Interview Questions

2017

"If you could pick a new client for Foot Anstey, who would it be and why? How have you worked in a team in the past? Tell us about your weaknesses. Tell us about a time your plans did not work out and how you managed this."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The interview was not too bad at all from what I remember and most of the questions were what you would expect. I was asked why I should be offered the contract as well as what skills and attributes I could bring to the firm. The interview then went on to more competency-based questions and I was presented with some scenarios and asked what I would do and why."
First year trainee, Plymouth
"If you had to give one candidate on your assessment day a training contract, who would it be?"
First year trainee, Plymouth

2016

"What client would you introduce to the firm and why?"
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Questions ranged from the general to the specific but also honed in on the strategy of the firm. The interviewers wanted to know how I thought the firm could best understand the needs of clients and how this could be tailored and packaged in a way that worked for both parties."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"I was asked who I thought the firm should target as a new client."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Many of the questions related to my previous roles and why I was interested in the firm and law in general. There is usually one question related to hypothetical firm scenarios or asking your opinion on a current legal issue."
First year trainee, Taunton
"I was asked some competency-based questions and there was a discussion around the firm and its future."
First year trainee, Exeter
"My interviewer made up a fake client and asked me to sell the firm to them in 30 seconds."
First year trainee, Exeter
"I was asked about my general background and interest in law as well as various competency questions."
Second year trainee, Bristol
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