Walker Morris

When was your Walker Morris interview?
February 2019

What was it for?
Vacation Scheme

Please describe the interview process at Walker Morris.
Assessment Centre only lasted an hour and a half. It consisted of a group business exercise.

What advice would you give to future applicants for the Walker Morris interview?
Initially, you’re split up into teams and then go off into separate rooms. We were given opposing cases for an appeal to a planned housing development. You are told on which grounds to structure the appeal on.

As a team, you develop a presentation strategy. There is an extra bit of information added into the mix about half way through the task. Then, you prepare the presentation and return to the main room to deliver it. You are then questioned by grad rec on your pitch, and also are given the chance to raise concerns about the oppositions pitch.

This is a relatively straight-forward exercise. No previous legal experience is required, and there isn’t too much information to take in. I guess the main thing is to keep an eye on the time and rehearse the presentation a few times before delivering it.

The short length of this Assessment Centre threw me. It felt odd not having a personal interview.