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Responsibility:
3.5/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.3/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.5/5
 
Colleagues:
4.2/5
 
Training:
3.6/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.7/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.5/5
 

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Application Advice:

This is echoed by every firm, however research of Addleshaw Goddard is key. Understanding the culture of the firm is vital as well as understanding the firm's sectorial approach.

The firm is looking for ambitious individuals, therefore highlighting why you have a particular interest in the firm would be one of the first things sought by those reading your application.

Interview Advice:

If you make it to the interview process, the firm clearly likes you so that is important to remember, so no need to feel nervous.

The interview will test your competencies, however view the interview process as a two way street. The interviewers will want to get to know you better and you should seek to do the same, wanting to show enthusiasm and keenness towards the firm.

Trainee Solicitor, Banking at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Go for a different firm, especially if you haven't had experience as a paralegal before - unless you are lucky enough to get into a good team and a good supervisor, the supervision isn't great and people don't take the time to help you develop.

Interview Advice:

Same as usual for law firms, be really clear why them, know their areas of law and also their sectors (e.g. retail, health energy etc.) - they usually like it if you comment on their TST team as they were the first to set up a team like this in the country (TST is the Transactional Services Team, which is a pool of paralegals they can use collectively for a large deal, or alternatively they often taken individuals from this team and have embedded paralegals in the departments - means departments can have extra help, but in quieter periods when they don't have the budget for the paralegal it gives them flexibility).

Trainee Solicitor, Planning at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

It's a bit cliché but try and be yourself. The firm are looking for people who they can see themselves working with in the future.

Interview Advice:

Questions asked included:

- Provide an example of a successful business and why you think it is successful?
- Tell me about a time you worked in a team and what the result was?
- What challenges do you think face Addleshaw Goddard over the next 12 months?

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Application Advice:

Limit the number of firms you apply to and tailor your applications.

Interview Advice:

Keep up-to-date with commercial affairs. Research firms well. Be enthusiastic.

Trainee Solicitor, Planning at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Spelling mistakes! Watch out for them as they are an easy thing to use to rule you out.

Interview Advice:

We are now doing Skype interviews - make yourself presentable and don't fidget as it is so much more obvious on screen than in person.

Trainee Solicitor, Tax at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm, but don't just use the website to copy and paste facts - be yourself and add your own style into your application. The firm gets thousands of applications, so find ways to include your personality as much as possible in your application to make it stand out. Think outside of the box - rather than just copy and pasting info, say why you think what you're describing is helpful/a positive.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and be yourself in the interview - this is your way of finding out whether the firm would be a fit for you as well as you being fit for the firm. AG recruits lots of different personality types - it is not a 'one size fits all' - however the firm look for enthusiastic candidates.

Trainee Solicitor, Finance and projects at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Attend as many graduate events as possible to get to know the firm.

Interview Advice:

Same as above - it really translates well if people have researched the firm.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Be interested in the areas of law and industries that AG works in.

Interview Advice:

Be motivated and prepared. Being commercially aware is very important.

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Application Advice:

Avoid clichés.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and take advice with a pinch of salt. Question/answers that made one candidate successful might not necessary work for others.

Trainee, Banking at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Read up on business news, and also be able to talk about areas you are interested in within the law. Think up a few questions for the end. Vac scheme is well worth it!

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to discuss the big topics of the day e.g. Brexit and the financial crash in an interview!

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Application Advice:

Discuss topics that actually interest you because you will probably be questioned on these in your interview.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. I really enjoyed my interview with AG because I felt as though the partner and associate interviewing me were actually trying to find out about me as a person.

Associate, Banking at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. The variety of personalities and backgrounds in the trainee group at the moment shows that AG don't look for a type. Individuality matters.

Interview Advice:

Read up on commercial awareness and developments expected in the Legal Sector in the next few years as this is bound to come up. Also have plenty of examples to give in an answer to questions about teamwork, your ambitions and challenges you have faced.

Trainee Solicitor, at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Just be yourself.

