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Interview Questions

2015

"Interview questions included identifying who the firm's competitors were, in addition to remarks on an item of news that appealed to me."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked why I chose Clyde & Co in particular, where it should expand to next and more general questions off the back of my application."
First year trainee, London
"My entire interview was structured around one question: why I chose to apply to Clyde & Co and not another firm."
Second year trainee, London
"Interview questions covered topics such as my hobbies, why I chose Clyde's (including what I didn't like about the firm) and my take on the firm's M&A strategy for growth."
First year trainee, London
"Questions included commercial awareness and covered my achievements."
First year trainee, London
"My interview mainly consisted of discussing my interests, year abroad and why I wanted to work for Clyde & Co."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I was asked: why law? Why this firm? how good is your commercial awareness? what you did on the scheme?"
Second year trainee, London
"My interview was mostly a conversation about how I had got to this stage and the reasons why I wanted to be there. Some talk about the work I had previously done both in the department and in former jobs."
First year trainee, London
"My interviewers asked challenging questions which required me to give an opinion and the reasons I had come to that opinion They also asked questions which I would not know the answer to in order to see how I would react."
First year trainee, London
"The partner interview was not what I expected (in a good way) - I was asked questions such as what I thought was the point of criminal law."
Second year trainee, London
"Questions included: why did you apply to Clyde & Co? What made you want to pursue a career in law? How would you say your previous work experience is relevant to life as a solicitor? Specific CV-related questions. Have you seen anything in the news recently about any of our major clients - how do you think we could support and advise them on the issues discussed?"
Second year trainee, London
"I was asked why I wanted to be a lawyer, why I wanted to work for Clyde & Co, as well as about my background."
First year trainee, London
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