Freshfields application

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  1. AJ

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    Do people have any advice or insight?

    Just a blank box to write about yourself - positions of responsibility, employment/work experience, achievements, interests, personal qualities
     
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  2. Jaysen

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    Is it still 850 words?
     
  3. Salma

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    Yup
     
  4. Jaysen

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    It's broad and there's no set application questions because they want to see you can cover the points above with a clear structure. So take your structure and your writing very seriously. Scrutinise your paragraphs -- make sure there are no typos, waffle or grammar mistakes.

    You can write about your positions of responsibility/why Freshfields as you would in any application form, but again, just make sure you are thinking about how it fits in with the rest of your answer.

    Not sure if you've seen this before but attached is a guide they circulated a couple of years ago. Most of it isn't tailored to Freshfields but there are some useful pointers there.
     

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  5. mana

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    Hi, wondering if anyone knows who I should be addressing my cover letter to at freshfields, and whether its best to max out on the 850 words or keep it slightly shorter?
     
  6. Jaysen

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    Hopefully someone else can advise on your first question. For your second, there's no "best" it just depends on how much you have to say. If you've run out of substantive points to make then it's fine to have it slightly shorter.
     
  7. Daniel Boden

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    If you are talking about the personal statement, I didn't address mine to anyone as I felt it would be a waste of words and since it isn't a cover letter per se. In my opinion as long as your word count is within 100 of 850 you are fine. They have set that word limit for a reason so I'd imagine that's the level of detail they want you to go into!
     
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  8. mana

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    Thanks!!
     
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    Interesting, thanks!
     
  10. J Wu

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    I’ve always just put my name in that box. It’s a personal statement about you and having your name there will remind them who the statement is about when reading through it.

    I don’t think it’s something you need to overthink
     
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  11. Salma

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    I have been advised by a future trainee at Freshfields that the personal statement/cover letter should be 70% you and 30% Freshfields
     
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    Are you including why commercial law in the 70%?
     
  13. Salma

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    Yup but linked my why commercial law to Freshfields (very briefly)!
     
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  14. Maria Ivanova

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    Has anyone been invited to complete the WG?
     
  15. Daniel Boden

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    We'll hear back from them by the end of the month apparently
     
  16. HM

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    Hi guys, has anybody heard back about the WG test yet?
     
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  17. m24

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    Not yet!
     
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    Some people have done WG and I have seen on TSR one person has got an AC date for a direct TC application.
     

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