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Application Advice:

Be really clear about what this firm in particular offers that you want to be a part of. We are a law firm, but we aren't the same as every other law firm out there. Why are we different, why does that matter and what makes it the right firm for you. Have a commercial appreciation for the firm's business and the wider business world - you don't need to know everything but you do need to know something!

Interview Advice:

Be succinct and direct. Honesty is appreciated. Think sensibly but the questions aren't there to trip you up. You can not be judged on something you don't say so if it's worthwhile, make the comment.

Trainee Solicitor, Law at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor your application where possible, don't just cut and paste. Make sure you attend events that the firm holds at the office, such as open evenings, workshops and networking events to really stand out.

Interview Advice:

Be sure to have a general awareness of what is happening in the business world and how that affects the legal sector.

Trainee solicitor, Real Estate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm and attend events. Try to speak to people and get a feel for the firm.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and prepare thoroughly.

Trainee Solicitor, Banking at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have done work experience/vacation schemes at multiple firms.

Interview Advice:

Not just competency questions, may be asked about businesses you admire and more abstract commercial constructs.

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Application Advice:

Research the firm and the career in general as much as possible. Our website has a lot of information contained on it and will help during interviews. Attending a vacation scheme is a really useful way to "get to know" the firm and people.

Interview Advice:

Why have you selected law as a career? Why have you applied to AG? Describe an example of when you have demonstrated commercial awareness. What area of the law would you be particularly interested in qualifying into?

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Application Advice:

Make sure you have researched the firm and want to work there- do not apply as a 'back up' option.

Associate, Financial Regulation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Ensure you tailor your application to the office you are applying for and highlight how you would fit in with the firm's down to earth culture. Demonstrate an interest in our large transactional departments rather than niche areas we may not give trainees exposure to.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself as personality goes a long way and do not think that you need to have run a business in order to be commercially aware. It is about demonstrating that you understand how businesses work.

Trainee Solicitor, Business Restructuring at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Carry out research to be up to date with what is happening across the firm (both nationally and internationally) currently/in the near future and make sure to get this knowledge/interest across in your application.

Interview Advice:

Try to find out who is going to be interviewing you and research their interests and area of practice (in order to be able to show knowledge/awareness of that area of law during your interview, thus creating a connection and hopefully a lasting good impression).

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate and Commercial – Pensions at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Try to differentiate yourself by using as many examples as possible when filling out the application form. Make sure when you are answering the competency questions that you can apply your own experience to that particular scenario.

Interview Advice:

The interview I had was more of a conversation rather than a direct interview. It gave me a good opportunity to show the firm my personality. They will often follow up on questions from the application form. For example, one of the questions was to describe a successful business and why they are successful. In my interview, this was challenged by the interviewers so I had to put my arguments forward again.

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Regulation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm and if possible, take the opportunity to interact with the firm i.e. by attending drinks receptions, open evenings etc.

Only write answers that you are prepared to back up and discuss in detail i.e. don't write answers because you think you are saying what a law firm wants to hear.

Have confidence in the career decisions you have made and present them in a positive light..

Trainee Solicitor, Litigation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm in detail and focus on commercial awareness - we are always seeking new ways to do more for our clients in an increasingly competitive market.

Interview Advice:

Questions focused on my achievements, the firm, the firm's client and commercial awareness, along with an array of competency based questions; i.e. "Tell me about a time when you...?"

Trainee, Litigation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm and what makes it different and tailor your application accordingly. Always try to be commercially-focused. Learn about the issues affecting the legal industry as a whole.

Interview Advice:

Be confident but not pushy in the group exercise. Take good notes in the partner briefing. Try to relax and be yourself in the interview.

Trainee Solicitor, Litigation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm and its strategy thoroughly.

Trainee, Fin Reg at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Attend open evenings, create a relationship with the firm and make sure you reference the people you have met in the firm.

Interview Advice:

Be calm, prepare answers for general competency questions.

