Interview Questions

2017

"We spoke a lot about Brexit and I was asked about the impact it may have on legal services etc. I was also given an article to read 30 minutes before my interview about the regulation of banks post the 2007/2008 financial collapse. We then spent about 15 minutes discussing this."
First year trainee, London
"I had various questions about my experience and why I wanted to pursue a career in law (with this firm in particular). There were also general commercial questions."
Second year trainee, London
"What extracurricular activities do you do? Why did you choose this firm? Tell us about your past work experiences. I was also asked to explain a topic that had been of interest to me in the commercial news."
First year trainee, London

2016

"I was asked questions on scenario analysis and the interviewers also focused on my CV."
First year trainee, London
"A mix between questions focusing on the work done at the firm (finance in particular) and my personal experience and qualities."
First year trainee, London
"In one interview, I was asked to present my thoughts on a recent publication. In another, I was asked more general questions about myself and why I had chosen to apply to the firm."
First year trainee, London
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