HFW heightens international recruitment focus

Holman Fenwick Willan has set out its ambition to recruit more internationally-minded trainee lawyers.

The City firm has launched a campaign to attract individuals keen to work abroad. The Global Lawyers’ Challenge asks entrants to define what it means to be a lawyer in a globalised marketplace.

Ten finalists will then present their ideas in front of a panel of judges, comprised of a partner, an associate, an existing trainee and an HR staff member. Three of the ten finalists will then make a two-night trip to either Athens, Paris or Geneva, spending a day at the firm’s offices in the City.

Graduate recruitment and development manager Sarah Burson explained that all of the firm’s trainees currently complete one seat in an international office and added: “We want to attract individuals who are going to grasp those opportunities with enthusiasm and commitment.”