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Responsibility:
3.1/5
 
Work Life Balance:
2.3/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.3/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.3/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.4/5
 
Colleagues:
4/5
 
Training:
3.4/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.4/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.3/5
 

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Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: City Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: Real Estate Job Title: Trainee Solicior

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: Corporate Projects

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: Corporate/Energy Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: Dispute Resolution Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: SDG Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: Banking Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: Disputes-Corporate-Finance Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: Banking Job Title: Trainee

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Department: Corporate Projects Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Corporate Projects Job Title: Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Corporate Job Title: Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Real Estate Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Corporate Job Title: Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Structured Finance Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Dispute Resolution Job Title: Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor

Industry: Law, Paralegal Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Banking Job Title: Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Corporate Job Title: Trainee

Industry: Law, Solicitor Job Title: Trainee

Industry: Law, Solicitor Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Finance Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: General Commercial Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Securities and Derivatives Job Title: trainee

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Transport Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Industry: Law, Solicitor Department: Finance/SDG Job Title: Trainee

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Application Advice:

Focus on making the application unique to Ashurst: why do you want to work here rather than at another firm?

Make sure you have enough work experience to evidence an interest in law.

Make sure there are no silly mistakes in your application.

Interview Advice:

Interviews vary hugely depending on the partners running them. Make sure you are up-to-date on current affairs and that your commercial awareness is up to scratch.

An excellent way to gain commercial awareness is by reading 'Everything You Need To Know About The City' by Christopher Stoakes. It is also very useful to read the Economist, City AM and/or the FT.

Finally, in the interview itself, stay calm. It is very easy to panic and say things simply to fill the silence. Consider carefully what you have been asked and try to make a considered response.

Trainee Solicitor, City at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research and be yourself. The most convincing applications show who a person is, which will provide both you and the firm with an idea of whether a career at Ashurst LLP is a good match.

Interview Advice:

Before you enter your interview make sure you know why you want a career in Law and why you want a career at Ashurst LLP specifically. Even if you are not directly asked these questions, this will come across throughout your interview.

Trainee Solicior, Real Estate at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Do as much research as you can on the firm you are applying to.

Interview Advice:

Enthusiasm and preparation are key.

, Corporate Projects at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Attention to detail, commercial sense, personality and knowledge of the firm.

Interview Advice:

Read the legal press, understand the legal world as a business and how it makes profit, commercial acumen, think about why you are applying, think about why you are/are not applying to magic circle law firms.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate/Energy at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm well and be genuine at interview.

Trainee Solicitor, Dispute Resolution at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Prepare your application with Ashurst in mind - do not make it generic.

Interview Advice:

Do not panic - you may be asked questions which make you flustered, just go with it.

Trainee Solicitor, Banking at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Have an excellent record on paper/academically, but also demonstrate your team skills and personal interests.

Interview Advice:

I was asked about my understanding of law firms as a business - i.e., the unit of sale is essentially lawyers' time or "billable hours".

Trainee Solicitor, Disputes-Corporate-Finance at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Get a lot of experience in team roles and also some experience in the Banking sector as well as legal experience - this helps you to understand the clients and their commercial needs.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and well prepared!
Have an understanding of the market - both legal and the economic climate.

Trainee, Banking at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

The Ashurst application involves a cover letter as opposed to set questions. Make the most of this, talk about the things that are different about you rather than just repeating the same bits of information that other application forms ask for.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and avoid cliches. As with the cover letter application form Ashurst want to find out who you are, there is no box-ticking exercise, so it is best to let your personality come through.

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Application Advice:

Do your research on the firm and tailor your application accordingly.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and not who you think the firm would like you to be.

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Application Advice:

Research into Ashurst before applying.

Interview Advice:

Know your application inside out and be able to develop the information originally given in your application.

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Application Advice:

Be yourself at interview and don't be afraid to express some personality.

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Application Advice:

Really focus on researching the firm and think about their culture and the skills they value, such as being able to work in a team. Use examples from your experience to show how you can fit into this.

Interview Advice:

My interview was fairly relaxed and friendly. A case study was used where I was asked to think about a potential transaction from the point of view of one of the parties. I was asked broadly about examples of when I had showed the skills Ashurst values.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate Projects at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Be specific and do not rush what you write on an application form. You need to think about what the question is really asking of you and what you can demonstrate when answering it. It sounds obvious but be as natural as possible and don't be afraid to demonstrate you have other interests if appropriate.

