Case Study

Successful ‘Tech for Good’ event with 85 attendees interested in law, 48% female


Herbert Smith Freehills

Industry: Law
Headquarters: London
No of employees: 4700 (2017)

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading law firms with 27 offices across the globe. The global leader in dispute resolution and with a market leading corporate practice, Herbert Smith Freehills consistently ranks as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world.

In numbers






First in family to go to university


From a diversity background

The opportunity

Herbert Smith Freehills wanted to put their brand in front of students and graduates with an interest in law and provide a better understanding of the career opportunities within the company.

On behalf of Herbert Smith Freehills, Debut hosted an event for 85 Debut users with presentations by the company, a debate where students were split into groups to discuss chosen topics and networking opportunities.

A successful event

The 85 attendees were either studying law or had an interest in law and were on track for obtaining a first or 2:1 in their subject area. The event attracted a diverse talent pool from 37 different universities, where 55% were from a diversity background, 48% were female and 25% were the first in their family to attend university.

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