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Addleshaw Goddard Interview 2021

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Please state the month/year you interviewed at the firm.
March 2021

Please specify what the interview was for.

9am arrival (online group call) introductory talk until 9:30am.
10-10:30 group presentation.
10:30 presenting to two partners and back to group call.
11am case study research, then presentation to two partners on the options available to our clients.
12pm interview with two partners.

Please give an overview of the day with approximate timings.

Case Study - 30 minutes to read through the case/our client’s position, and different documentation relating to the case. After that, you have 10 minutes to present a summary of the case, a timeline and the options available to our client to two partners. They will ask you a series of questions about the case study.

Please provide a summary of each assessment on the day with approximate timings.

What is your best advice for each aspect of the assessment on the day? Please break this down for each assessment. This can include advice for preparation, as well as tips for the day.

Try to think of something unique to say in the Case Study interview, set out a timeline or the key parties and their interests, rather than just a basic summary - that’s what they will hear all day. Remember to keep in mind key facts and figures that would be necessary to mention. Make sure you have a full understanding of the facts of the case and, if you’re a law student, mention specific legal remedies (eg “we could propose mediation/ADR/negotiation prior to litigation”) they’ll be looking for this.

Research the firm really well - key news updates, clients, cases etc, this will stand out well in the final interview during the assessment centre. Overall, be yourself, there’s only two interviewers for each of the two interviews so it’s not overly intimidating - try to form a connection with those who are interviewing you, it’ll help you stand out! Try writing down their names, adding them on LinkedIn and thanking them for their time right after the assessment centre finishes, when they give feedback to the GR team they’ll remember this as you being polite and it will help you be remembered as a candidate.

Were you successful?

Yes