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Work Life Balance:
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Environmental Awareness:
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Compensation & Benefits:
3.4/5
 
Company Culture:
4.3/5
 
Career Progression:
3.9/5
 
Colleagues:
4.3/5
 
Training:
4/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.1/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.7/5
 

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Application Advice:

Come to as many firm events as possible (i.e. open days / networking events / vacation schemes) before applying for a training contract to gain a better insight into the firm and to set your application apart from others.

Interview Advice:

Relax and try to enjoy it. You've already impressed a firm if you are through to the interview stage so try and have a conversation with the interviewers.

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Services Regulatory at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Think about each question commercially and relate your skills to the role of a trainee.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you have been following any recent developments closely as commercial awareness is key.

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Application Advice:

Ensure you understand the sector focus and the clients that we have at the firm. Demonstrate that you are a well-rounded applicant with commercial acumen and an interest in Taylor Wessing.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you do your preparation and know the firm's culture and sector focus. Relax on the day - everyone is very friendly!

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Application Advice:

- Don't just regurgitate the information which is available on Taylor Wessing's website
- There is a particular reason why the question is being asked - bear that in mind
- Always check your spelling and grammar before sending the application off

Interview Advice:

- Pre-empt the types of questions which you might get asked, but don't go in sounding like a pre-rehearsed robot
- Don't put on a front, just be yourself
- Make sure you've poured yourself a glass of water before starting

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Application Advice:

There are two key things: tailoring the application to the firm and commercial awareness.

Ensure that you work on getting to know the firm, its strategies, its values, its location(s) so that your application looks like you really know about the firm itself. The people who read the applications spend their lives immersed in the firm culture and will be able to spot someone who has no understanding or only a shallow understanding of the firm.

Commercial awareness should arise naturally from an interest in working in the law/the City. It's as simple as checking BBC/Guardian business news a few times a day and actively considering the likely impact of whatever has happened. After a few months of actively following the business news you will achieve commercial awareness enlightenment.

To improve commercial awareness, I would also recommend buying some shares in a FTSE 350 company or simply conducting paper trades. You'll become a lot more interested once you've got some skin in the game.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Follow previous advice about commercial awareness.

The firm assumes that you are intelligent and qualified, at the interview stage they want to see what you're like as an individual and potential employee. Be polite, conscientious and human.

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Do not only focus on your knowledge of the Law, show that you have interests in extra-curricular activities.

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Application Advice:

Make your application specific - tie in key and recent deals the firm has been working on and make sure you mention them in any application or interview.

Interview Advice:

Know your application and CV well - expect a grilling about your experiences so make sure you know what you're talking about and haven't made things up!

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Application Advice:

Do proper research before applying - you should know the areas the firm is strong at and recognised for, but also appreciate the fact that it is a full-service law firm. Try to attend one of the events organised for students and come prepared with good questions.

Interview Advice:

Thoroughly research the firm. I would also recommend to read commercial and corporate news for a few weeks leading up to the interview (think of major news topics in the past few months and how it can impact the firm and its clients).

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Application Advice:

Advertise yourself, not a persona that you think will resonate with the firm.

Interview Advice:

Save up for a nice but understated tie or work dress. Confidence shows.

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Application Advice:

Do your research, understand the firm's business and clients and demonstrate that you have interests outside of the law.

Interview Advice:

Brush up on your commercial awareness and read about the key focus industries for the firm.

Trainee Solicitor at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firms, try to get a real feel for what the environment is like and try to get internships in law firms outside of vacation schemes in order to assess whether you actually like solicitor work (vac schemes usually have so much packed into them that most people do not get to see/work on a lot of things).

Interview Advice:

Know your application and CV inside out, have good explanations for any gaps/shortcomings on your CV, get interview practice via your university or even just your friends.

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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Tailor your answers to the firm's business and culture. Flatter the firm and yourself.

Interview Advice:

I was asked the typical questions which can be found in the hundreds of legal graduate recruitment "what to expect at your interview" articles.

They will ask you questions about the firm and areas where they can approve. Throughout the whole process you should consider every answer through a firm-tinted lens: firstly, they want to see that you understand the legal career and business in general and secondly they want to see that you understand their firm's place in that system.

