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Herbert Smith Freehills is thrilled to be named the number 1 ‘attraction firm’ in Australia in a recent survey of the country’s legal professionals.

The Lawyers Weekly Firm of Choice Survey 2015 asked respondents which law firm they would be most likely approach if they ever decided to leave their current firm. Over 587 respondents answered the question, with the majority choosing Herbert Smith Freehills. In fact, nearly a quarter of respondents (23%) cited Herbert Smith Freehills as the law firm that they would most like to work for.

Jason Ricketts, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Managing Partner for Australia, said: “We have worked incredibly hard to make the firm a great place to work and we are proud of our positive culture. It’s very pleasing to see that our efforts have been recognised in this way.

“Our people are what sets our firm apart and we offer unparalleled training and development opportunities at all levels to ensure that they can be their best.

“The global strength of our brand and network means that we can also offer our people the opportunity to work on some of the largest and most complex transactions and matters in the world.

“We believe that the outstanding professional opportunities we are able to offer as a global firm, combined with our team-focused, collaborative and inclusive culture is what attracts lawyers and keeps them engaged to continue their careers with the firm.”

The news comes after a successful year for Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia. The firm has won a number of accolades which recognise its outstanding client service and innovative employee initiatives, including:


  • Law Firm of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2015
  • Best Professional Services Firm and Best Law Firm (both in the revenue over A$200m category) in Australia at the Financial Review / Beaton Consulting 2015 Client Choice Awards for the third year in a row.
  • Australian Firm of the Year Award at the annual Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence 2015
  • Australian Deal Team of the Year Award and the Employee Health and Wellbeing Award at the 2015 Australasian Law Awards