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"I talked the interviewer through my background, my previous experience, why I wanted to be a lawyer and particularly why I wanted to work at Browne Jacobson. The interviewer also asked about the initial application form so, whatever you talk about in that, be prepared to discuss on the day."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"Give us an example of when you have given exceptional client service. When have you had to deal with a difficult client and how did you deal with them?"
First year trainee, Manchester
"What have you done that is exceptional? Tell me about a time when you have had to work in a pressurised situation to achieve an objective. How did you remain motivated? Give me an example of a time when something has happened out of the blue that has set you off course from the task you were doing."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"I was mostly asked questions surrounding my experience and why I would be a good fit for the firm."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"I was asked questions about my CV, the answers in my online application, myself and why I was interested in Browne Jacobson."
Second year trainee, Nottingham


"What can't you do? What other firms do you see as our competition? Tell me about a recent case and what you think about it. Talk to me about an interesting piece in the news recently and try to persuade me to your view."
Second year trainee, Nottingham
"Why law? Why commercial law? Why this firm?"
Second year trainee, London
"Sell yourself in 60 seconds –– why should you get the training contract? Describe a time when you worked under high pressure, provided exceptional client service, overcame a challenge etc. Tell me three things that the government promised in the recent budget."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"I was asked about my background and academics as well as further questions about my initial application. We were also given questions about theoretical scenarios based on working in a law firm and how we would proceed given the circumstances."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"I was asked a few standard competency questions. I was asked to explain the difference between a claim in contract and a claim in tort law."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"My questions were about my career history – why I was attracted to this firm in particular and what areas of law I was interested in."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"Competency questions, situational judgement questions and wider commercial/political awareness questions."
First year trainee, Nottingham
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