Ultimately, you should be yourself. It's easy enough to pretend to have some knowledge, interest or characteristic for an hour long interview but that becomes difficult over a 2 year training contract.

Trainee Solicitor, Private Capital and Corporate Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Know the firm's culture, what makes them different- show that in applications/interview.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and show human qualities as well as skills etc.

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Application Advice:

Know the firm's culture, what makes them different - show that in applications/interview.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and show human qualities as well as skills etc.

Trainee Solicitor at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Don't just regurgitate firm's brochures and marketing materials.

Interview Advice:

Try not to rehearse answers so that you sound robotic.

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Take the time to research the firm and attend open days to get a feel for how we distinguish ourselves from competitors.

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Application Advice:

Demonstrate why you would be a good fit at this firm, rather than simply piping on about how much of a great candidate you are.

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Application Advice:

Persevere!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Trainee, Corporate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Be bold, be interesting.

Interview Advice:

Be bold, be interesting.

Trainee Solicitor, Patents at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Try to show how creative and outgoing you can/have been.

Trainee, Private Client at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Know what the core sectors of the firm are - know why they are successful at attracting clients and understand the strategy. Be prepared to think innovatively and think of your role as a business adviser rather than straight law.

Interview Advice:

What attracted you to the firm?
Why do you want to work for a city, global law firm?
How has your work experience prepared you for life at Taylor Wessing?
Where do you see the industry developing? Where should Taylor Wessing focus next?
Be aware of some topical current events going on.

Trainee, Real Estate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research about the specific law firm you are applying to. They may appear similar from the outside but often specialise in different types of work and have differing working cultures.

Interview Advice:

Be positive, and try to learn from each interview you do.

Patent Litigation at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm well so you can show you have a genuine interest. Show good commercial awareness.

Interview Advice:

Prepare well, look professional, show that you can work in a team

Trainee Solicitor, Disputes and Investigations at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Interview Advice:

Don't panic if you suffer a mind blank, be honest and you can always come back to the question later.

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Application Advice:

Make sure you are able to clearly explain why you think Taylor Wessing, in particular, is right for you and why you are right for them. Research the firm in detail to show that you did not simply include it within a scatter gun approach to training contract applications.

Interview Advice:

I was asked to elaborate on an answer to a question in my application form on 'What law would you change and why?'.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate, Commercial and Projects at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure your application is tailored specifically to Taylor Wessing and not a whole group of law firms.

Interview Advice:

Have something interesting and original to say about yourself, not just the usual stuff that all law applicants will have.

Trainee solicitor, Intellectual Property at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Try to pick out at least one thing that makes the firm stand out from its competitors and be prepared to speak about this at length with reference to cases/deals that the firm has worked on.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

- Show a genuine passion for the firm and what makes it different compared to its competitors.
- Appreciate the direction the firm is heading, particularly with the industries of tomorrow.
- Demonstrate your ability to speak like a "normal" person. The

Interview Advice:

- Relax. The interview is not a horrible experience. Try and enjoy it and be natural.
- Demonstrate commercial awareness and an understanding of the legal market.
- Ask questions about the firm - and not just obvious clichéd questions.

Trainee Solicitor, Construction & Engineering at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Take your time with your application.

Interview Advice:

Commercial awareness.

Trainee, Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Be proactive, enthusiastic and be open to all feedback.

Trainee Solicitor, Employment at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor application to requirements of the firm.

Interview Advice:

Do research on the firm and the work it has done recently.

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Taylor Wessing has some unique practice areas in relation to other city law firms and a focus and enthusiasm for these will help.

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Application Advice:

Do lots of research from a variety of sources and make sure your answers are tailored specifically to Taylor Wessing.

Interview Advice:

There were no odd questions, and the interviewers really did make sure I felt comfortable and was able to do my best. Rather than read a list of set questions from a sheet and scribble down my answers in order to compare me to other candidates who were asked identical questions, the interview flows in the direction your answers lead and really felt more like an enjoyable conversation. With this in mind, it's up to you to make sure you bring up everything you want to talk about!

