Recent content by Elle W

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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    While I do agree that it is important to be concise and not waffle, I think that the character count is purposefully quite long as PM doesn't have a pre-AC interview so it's their chance to get to know you. I also think that it is better to be as close to the word count as possible (maybe at a...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    No worries - it's such a confusing process!! I'm not 100% sure as I'm hoping to qualify with the GDL/LPC route but from what I've heard it seems like the SQE1 will cover some of the same practical elements as the LPC alongside legal knowledge! Technically you don't need the GDL to do the SQE...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Yes, you would have to do both. Having the LPC would make you exempt from SQE 1!
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    Taking a year out: at a disadvantage?

    Hiya, I took a gap year following my non-law degree and moved abroad, where I worked in a restaurant and learnt the language. I had a great time and it was so nice to do something non-academic and it also really gave me some time to think about what I wanted in the future, so from a personal...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Well you should be proud because you obviously impressed them! I understand though - it's quite gutting to come so close BUT you still have a strong chance of getting a place! Hope you hear from them soon with positive news :)
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I was on the reserve list for a different firm and a month later they called me to say a spot had become available! Even though they have now filled their places, they are probably giving the candidates some time to confirm their place and other candidates may drop out later due to clashing...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Speak of the devil! They just emailed me and said that the VS is full but were wondering whether I would like to be considered for the Evolve placement year instead
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I also haven't and did my tests/VI in December! I actually ended up emailing a couple of weeks ago but they didn't respond
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I recently had this question in an interview and found it difficult too! I gave an example of a time where I was working in a restaurant and made up a non-alcoholic cocktail when somebody had said that they were disappointed with the alcohol-free drinks offering. I utilised the STAR approach to...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Hi, I was on the reserve list for a VS this year (the AC took place in mid-Feb and I found out a week later I was a reserve) and I found out on Friday I have an actual place! Obviously it's not certain that you will get a place but I think it is quite likely as there will be people who have...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I found this document quite interesting! https://www.shlegal.com/docs/default-source/news-insights-documents/stephenson-harwood_real-estate-structures-2021_web-version.pdf?sfvrsn=2e84ed5b_0 Insight pages on firms' websites often have great overviews too! Good luck with your AC :)
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Hi, I haven’t been offered a place for the spring scheme but did my interview for the summer scheme on Monday so I can maybe help! After the application stage there was a Watson Glaser, then the interview with HR which was 45 minutes and I believe the final stage is a written exercise :)
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Osborne Clarke Vacation Scheme offer!!!!! I can't believe it :eek:
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Thanks :) I did mine in December and haven’t heard anything since and didn’t get that email either! Wondering whether to chase up as it’d be nice to know about the inevitable PFO
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    To those who are still waiting post-app for Stephenson Harwood, I just had an interview and it seems like they're still going through applications so hopefully you'll hear back soon! :)