Recent content by Matt_96

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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I don't know what OP finds interesting about it, but I've always liked the human element of it as I have volunteered in a law clinic for over two years. And trusts law is very quirky and interesting. So in my apps, I've been targeting firms that do both commercial and/or private client work as I...
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    I don't know if this will help, but to provide some context, when I applied for Macs' direct TC last year, my AC invite was in late July. They might be running things differently this year with such an increase in applications.
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Direct TC interview invite from Beale & Company! Just goes to show if you haven't heard back from a law firm in a while give them an email asking how things are going - you might be surprised!
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    This is a tricky question because it asks you to do a lot of things a once. The trick is to not focus too much on the detail, as the firm is clearly looking for multiple skills rather than just one. So don't get too caught up in the first two parts of the question, to start with. As for applying...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    It's probably the standard verbal reasoning test they do then.
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    Hi Bea, What online test does Howard Kennedy use?
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Ironically, this firm spent next to no money on promoting itself to graduates. It has no presence on any of the 'major' legal recruitment websites aimed at grads (chambers student, Legal Cheek or Lex) - in fact the only details about the firm's trainee program are on a very small (and sparsely...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    This isn't the first time it's happened, either. I'm starting to wonder if there should be a list of firms known for doing lame things like this so people can go into their interviews with open eyes. A bit like ROF's Golden Turd awards at the end of every year. If we know the good side of firms...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Sigh...rejection post-interview for Brown Rudnick. Can't say I'm surprised given how tough the questions were, but just an FYI - they are one of those crappy firms that refuse to give feedback. Just a heads up for anyone interested in applying to them next cycle.
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Oh nooo! When I saw my PFO my first thought was I hope at least one of us made it. Never mind - what a journey it's been anyway. Really sucks to get this close and fall short.
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Trowers PFO post Summer VS interview. I thought it had gone well, so it'll be interesting to see the feedback, but in a way I'm slightly relieved as the dates of the schemes would have clashed with almost all of my summer exams anyway!
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    Commercial Awareness Discussion Thread

    Wasn't the whole reason Archegos ended up being so overleveraged something to do with the fact that it was structured as a family office rather than a traditional hedge fund and therefore didn't have as much scrutiny? That was my takeaway anyway.
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I forgot about that! Oh christ I'm going to be checking my emails all day now
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    How Greensill Was My Valley: Alternative Supply Chain Provider Forced into Administration

    I think this story is fascinating, and it's one I'm watching closely, although not necessarily just for interview practice. It has every single element of a classic financial scandal - I wonder if in 10 years there might even be a film made about it. You have the larger-than-life salesman in an...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I have heard of people doing masters in specialised fields that have been funded e.g. Oxford's Diploma in IP Law, or KCL's LLM in Competition law so it is possible, but again that seems to be something done a few years post-qualification, not pre-TC.