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Why HFW?

What others say about us

We are recognised as market leaders in the field of international commerce and our lawyers are commended for their practical approach to law and on their ability to provide tailor-made, pragmatic solutions for our clients.

By joining HFW as a Trainee, you will begin to develop your legal and communication skills in a pragmatic, solutions-orientated environment where innovation is truly key. Hear what others have to say about us:

Chambers 2017 UK "Their international coverage and ability to co-ordinate matters out of the London office touching various locations worldwide are big advantages."

Chambers 2017 UK "Client service is top-notch. They are always sure to understand the needed work product and then deliver on that. We get excellent commercial awareness of our needs at a reasonable price."

Chambers 2017 Latin America "The team is meticulous, it is capable of analysing technical issues and gathering the appropriate evidence to support a case."

Chambers 2017 – Asia Pacific, Singapore "Their service is excellent; they are incredibly commercial and responsive. If there are tight deadlines they can achieve them"

Chambers 2017 Asia Pacific, China "The team never fails to provide an accurate assessment on the degree of legal risk in a given situation, and in a timely manner. They have always been able to demonstrate sound judgement in planning and managing our matters."

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Australia "The team understands the client's business and the challenges faced".

Legal 500 UK, London ‘At the top of the tree for shipping work’

Chambers 2016 Global, UAE "The standard and level of advice is consistently high."

Chambers 2016 Europe, UK "They do a massive range of litigation, and they have some fantastic cases."

Chambers 2016 Europe, France "Very high delivery of service. The lawyers have a strong involvement in the files and have a human touch."

Chambers 2016 UK "The lawyers are responsive, down to earth and commercially oriented. They give good practical advice and give it quickly."

Recent awards include:

Captive Review: Law Firm of the Year 2017

MENA Insurance: Insurance Law Firm of the Year 2017

Maritime Lawyer of the Year 2016
Lloyds List Global Awards 2016

Captive Review Onshore (Insurance) Law Firm of the Year 2016

Asia Legal Business Shipping Law Firm of the Year
(Hong Kong; Singapore) 2016

Captive Review Onshore Law Firm of the Year 2016

China Law and Practice Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Henry Fung (Shipping & Transport, Hong Kong) and Richard Jowett (Insurance, Australia) Client Choice Award 2016

Commodities Business Awards Rewarding Excellence in Commodities
Legal: 2014

European Women in Business Law Award Winner 2016
Vivienne Pitroff (Shipping & Maritime)

Global Arbitration Review Selected Firm 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility Award Lloyd's List Global Awards 2015 and Seatrade Maritime Awards

Middle East Insurance Review Law Firm of the Year
2nd Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2015

World ECR Export Controls Law Firm of the Year
Runner Up 2016