Trainee, Litigation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Be commercial but also be different. It is important to stand out.

Interview Advice:

Know specifics about the firm and what is going on in the business world.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Litigation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Know why you want to be here over anywhere else. Culture is likely to be a big part of that.
Try to understand the firm's strategy and demonstrate how your values/skills will fit within the strategy.

Interview Advice:

Commercial knowledge - have an opinion on Brexit!
Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself when challenged.

Trainee Solicitor, Restructuring at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

I applied for my position via an internal route as I was working for the firm as a paralegal.

Associate, Corporate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and be open, honest and friendly.

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Application Advice:

Make sure that you take time to meet people at events and take every opportunity to find out about the firm before you apply. This will help you when making applications and also enable you to ensure that the firm is a good fit for you. From the outside, firms all look very similar but there are subtle differences in the type of work, culture etc.

Interview Advice:

Do your research to ensure that application forms and interview answers are bespoke and unique to the firm.

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Application Advice:

Attention to detail and examples that set you apart.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

I would recommend knowing AG and its strategy in as much detail as possible. Be aware of and be able to discuss the firm's sector approach, its practice divisions and clients. Research the ways AG is one step ahead of its competitors and any recent deals the firm has been involved in (both large and small).

Interview Advice:

Be yourself! Everyone at AG are individuals with their individual traits and characteristics. Don't pretend to be someone or something you are not, as the interviewer will see through this. AG embraces diversity, so feel confident to be yourself.

When you are discussing any commercial topics at an assessment centre, always think: one, how does this issue impact upon AG as a firm, and two, how does this impact upon AG's clients?

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Commercial knowledge is key.

Interview Advice:

Know about the firm.

Trainee, Construction at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Be clear and concise with your answers but get your point across. It is much more impressive to see someone say exactly what they need to and then stop. Extra words don't help.

Interview Advice:

Know the firm and its strategy for the future but also how you would fit into that and why you would help the firm move forward.

Trainee Solicitor, Banking at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Be succinct, answer the question properly and always sense and spell check your application.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, think of some questions for the interviewers and have in mind a few deals done by the firm which you found interesting and can talk about confidently.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Litigation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Be sure that you want to work in this area. Many people believe commercial/corporate work is for them without having experienced it. Be sure to get on open days and get work experience to know that this is the sector for you - it's very different to a high street firm, or criminal/family practices.

Interview Advice:

Know why you want to work at this particular firm. Do NOT go in with a blanket approach, it sticks out more than you probably realise.

Some consider telephone interviews to be less intense and difficult than face to face interviews. Prepare for telephone/video interviews as you would if you were going into the office.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Fully research the firm's culture and clients.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, they can tell if you are not and at that point they are looking as much at the person as at the qualifications.

Trainee Solicitor, Social Housing Finance at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Think about why you are applying to this firm in particular as well as why you want to be a lawyer.

Interview Advice:

Listen when people are talking to you rather than simply waiting for a chance to speak, particularly in the group exercise.

Associate, Tax at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

There are similar law firms who will pay you more and give you better hours.

Interview Advice:

First round is telephone interview. In the second interview, be confident.

Associate, Finance at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm and have more than just superficial knowledge about the culture and clients.

Associate, Commercial at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

There are three types of law - contentious (litigation), transactional (e.g. corporate) and advisory (e.g. financial regulation). Have a think about what appeals to you in each area and try and gain relevant experience in each if possible.

Interview Advice:

It is very easy to want to interrupt the interviewer when you have thought of something incredibly clever or relevant to say in answer to their question. Try to resist doing this and let them finish speaking. Sometimes they will answer your question or give you even more to build on. It can be very obvious to an interviewer when candidates think of something that they want to say and then stop listening - by all means jot your idea down but don't stop paying attention!

Associate, Tax at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Check your applications several times and have someone without a legal background sense, grammar check them as well.

Read the question carefully and make sure your answer goes to the heart of the question.

Don't waffle or use overly complicated language.