Trainee Solicitor, Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor your application to the firm - use open days, the web sites and law fairs to find out what makes the firm different and add that in, the HR teams can tell if there's copying and pasting going on!

Interview Advice:

Give practical answers - if you don't know the legal approach, take a moment to think about it, admit it, and give a sensible, commercial response. Don't talk over other candidates in the group assessment - it's not a test for who shouts the loudest but for how you interact with others.

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Application Advice:

Think carefully about why you would like to work at a full-service, international firm. The firm works with a lot of technology-focused clients, but as a lawyer this means much more than working in intellectual property. Make sure you can express this in your application.

Interview Advice:

Know your application back to front and have a few extra examples beyond what you put on your form.

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Application Advice:

If you have the chance, visit the firm, either at a law event or an open day. This is the best way to get a real feel for the firm. The things you learn on this day will help your application stand out.

Interview Advice:

Try to remember that the interviewers are trying to get the best out of you - there are no trick questions. They want you to be honest to see if you are the right fit for the firm. Make sure you have brushed up on the important developments in law and know why you want to come to the firm.

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Application Advice:

Do your research to work out what interests you, and let that lead your application. This can involve reading the firm's website, reading student guides for legal jobs, doing a vacation scheme or talking to a trainee (or qualified lawyer) at a recruitment event or through a friend.

Interview Advice:

If you can develop a clear, positive and honest answer to why you would like the job then you are half way there. But that can be a lot harder than it sounds, so put the time in.

Trainee Solicitor, Disputes and Investigations at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Only apply for the firms you really want to work for but make sure that you spend lots of time making those few applications perfect.

Interview Advice:

Make sure your personality shines through as the firm will be looking for a colleague who meets the intellectual requirements, as well as someone they want to work with everyday.

Trainee Solicitor, Patents at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research into the firm, draft your answers carefully, go straight to the point. Show commercial common sense.

Interview Advice:

Be open and genuine. Having been involved in the recruitment process at some level, I know that interviewers look for the best in each candidate. Do not feel like you need to know all the legal technicalities around a topic; commercial common sense is much more important.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate & Commercial at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the specific firm in detail and make sure you reflect your research in the application by pointing out why you think you would be a good fit for it and vice versa. Do not complete too many applications, but rather do a few to targeted firms so your enthusiasm and genuine interest comes across.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have re-read your application as you may be asked questions. With commercial questions, approach them calmly and don't try and be too clever with your answers - the interviewers do not necessarily accept a perfect answer but want to know your thinking pattern.

Trainee, Commercial at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research, keep on top of the news and be yourself. The firm is interested in you as an individual, so stay away from generic answers and make sure your application honestly reflects what you are like and why you are interested in the firm.

Interview Advice:

Taylor Wessing does a half-day assessment centre which includes a group exercise, and commercial awareness and competency based interview. In your interview, make sure you give well reasoned answers, even if your opinion differs from the interviewer's. Recruiters will be impressed by someone who is persuasive and confident, but also personable and a team player.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate, Commercial and Projects at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Know your firm - research what makes Taylor Wessing different to other law firms.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself!

Associate, Corporate Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Explain why Taylor Wessing is the firm for you. Remember, Taylor Wessing is a full service law firm - devoting your entire application to just one niche area of law may not be the best strategy.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Let your personality shine through. Focus on demonstrating your communication and team skills.

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Application Advice:

I started in the firm as a trainee and progressed to becoming a solicitor, and the application process is different depending on what level you enter in.

In all cases I would advise making sure you understand the culture of the firm - something I always tell future joiners is that we can teach you the law and how to be a lawyer, but we cannot teach you to be somebody that everybody else enjoys working with. To that end, don't just read up on the firm on their website, but try and get in contact with people at the firm at a variety of different levels, whether that be through personal contacts or open days. Speak to them about their experiences and draw your own conclusions on what working at the firm is like. Use that together with information on the website to really form your own, non-generic view of the firm.

Interview Advice:

Don't be afraid to show the interviewers your personality - it is better for them to see that you're passionate about one of your hobbies than to feed them a dry spiel about something which you think you should be talking about but actually aren't at all interested in.

