'Why Taylor Wessing?'
'What areas of law are of particular interest to you and why?'
'What are the biggest challenges facing law firms?'
'What does a law firm need to do to stay profitable?'
'Tell us about a time when you've demonstrated good teamwork skills'
'Tell us about a time when...
Which practice areas of the firm would fit into each part of the case study (e.g. financing scale up)
What is the best way of funding (3 will be suggested but you can also propose more)
Why law, why TW
Competing firms (part of my why TW response)
Tell us a time you broke the rules?
Why are you interested in Withers?
What practice areas are you interested in?
What other practice areas are you interested in?
How does Withers make a profit?
What other firms have you applied to?
Do you enjoy working with other people...
'Which areas of law are you most interested in and why'
'Why are you interested in Withers' international work?'
'Tell us about a time when you've broken the rules'
'Tell us about a time you had to make a quick decision'
'Tell us about a time you've worked as part of a...
Meeting with Graduate Recruitment:
Why Sullivan & Cromwell?
How is Sullivan & Cromwell different from the other firms you applied to?
Why law? What is your favourite module?
Why do you want to work in London?
Why commercial law?
Why Sullivan & Cromwell? When did you first...
Why are you applying to PwC?
What do you think you will be doing on the Vacation Scheme and Training Contract?
What do you know about the relevant qualifications you will have to do before you join (e.g. LPC or SQE)?
What do you think you would find most challenging about the...
'Why did you choose a non-law degree?'
'Tell us about a team when you've worked as part of a team'
'Tell us about a particularly challenging experience and how you overcame it?'
'What are the biggest challenges facing law firms at present?'
'How will Covid impact on...
What does success look like to you?
What motivates you?
How do you make others confident in your abilities?
How would you deal with a difficult situation?
Example of a challenge you have set yourself, how it stretched you and what was the outcome?
What do you value about yourself?
How do you...
1. Partner Interview: The interview only lasted for around 20 minutes and consisted of classic motivational questions. The partners explicitly stated that they were expecting these questions to be well-prepared in advance. They picked up on some minor details I mentioned in my answers and asked...
Tell me a bit about yourself and why you've ended up applying for a VS at W&C.
What about W&C's work interests you? Can you name a case we've worked on recently?
Why does this area interest you? (Leading to more follow on questions).
What's been your strategy when applying for VS'?
Tell me about...
Tell us about your journey into law.
Why White & Case?
Where else have you applied?
If given a place on the scheme, which practice area seats would you pick?
Have you completed any international work experience?
Tell me about a time you had to work with people from different cultural...
There isn’t a formal interview at Watson Farley and Williams, however, you will be asked questions at the end of your presentation so do keep this in mind. Questions will be based on the content of your presentation or perhaps information that wasn’t discussed thoroughly enough. They won’t be...
Where else have you applied?
Why are you applying now (vs during my undergrad)?
What did you learn from your experiences x and y (from my application form)?
What skills do you have that will make you a good trainee?
They specifically asked about one of my responses to the video...
Why Travers Smith?
How did you decide law is for you - what work experience did I do?
What area of law are you leaning towards, why and how did you get this interest?
Are you going into this career with your eyes open? (I.e it’s not easy)
What are the average working hours for solicitors at...
How do you demonstrate your commercial awareness in a situation outside your work?
What are your daily activities?
What makes you feel passionate about working at TLT?
How do you build your personal brand in the workplace?
Do you think there is a limitation on what you can achieve?
Why are you excited about possibly working for TLT, and particularly as a trainee?
When was the last time you had to quickly adapt?
Do people trust your advice?
Do people feel you communicate clearly?
What if you had a colleague and they couldn’t see your way of thinking?
What if a fellow...
The interview felt quite structured and the questions came under three broad groups.
Firstly, I was asked about my education on topics like:
Why I chose my undergraduate degree.
Why I chose my university.
What my dissertation was on.
If I could explain one of my university modules to someone...