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Interview: Tips & Advice


"Two interviews (one with a partner and senior associate, one with two partners) and a written exercise although an online interview is now included. Just be yourself, Bristows are looking to get to know you."
First year trainee, London
"The impression made in interviews are key. The interviewers want to see that they could work with you on a daily basis. Use the extensive array of articles on our website to find something that interests you and ask a question relating to that work."
First year trainee, London
"Follow the news closely, read the Economist, be aware of any big political, financial or business section stories."
Second year trainee, London
"The interview represents Bristows really: it is friendly, they're not trying to catch you out or put you under pressure; they want to have an intelligent conversation with you and see how you interact and think."
Second year trainee, London
"Be yourself. The firm genuinely wants to get to know you. They have a lot of applications so as well as choosing good quality trainees they are also picking people who will fit together. Having said this we are a very diverse intake in terms of gender, sexual orientation, nationality and ethnicity. Make sure you know very precisely why you want to work for Bristows and not another TMT/life sciences city firm."
"Really know Bristows: its areas of specialisation, its profile, its clientele, a couple of recent cases it has been involved in. Being arrogant is probably not going to match the firm's profile."
First year trainee, London
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