Interview Advice:

Relax.

Trainee Solicitor, at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Show your commitment and interest in an international environment.

Be specific and always give examples in applications.

Interview Advice:

Maintain a good balance between being relaxed and showing your passion.

Think of a question to ask at the end.

Read the City A.M. or Financial Times for at least a week before the interview.

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Application Advice:

If there is a question about why you want to be a lawyer or why you want to work at a particular firm, avoid giving generic answers which could apply to any profession or any firm (e.g. you want to work in a team or a firm is very client focused). You might want to discuss the strenghts of particular firms, particular clients or things you have read about, or aspects of the legal profession that you wouldn't find in the accountacy or consultancy professions, for instance.

Otherwise check and re-check your application for consistency, typos and make sure you answer the questions directly - there are so many applicants to compete with and you do not want to give the reader an easy excuse to throw your application in the bin.

Interview Advice:

Read up on partnerships and how they compare to other business forms. This will help you to understand how a law firm works and the drivers behind firm decisions.

If you find out who will be interviewing you, read the interviewer's profile online (areas of expertise, recent deals etc).

Solicitor, Corporate Projects at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand exactly what the firm does and the type of work you will be doing at your level.

Interview Advice:

Know why you are applying for a job at Ashurst over and above other law firms and be up to date with the current market.

Solicitor, Corporate at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Enthusiasm for the firm is really important, as is knowing why you want to work at Ashurst over any other firm. You can demonstrate this by really knowing the business, our main work streams and clients, where you see the firm going in the short to long term future, etc. Commercial awareness (a phrase which is probably banded around too much) is also essential. Everyone applying to Ashurst has a solid academic background; you'll stand out if you can show common sense and an understanding of the business context.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself in the interview, you'll get to see how the firm reacts and whether you will in fact fit into that environment. This is both good for you, your career and the firm.

Interview Advice:

Prepare. I always bring a folder with notes, a spare CV/copy of my application and background research to an interview. I even offer the spare copy of my CV to my interviewers "in case they would like a hard-copy". This immediately shows the interviewer you are organised, prepared and go that little bit further.

Trainee Solicitor, at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Be excellent, be yourself, and know how a law firm works as a business.

Trainee Solicitor, Structured Finance at Ashurst LLP
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Interview Advice:

Don't be put out by "left-field" lines of questioning - try and take everything in your stride.

Solicitor, Dispute Resolution at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

This firm will value you for what you are; if you bring something different to the table than others, do not be afraid to show it.

Interview Advice:

Let your personality shine through. Demonstrate not only legal knowledge but an awareness of the wider commercial context in which legal transactions take place.

, at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Fully research the firm before applying - know what you are signing up for!

Interview Advice:

Relax, be yourself, and trust that your preparation and intelligence will prove itself.

Solicitor, Banking at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself - a fantastic academic record is a given but Ashurst hires based on personality rather than CV

Interview Advice:

Be confident talking about current affairs from commercial perspective. Make sure you can talk about and back up anything that is written on your CV.

Trainee, Corporate at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Ensure you explain why you want to apply to Ashurst in particular rather than just 'a city law firm'.

Interview Advice:

Likely to be some form of mini case study - e.g. the interviewers might give you a business scenario and you will have to explain where and why solicitors will be involved. Prepare to be challenged.

Trainee Solicitor, at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research. Look up the firm in the legal press, the website and find out what is happening.

Trainee Solicitor, Finance at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Apply early and don't copy answers from other application forms however similar they may seem.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you're up to date on what has been going on in the news and the legal market in general.

Trainee Solicitor, General Commercial at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Ashurst

Interview Advice:

Questions I was asked included:
1. my strengths and weaknesses;
2. why I wanted to join Ashurst;
3. my hobby/interest; and
4. why I became interested in law/becoming a lawyer

trainee, Securities and Derivatives at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself - Ashurst has a great culture and that's down to hiring interesting and unique personalities

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have been reading the FT and have a good idea of what is going on in the world!

Trainee Solicitor, Transport at Ashurst LLP
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Application Advice:

Come and meet us and see how the culture is for yourself. Don't just apply "because of the culture".

Interview Advice:

Be yourself to see if you do fit into the culture. Also remember an interview is a two way process - a conversation and dialogue not an interrogation.

Trainee, Finance/SDG at Ashurst LLP
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