Interview: Tips & Advice


"Understand what is important to the firm ie sectors and growth."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"There are online tests, a phone interview and an assessment day that includes a partner interview. Know the firm and the history – make sure that you are aware of recent case law in the area/s that you are interested in. Prepare for some unusual questions about yourself."
Second year trainee, Nottingham
"Speak to as many people as possible, attend law fairs, do as much reading as you can about the firm and the areas it specialises in."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The firm's application process consists of an application form, telephone interview, online tests and an assessment centre. In terms of specific tips, I would read up thoroughly on the firm's wider strategic goals and aims rather than specific knowledge about individual cases."
Second year trainee, London
"Online application, numerical and verbal reasoning test, phone interview, assessment day. On the day itself there are group and individual tasks as well as an interview. I would suggest making sure you remember your application thoroughly and what you wrote as I was questioned on specific aspects of what I had written down."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"The process begins with an online application, similar to many other firms. You are then invited to complete some online tests before being invited for a phone interview and, ultimately, an assessment day. The assessment day consists of group and individual activities as well as a partner interview. My advice would be to research the firm thoroughly before applying. Make sure you evidence that research in your initial application questions to show that this is not just another generic application that could apply to any firm. The best way to prepare for an interview is to relax and be yourself."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"There was an application form followed by psychometric testing, a telephone interview and an assessment day that included a partner interview. For the interview, I would recommend preparing well for the standard competency questions so that you are more relaxed and able to deal with the wildcards."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"There are commercial group exercises and interviews. I'd say keep up to date with political and economic events and be interested in wider issues."
First year trainee, Nottingham
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