Only apply to firms where you genuinely would like to have a vacation scheme and/or training contract, instead of using a scatter-gun approach.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to answer questions on key competencies (teamwork, working independently, working under pressure), commitment to commercial/corporate law and to AG. It is important to have considered some deals or work which AG has done recently and why they interested you. You should also be prepared to speak about yourself outside of law on your hobbies and interests.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Take time to understand the Firm's business and if possible, make personal contacts within the Firm through attendance at one of the Firm's open days or at a Law Fair.

Interview Advice:

Research the firm's leadership, structure and recent deals/cases before applying.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you reflect the qualities the firm says it is looking for, giving examples.

Interview Advice:

Know what is going on in the news and have an opinion about it.
Don't be afraid to defend yourself if challenged.

Trainee Solicitor, at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

You are not just hired for your grades so make sure you show you are a well rounded individual, have interests and hobbies outside of study/work and show you would be capable of fitting into any team of people.

Interview Advice:

Know the firm. If you have the knowledge of the firm, its achievements, its future goals and how you could help achieve that stuck in your mind, any other questions about yourself and your experiences will be easy.

Trainee Solicitor – Finance and Projects, Banking at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Try not to put what you think the firm wants to hear, but fill it out with your true thoughts and opinions. Most people put the same old script, copied from one application to the next - make yourself stand out.

Interview Advice:

Do not come across as a robot - personality is key.

Trainee Solicitor, at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Know the firm well.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.
Show that you have a weakness but how you overcame it and what you learnt.

Trainee, Litigation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm properly.

Trainee Solicitor, at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

AG is a firm that really cares about its clients; understanding this and the way the firm works is key. Commercial awareness, as with any City law firm, is also very important.

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Application Advice:

Think about the things that make you stand out. This might be something as simple as a background in mathematics, experience organising events or experience playing in or co-ordinating sports teams.

Interview Advice:

Know the firm and know the competition. Understand firstly what sort of market the office that you are applying to is in, and then understand the sort of markets the firm's clients are in.

Trainee, Trainee – Commercial at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, read your application thoroughly, law firms are all very similar but try and find one or two differentiating features.

Interview Advice:

It is a corporate law firm so dress appropriately and take time to think about your answers.

Trainee, Commercial at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Get your application in early. Ensure that you have a good knowledge of the market, the firm and its clients.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you think carefully about why you want to work for AG rather than any other law firm and try to express this in your application. Proof-read your application - it's a key skill of any trainee!

Interview Advice:

Don't expect to be asked questions about the law (I wasn't asked any). You will be expected to have a view on goings-on in the world of business, so make sure that you can express a view on key news stories.

Ensure that you are able to explain what clients want from a lawyer and what you think a lawyer's role is.

Trainee Solicitor, at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you have no spelling/ grammar mistakes in your application. Also, sell yourself on what makes you different to everyone else. All people applying for a training contract at our firm are excellent academics so show AG how you make yourself stand out amongst these people.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and be polite to everyone - you never know who is watching. At AG the people are friendly and can have fun, make sure you don't enter as a law school clone.

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Application Advice:

Read through the company website and make sure the application is specific to AG. Recruitment can easily tell if applications have been copied and pasted.

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Application Advice:

Make the application targeted to the firm rather than simply recycling responses used in applications to other law firms.

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Application Advice:

Focus your application to focus on the firm, it's strategy, clients etc.

Interview Advice:

Commercial knowledge, market & sector knowledge

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Application Advice:

Research the firm thoroughly and don't just look at the firm's website.
Know why you want to work for the company.
Be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Relax as much as you can.
Speak slowly and think about your answer before you even start speaking.
Treat everyone you meet (partners, associates, front of house etc.) with the same level of respect.

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Application Advice:

Think outside the box, almost any experience you have could be relevant in some way, highlight this rather than your 'extensive business skills' which will have yet to be proven.

Interview Advice:

Prepare well for interviews; know your stuff but equally come prepared to have a sociable chat through the questions.

