest financial centre : all of the world’s leading financial institutions have a significant presence here.
It’s home to the headquarters of more than 100 of Europe’s largest companies. Our London team has a reputation that’s second to none.
They’re the team the world’s leading businesses turn to for help with their most challenging problems. They work with colleagues around the world on complex, cross-border deals and disputes.
Whether you join as a lawyer, a recent graduate or in a business services role, London is a great place to work. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging, engaging work that will give you the opportunity to make your mark and progress your career.
We believe there is no better place to work.
Summary of role This role is for a proactive and highly competent EA who will operate successfully in a pressurised and fast-paced environment, providing professional and client-focussed support to senior stakeholders and heads of business.
Reporting to the Practice Group Manager, the individual needs to be adaptable to and supportive of change whilst sufficiently experienced to influence stakeholders and build relationships.
The role will include undertaking complex tasks and projects, providing transactional support and playing a critical role in managing all routine and daily administrative tasks.
A degree of flexibility around working hours is expected with this role. Responsibilities
Inclusion Freshfields is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background.
All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having / securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing.
Please note that, in line with the requirements of the UK Border Agency, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate can fill the position.
Freshfields is a Ban the Box employer. We ask applicants to disclose criminal convictions only when a conditional job offer is made.
A conviction does not automatically lead to withdrawal of the offer : we make decisions on a case by case basis and take a number of factors into account (eg the role you are applying for and the circumstances of the offence).
You would have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.