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Interview Questions

2017

"I was asked about the main challenges faced by the firm. If you could open an office in a new location, where would it be and why?"
First year trainee, Manchester
"How would you react if given work from multiple partners and you knew you couldn't meet all the deadlines? Have you heard of any stories in the news that would be of note to our clients?"
First year trainee, London
"I was asked how I thought the Eurozone debt crisis should be solved and about my degree."
First year trainee, London
"Why Clyde & Co? Which other firms did you apply to? I was also asked some questions about my application."
First year trainee, London
"Why Clydes? What seats would you like to do? What international seat would you like to do?"
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I was asked about one of my university courses, my extracurriculars and hobbies, about balancing my time between work and my various interests, and about my interest in the firm and in shipping work."
Second year trainee, London
"I was asked to expand on a couple of answers from my application as it was a point of interest for one of my interviewers. I was also asked about my strengths and weaknesses, which area of law I'd like to specialise in, my thoughts on a paralegal role and how I'd found each of the assessments so far that day."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Why Clyde & Co? Why law? I was asked competency questions and about a current story that I had found to be of interest. Talk about extracurricular activities and work experience."
Second year trainee, London
"These were mainly focused on my CV and application with questions such as: why this firm? Why this module at degree? What are your personal interests and hobbies? It was about seeing if I could hold a conversation with two partners rather than a test on any legal issues."
Second year trainee, London

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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