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Application Advice:

Apply early.

Interview Advice:

Be friendly and confident.

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Application Advice:

Ensure you have a solid awareness of commercial issues rather than just a knowledge of the law.

Be prepared to accept that it is not a 9-5 job.

Interview Advice:

Why law?
Why commercial law?
Why Addleshaw Goddard?

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Do a lot of research into the personality of the firm.

Interview Advice:

Prepare well and be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Litigation at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Research in advance.

Interview Advice:

Why AG?

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Application Advice:

Spend time getting to research the firm and be familiar with its values, the areas in which it operates, its clients and its future direction and ambition.

Interview Advice:

Be well prepared.

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Application Advice:

Be open and honest - that is the firms policy and it's really true. Addleshaws is a very client focused firm and being good at your job isn't enough - that's a given, you need to be personal to help further the business.

Interview Advice:

Focus on commercial aspects rather than the pure legals. Think about how you can help a client and what they want to know - they don't want black letter law, they want a commercial solution. Relax! There are many different characters at Addleshaws - it is even ok to have a joke at the interview.

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Application Advice:

Be yourself; work hard.

Interview Advice:

Be confident; keen and knowledgable.

Trainee solicitor, Corporate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Do apply - it's a very good legal practice.

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Application Advice:

Know the firm and what it does in as much detail as possible. Read beyond the materials on our website and tailor every answer in the application form as far as possible to us, our work, the legal market and business issues for clients.

Interview Advice:

Explore deals we have done that are important to the firm, but also interest you. The interviews are fairly informal, so demonstrating an easy but confident manner is helpful. Dress for the city.

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Application Advice:

Some things you might not think of could be the thing that makes you stand out - for example, a lot of lawyers are Law or History grads, so numeracy can be a surprisingly strong selling point.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and don't overprepare. Obviously you should research everything about the firm that you can and think about the obvious questions ('why law' etc), but totally scripted and rehearsed responses stick out. In addition, the interviewers are at least as interested in how you think as they are in what you know - to test this, they are going to need to take you outside your comfort zone, so don't worry when this happens.

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Application Advice:

Make sure you know what it is you are applying for and what you want from the career before embarking on that path: it's a long one to take if it's not really what you want to do.

Interview Advice:

Research, research, research - then be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Do you research and commit yourself to learning more about the company and how it functions.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the client base of the firm, our goals and how we look to implement that vision.

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Application Advice:

- Research the firm as much as you reasonably can (biggest tip)
- Have an idea as to which departments you'd be interested in
- Be yourself (horrendous cliché, but it's true)

Interview Advice:

- Again, research the firm
- Don't be afraid to give tongue-in-cheek answers (within reason!); it will set you apart
- Have conviction in your answers
- Be honest if you don't know answers to questions

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Application Advice:

Do your research - know the culture of the firm.

Interview Advice:

Have your own opinions.

Trainee solicitor, Commercial at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Application Advice:

Read the firm website and our ethos. It permeates everything that is done at the firm from top to bottom and is something that as a firm we are proud to have established. Legal websites will also assist in being able to discuss deals that we have partcipated in.

Interview Advice:

Remeber that the interview is a two way process we want to learn about you and your desire to work with us to continue the growth and devlopment of the firm as much as you want the job. Be yourself and be honest about why you applied and always make sure you know the content of your cv.

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Best:

The quality of work and the level of responsibility given on day 1. The responsibility mirrors that of a junior associate.

The colleagues and support. You will feel very much part of a team and whilst at times the role you take on may be individualistic, you will never feel alone.

Worst:

Remuneration

Trainee Solicitor, Banking at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Best:

That it is a recognised and respected name in the legal community

Worst:

The way it treats some of it's employees - there's not much support for development

Trainee Solicitor, Planning at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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Best:

The people and the working culture

Worst:

IT Systems (although these have recently been updated)

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Best:

The team

Worst:

the hours

Trainee Solicitor, Finance and projects at Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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