Fieldfisher Returner Programme

Location:     Manchester

Start date:   February 2019

Position:      6-month paid returnship

Part of the Law Returners Programme

Fieldfisher is proud to be partnering with Women Returners and the Law Society, who are piloting a programme targeted at experienced legal professionals who have taken an extended career break (12 months or more) from careers as qualified Lawyers and are looking for a route back into the legal profession. The programme will enable you to refresh your technical skills, knowledge and experience, by taking on a professional placement, with the possibility of ongoing employment at the end of the programme.

About Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world’s most dynamic sectors. They are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources and life sciences.

Their growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside their China and Silicon Valley teams. Among their clients, they count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Their network has more than 1,400 people working across 24 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of their clients’ needs.

Why Fieldfisher?

This is a truly exciting time at Fieldfisher, where 2017-2018 marked their second consecutive year of double-digit growth, reaching firm revenue of £207 million, for the first time in the firm’s history.

Fieldfisher’s growth has been driven by increases in quality work across many of their key practice areas, rapid expansion of its presence across Europe and investment in innovative initiatives, including Condor ALS.

In recognition of their achievements, Fieldfisher was named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017 and named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards 2018.

What will Fieldfisher offer you?

Fieldfisher operates a friendly, open and inclusive culture and environment. In addition to high quality and challenging work, successful candidates will be provided with a bespoke, comprehensive development plan, a support network through coaching and mentorship, and the appropriate guidance to help you resume your career.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, plus the option to work flexibly.

What are Fieldfisher looking for?

You will be a qualified Lawyer (at any level or PQE) who has taken a professional legal career break for 12+ months, and who is looking to re-enter the legal profession.

Fieldfisher is primarily focused on applications from those who have experience in regulatory law, advising either regulators or businesses on regulatory, disciplinary and public law matters. Their sectors of interest are very broad but include healthcare, life sciences, transport, health and safety, food, finance and environment.

However, if this is not your specialism, please do apply, as Fieldfisher’s Manchester office covers other areas such as Banking & Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, IP, Real Estate and Technology & Privacy.

How to apply

Apply by going to the Fieldfisher career website: click here.

Closing date for applications has been extended to 2nd December at 23:59.

With any questions relating to Fieldfisher, they are happy to have an open conversation. Please contact, or by phone 0161 835 8006.

With any questions regarding the overall programme, please contact

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and they are actively working towards improving the diversity of their staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant’s suitability to meet the requirements of the role.