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Interview Questions

2019

"Why this firm? Why law? There were also various competency questions such as asking for examples of when I've worked in a team."
Second year trainee, London
"Tell us about yourself and why you're interested in law. Tell us about a time you have worked in a team. Tell us about something you are proud of. Tell us about an interesting case that the firm has worked on."
First year trainee, London
"Why this firm? Why law? What areas of the law interest you?"
Second year trainee, London
"I had questions about my dissertation. Specifically what I found difficult and how I overcame it."
First year trainee, London
"There were motivational questions, competency questions and commercial awareness questions."
Second year trainee, London

2018

"They were interested in my previous work experience and how I thought that experience would help me as a lawyer."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked a mix of competency and commercial awareness questions."
Second year trainee, London
"I had to provide examples of teamwork, my leadership skills and how I had overcome challenges with a focus on my approach to problem solving."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I was asked: "What do you know about the law?"; "When have you failed at something?"; "Why law?"; "Describe a news story which has taken your interest recently and comment on it.""
Second year trainee, London
"My interview consisted of general law and competency questions. More competency than law. General business questions. Directions that the firm is going in."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked questions following a presentation on the economic climate in which the firm operates, questions about current affairs. I was also asked: How did I go about learning my languages? What are the qualities required in trainees and which of those was my worst and why? How to improve networking/marketing of SH and how trainees can play a role? What can be done to ensure the best service to clients? Which seats do I want to sit in and why?"
First year trainee, London
"Questions regarding my degree, competency questions, hobbies/life outside work, previous work experience."
First year trainee, London
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