The benefits on offer at Herbert Smith Freehills

The benefits offered by Herbert Smith Freehills:


  • A defined contribution (DC) pension scheme for all employees, with employer-matched contributions up to a total of 16% (employee/employer).

Healthcare and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance (PMI) scheme, employer paid for all employees and their families.
  • Income protection, employer paid for all employees.
  • Health screening, employee paid.
  • Health cash plan, employee paid.
  • Global employee assistance programme, employer paid for all employees.
  • Mental health champions programme, employer paid for all employees.
  • Private GP service, employer paid for all employees.
  • Annual flu jabs, employer paid for all employees.
  • Eyecare vouchers, employer paid for all employees.
  • Critical illness insurance, employee paid.
  • Personal accident insurance, employer paid for all employees.

Work-life balance and family-friendly policies

  • Emergency dependant care.
  • Compassionate leave for pregnancy loss.
  • Paid leave for fertility treatments.
  • 24 weeks of full pay for maternity, four weeks of fully paid co-parent leave (formerly paternity leave) and 20 weeks of shared parental leave at full pay.


  • Up to 30 days depending on role.
  • The option to buy/sell holiday.

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Other benefits

  • Various bonus schemes with awards for high performance.
  • Voluntary benefits scheme including discounts and concierge, Dining Club, Kids Pass, will writing service.
  • Subsidised onsite canteen and sandwich shop.
  • Heavily subsidised gym membership.
  • Various sports and social committees.
  • Bikes-for-work scheme.
  • Season ticket loans.
  • Mortgage broker.

Employee recognition

  • Manager recognition awards for some groups of employees.