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RPC Interview 2021


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Aug 26, 2020
Please state the month/year you interviewed at the firm.
January 2021

Please specify what the interview was for.
Summer Vacation Scheme 2021

Please give an overview of the day with approximate timings.

8:45 am arrival, Introduction from recruitment
9:15 writing task one hour followed by 10-15 minutes of questions from partners regarding the written task
11:00-12:30 interview with 2 partners
12:30-2pm talk and Q&A with trainees 2pm end

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

Written task - roughly one hour to read through everything (case study on a fictional business), write a memo on which business strategy I chose (which location should X open its new business), why, strengths and weaknesses of all the options, had to back up choices with the information provided Followed by 10-15 minutes of 2 partners acting as if they were the CEO of the fictional business and asked me questions about the case study. What would happen if X happened etc.

20 minutes break

Followed by one hour interview -company, situation based, commercial and motivation questions Trainee Q&A

As it was online, some people had the partner interview before the written task.

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.

  • Ensure you know how law firms function as businesses
  • Be more enthusiastic with answers
  • When talking about experiences, make sure you relate back to how you would act as a trainee
Were you successful?