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Interview Questions

2016

"General competency-based questions such as: when have you worked in a team? Many of my questions were relatively similar to the application form or stemmed from my answers to the form. I also had questions about the firm eg I had written that I was interested in a department and was questioned on any deals I had heard about that the department had done."
First year trainee, London
"The interview was mainly questions to get to know me and my interest in working at the firm. There were also questions about things I had put down on my CV."
Second year trainee, London
"Explain intellectual property to a lay person. Why Taylor Wessing? What should Taylor Wessing do next? I also had competency questions, such as giving examples of when I had worked in a team."
First year trainee, London
"General questions regarding background/experience and how this would inform my role as a solicitor. I was asked what appealed to me about the firm and what I thought I could add to the business."
First year trainee, London
"One or two commercially orientated questions but primarily it was a conversational and open dialogue."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked about some of the different modules on my degree and my dissertation. We were also given a scenario relating to an intellectual property infringement issue and asked to advise on the best course of action."
Second year trainee, London
"I was asked situational questions (when you have demonstrated teamwork and how you have coped with competing deadlines) as well as commercial awareness questions."
Second year trainee, London
"When I had faced a challenge and overcome it."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Interview questions went along the lines of: examples of when I had worked in a team and how I had coped with competing deadlines while at university."
First year trainee, London
"In my interview I was asked to summarise options available to a client in a general business situation, and various competency questions."
First year trainee, London
"Interview questions focused on 'why' - such as which law would you change and why; why I chose law and why I chose Taylor Wessing."
Second year trainee, London
"None of the interview questions were too off the wall, and interviewees were genuinely interested in finding out about you and getting the best from you."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I was asked: Why law? Why Taylor Wessing?"
First year trainee, London
"The questions I was asked during my interview focussed on what I had written on my application form."
First year trainee, London
"Questions included: Why I had taken a gap year? Why I wanted to do law? What skills had I gained throughout my degree that would make me a good lawyer?"
First year trainee, London
"I was asked questions which went into a bit more depth into some of the information I had written in my application."
First year trainee, London
"My interview questions were largely competency-based, and followed up on what was written on my application form. There was also a short commercial exercise at the beginning."
First year trainee, london
"I was asked: Why this firm? If you were Prime Minister how would you deal with a certain issue? If a client asked you to breach your duties, how would you respond?"
Second year trainee, London
"I was asked one commercial question; "What have I read that's interesting about the real estate market?" Otherwise, it was a chat, as decisions were made long before without any conversations with the supervisors."
Second year trainee, London
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