Interview Questions


"I was asked a number of competency based questions and I remember a lot of questions focused on how I think i.e. how I make decisions, how I prioritise work, etc. I was also asked about my links to the geographical location and my knowledge of the firm and what I had to offer the firm."
First year trainee, Reading
"I was asked: why law? Why Osborne Clarke? And why Bristol? There were also several situational judgement questions and questions related to the competency questions on the application form."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Fairly straightforward questions: why law? why Osborne Clarke? a recent commercial awareness topic and a scenario on dealing with clients."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Questions were the usual mix of soft skills and legal knowledge. They seemed to want to know about me as a person as well as me as a potential trainee."
Second year trainee, London
"I was asked what news stories I had been following and was asked questions in relation to these. I was asked how I deal with people, particularly how I have managed a situation with a difficult person."
First year trainee, London
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