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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    If in an interview, you are asked how would you respond to a fellow trainee being rude to support staff, how would one approach that? My initial reaction is to chat to the trainee, and politely explain that their actions are impacting others, and perhaps if they reconsider what they say. Though...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    No you are not- I wasn't an AS member and was invited to the AC this year(earlier this year)
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    Ask A Graduate Recruiter Anything!

    Hi @Jessica Booker Would it be possible to get some clarification on this? Is the question assessing how I balance the needs of a trainee and a partner, or is it assessing communication with other team members? Thanks :)
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    Ask A Graduate Recruiter Anything!

    @Jessica Booker In a situational interview, I was asked a scenario question which stumped me at the time. Was wondering what your take is on this.. This was something along the lines of " You are a trainee at x firm, and your personal assistant is not completing any of your work that is...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    No worries, glad to help. Btw, you probably have one of the best usernames I've ever seen 😂
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Two cycles ago, I applied to TS, got an interview for their VS, and I did the latter. If I recall correctly, it was a box type of answer(rather than submitting an attached cover letter), so I think Dear X is fine(certainly was in my case)
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Does anyone have any tips for situational/scenario interviews? Like " Imagine you are a trainee..." sort of interviews. I had one before and underperformed , so would like to do better this time. Thanks :)
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Oh okay i see. Just to let you know, there’s a phone number contact on one of the recruitment pages for graduates (I’m not sure if this is firm wide or for the London office). Perhaps that’s the only line of contact we as candidates can have with Paul Hastings as of now? Thanks for letting me know.
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi, re HL, I remember seeing on this forum(several times) that people emailed grad rec if they got rejected because they wanted to know if rejection was because of the app or WG scores(in the end it was because of their application IIRC). Perhaps it might be best to contact the graduate...
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Is there a way to contact them? No email on their recruitment page (from what I can see).
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi, I can't give you advice re paralegalling(never done it before), however, I don't think you need an interest in banking and finance to appeal to firms. Some firms, like HSF, excel in Litigation, amongst other things. Others are strong at Real Estate, Corporate etc. If you show an interest in...
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Does anyone know if Hogan Lovells recruits 100%(or close to the figure) from their VS? Or is it where majority of recruits are done through VS, with substantial(relatively speaking) recruitment from TC
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Can I ask if you emailed the generic graduate recruitment email? Thanks :)
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Are there any disadvantages to a firm using a multi-specialist approach? I see a lot of advantages, but would appreciate any insight regarding the opposite.
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    Not at all. Can I ask when you did yours? I did mine last Tues, no word since. But others have done it as slightly later and heard back on the day(no positive outcomes IIRC!)
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    Does anyone have any advice as to how to tackle partner interviews based on articles(I.E, discussing articles etc with partners). I've never done one before. Would also appreciate any advice re this :)
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    Hey- yes just ask GR for your WG percentile and they'll give it to you! Good luck :D
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    Hey guys Any idea how long Hogan Lovells takes to get back to candidates post WG completion? Any experience would be helpful, to ascertain timeline :)