Tag: Interviews

An employability expert’s top tips for training contract applications and interviews

How to work out your practice interests and write convincingly

Nov 8 2023 11:34am

How to stand out this TC application season

ULaw Campus Dean Zoe King offers her advice on tackling applications, commercial awareness and interviews

Oct 26 2023 9:27am

99 training contract interview tips

With examples of the questions you need to know how to answer

Mar 17 2020 2:28pm

11 things you need to do in a pupillage interview

Recently-qualified barrister Caoimhe McKearney advises

Jun 5 2015 2:15pm

Exclusive interview: Felipe from The Apprentice on why he quit City law to follow his dreams

Former Latham & Watkins and Slaughter and May man learned lots from private practice, but doesn’t miss it — he tells Legal Cheek

Dec 5 2014 8:55am

How should chambers and law firms reject applicants?

Recently we received this email from a disgruntled pupillage-seeker… How did the pupillage-seeker know they...

Jul 24 2013 12:37pm

Get a Training Contract Or Get Deported: The Fate Of The Foreign Law Graduate In The UK

If, like me, you’re not British or European and are applying for training contracts, you...

Jul 17 2012 10:27am

‘If At First You Don’t Succeed, Just Give Up’

Accepting you’re not going to get a pupillage can take more courage than blindly persisting...

Jul 11 2012 1:16pm

Allen & Overy Solicitor Says It’s OK To Lie On Your CV

Allen & Overy solicitor Sheila Fahy has unwittingly provided wannabe magic circle lawyers with an...

Jul 4 2012 10:22am

‘Describe Your Parents Relationship’: Law Firm’s Interview Question To Training Contract Candidate

EXCLUSIVE: You hear all sorts of stories about partners asking outrageous, Borat-style questions during TC...

Jun 29 2012 10:07am

Chambers Failure To Provide Interview Feedback And Travel Costs Is ‘Unacceptable’

For most people, summer means festivals and perhaps a few weeks in Ibiza. Not so...

Jun 26 2012 2:21pm

Interview Essentials: ‘It’s OK, Nobody Else Knows What the F*ck Commercial Awareness Is Either’

The other night I went out for a curry with a bunch of associate solicitors...

May 30 2012 1:55pm

How To Get An Inns Of Court Scholarship

BPTC student Jack Smith, who’s in receipt of a full scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn, explains...

Mar 19 2012 1:43pm

An LLM Can ‘Count Against’ Training Contract Hunters

LLMs are intellectually tough, time-consuming and not all law firms like them, warns LegalAware Students...

Mar 12 2012 1:31pm

‘Fun And Freewheeling Parties’: Law Firm’s New Grad Recruitment Strategy

Specialist litigation firm Quinn Emanuel, whose London office has been prominent on the wave of...

Mar 8 2012 10:15am

Pupillage In The Provinces? Thanks, But No Thanks

London-based pupillage hunter OccupyTheInns thinks taking a position in the regions could be a bad...

Mar 2 2012 1:23pm

Time For Barristers To Put Hands in Their Pockets

Pupillage should be the test for Bar wannabes, not interviews – and wealthy barristers should...

Feb 15 2012 11:34am