You’ve secured an interview with one of your target firms/chambers. Savour the moment! The recruitment process for law firms and barristers’ chambers is challenging and this is a great result. You’ve completed significant preparation to get to this stage. Build on this to successfully navigate the sort of questions you will be asked at interview. … More Legal interviews – prepare to succeed!
This summer I completed a three-week legal internship at a Spanish law firm in Barcelona. My ideal choice was to work in an English law firm in London and complete a vacation scheme there, but things turned out differently. I was having a difficult time finding a summer legal internship in the UK. I had … More Finding Legal Experience – third time lucky
Someone recently asked me ‘what makes a law student stand out in a competitive market for legal jobs beyond the ‘work hard, do well’ line including areas that students may not immediately think of’. Having attempted to answer this question it seemed appropriate to share my thoughts with you. Essentially what makes a student stand … More What makes a law student stand out in a competitive market for legal jobs?
Think you know? You should do! That old chestnut – Commercial Awareness. I’ve heard and seen it described in all manner of ways but for me, the most straightforward way of understanding commercial awareness in this context can be summed up as “knowing what your client wants to achieve and how to use the law to … More What are commercial firms currently looking for in future trainees?
Demi Joannides is about to enter the third year of her law degree at Warwick and has successfully converted a vacation scheme into an offer of a training contract at top City Firm Herbert Smith Freehills. She’s also secured a place on their international vacation scheme in Singapore taking place in December. I asked her for … More How to win your training contract