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Alumni Matters


Sally Capp, alumna and Melbourne Lord Mayor, promises 'purpose and people, not politics'

Hon Ng and Fiona McKenzie: two alumni on opposite sides of the globe talk about the exciting landscape of law at Uber

David Willis, former joint CEO reflects on life post retirement and his not-for-profit endeavours

Stanley Xie and Gavin Guo, the story of fellow alumni who have reunited to lead Kewei Joint Operation


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Upcoming Events

Alumni events update:

We are delighted that our London trainee anniversary dinners are going ahead. Please contact us if you haven't received your invitation. 

22 September: 10 year reunion for intakes September 2011 and March 2012

6 October: 25 year reunion for intakes September 1995 and March 1996 (rescheduled from 2020)

7 October: 25 year reunion for intakes September 1996 and March 1997

12 October: 20 year reunion for intakes September 2001 and March 2002

13 October: 20 year reunion for intakes September 2000 and March 2001 (rescheduled from 2020)




Opportunities with Herbert Smith Freehills

We have welcomed many alumni back to the firm and are always keen to speak to others about opportunities. If you are interested, please contact one of our regional recruitment team leaders:

Asia: Jemma Rowe ( or +852 21014260)

Australia: Liz Henry ( or +61 2 9322 4018)

UK, US and EMEA: Mary Carpenter ( or +44 20 7466 3569)

You can also see all current vacancies and register for job alerts by creating an account on our recruitment system here.

Contract Legal and In-house Opportunities – TeamSource (Australia)

TeamSource, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Australian flexible workforce community, has been connecting ambitious lawyers, legal technologists and paralegals with some of the most in demand legal opportunities in Australia working alongside some of our largest global clients and award winning teams.   Drawing on the depth of expertise, quality training and relationships that exist within our alumni community, TeamSource enables us to approach resourcing of our client services in a different way and also provides new opportunities for our alumni seeking agile, contract or in-house opportunities.

As a member of TeamSource  you gain exclusive access to in-house and private practice assignments that rarely reach the wider market and gives you the platform to select  the type of experiences you want as a lawyer.  TeamSource has a large and rapidly growing member base of first class and technically strong lawyers giving our clients greater access to expertise and niche skills, and more options to build their teams when they require trustworthy solutions to their interim legal needs.  We continue to grow and evolve our ways of working in order to offer a bespoke model to both our members and clients.

If you would like to know more about TeamSource and/or register for opportunities, please visit our website.

Contract Legal and In-house Opportunities – Global

Outside Australia, clients do contact our Alumni team about permanent and/or contract positions.  If you would like to join the mailing list to receive communications outlining these opportunities from our Alumni team, please email


If you have any questions, get in touch with a member of our alumni team

Kym Somers
Senior Alumni Executive, London
Olivia Troop
Alumni Executive, London



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