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Interview Questions

2019

"I was asked various question and most were about myself, my interests, my experience and what attracted me to the firm. I was also asked commercial questions."
First year trainee, London
"Why would you choose this firm over another one?"
First year trainee, London
"It was more of a friendly chat and we spoke about many things including my work experience, what the firm is like, my interests and my university modules."
First year trainee, London
"There were lots of questions about my work experience and what I had done at university."
First year trainee, London
"Why the firm? Why law? What will be the impact of Brexit on the firm's clients?"
First year trainee, London

2018

"The questions were mainly about my work experience, my hobbies, how I balance work with a personal life and what interests me about the firm."
First year trainee, London
"We discussed my answers on the application form as well as my experiences in law and studying law to date. We also discussed who I am as a person."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked competency-based questions (what differentiates me from other candidates etc) and more personal questions regarding my university and interests."
First year trainee, London
"My interview felt a lot like a conversation. At the end of the day, these people want to be able to work with you day in and day out. It is important to be human as well as demonstrating a commitment to a legal career."
First year trainee, London
"There seems to be a trend in interviewers asking business strategy/business development questions, such as where the firm should open a new office or how it should distinguish itself from its competitors. These sorts of questions serve a two-fold purpose. They test the candidate's knowledge and understanding of the firm and its strategy (which is quite different to that of other US firms) while also revealing the candidate's understanding of how a firm works as a business and their ability to think strategically and commercially about how it can grow and develop."
First year trainee, London
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