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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and aware that not all tasks are glamorous!

Interview Advice:

Know the firm. Know what's going on in the city. Be personable and enthusiastic.

Trainee Solicitor, Patents at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you get as much work experience to truly understand what the role of a solicitor is.

Research firms thoroughly, nothing is more important than making sure you are at the right firm, suited to your personality and strengths.

Interview Advice:

Read the news daily, it doesn't have to be the Financial Times, I used BBC News and the Lawyer.

If you are interested in a particular area, make sure you are consistent and thorough about it. For example, follow a particular case or story from the beginning to end to make sure you can answer questions properly.

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Application Advice:

Know what the firm prides itself on and how it sees itself going forwards.

Interview Advice:

Do your research on the firm beforehand. Make use of the opportunity to ask questions about the firm at the end of the interview.

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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Try and be creative rather than to simply regurgitate the website.

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Application Advice:

Do a vacation scheme if possible. Different firms have different atmospheres and it is particularly important both to the success of your application and your enjoyment in the job that you find a firm that suits your personality.

Interview Advice:

Relax, the questions are not trying to trick you but rather get to know you.

Trainee Associate, Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor your application to the firm, demonstrate that you understand how our firm is different (even if only slightly different) and why it appeals to you.

Interview Advice:

Whilst you must be ready to demonstrate your commercial awareness, you should also be prepared to discuss any aspect of your CV and application as the interviewers are interested in more than just your academic achievements.

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Apply to firms where you think you would fit in well.

Interview Advice:

Answer the questions honestly e.g. if you are asked how you reacted in a given scenario but you have never been in that kind of situation before, say so but then say how you would react if you did ever find yourself in that kind of situation in the future.

Trainee Solicitor, IT, Telecoms and Competition at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Be very specific about why you want to work for Taylor Wessing as blanket applications are sought out quickly.

Trainee, Trade marks, copyright and media at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

To thoroughly research the firm and recent work undertaken and to be yourself in both the application form and interview.

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Application Advice:

Thoroughly research the firm so that you can include something in your application the recruitment team would not expect you to know.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Have interesting stories to talk about. Take your time with the application. Remember it is a full service firm- not just a specialist in Media/IP.

Interview Advice:

Everyone is pretty friendly so try to relax and show your personality. Have interesting stories to talk about to make you come across as likeable. Talk up Taylor Wessing and its achievements.

Trainee Solicitor, Disputes and Invesitgations at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Think carefully about the criteria you use to pick which firms you are going to apply to. Specifically, do not select a larger firm simply because you believe "bigger (or more competitive) is better".

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic, genuinely inquisitive, respectful, and have the confidence to be yourself. It is a waste of time to try and be somebody else, and the firm will see through it.

Trainee, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Show you know the firm on the form.

Interview Advice:

Swot up about what the firm is doing!

Associate, Real Estate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Be proactive - get as much experience as you can. This may be first-hand (e.g. vacation scheme/volunteering) or by reading around subjects that interest you.

Interview Advice:

Take a breath before answering each question and make sure you're answering the question asked (and not just babbling!).

Associate, Patents at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you really put down all your achievements, don't assume the firm knows what you learnt from any one experience or roll.

Interview Advice:

On my assessment day, those that got the Training Contract were those who were relaxed (or at least appeared to be) and interacted well with others. Make sure you are as calm as possible and let your personality shine through because you could be exactly who they are looking for.

Trainee Solicitor, Construction and Engineering at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure it's totally tailored to you - answer honestly, not what you think they're going to want to read.

Interview Advice:

Research the firm well - recent deals, ethos, financials, partners, teams, sector approach, so you tailor your answers around that. When reading about deals in the press, think about what departments from the law firm would've been involved, and what their role would be. This forces you to consider what issues may have come up in the deal.

Trainee Solicitor, Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you research the firm itself and avoid making your application generic as that will come across.

Interview Advice:

Review your application so that you are prepared to answer questions arising from it. Don't be afraid to let your personality come through at the interview.

Trainee Solicitor, Banking and Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Do not go overboard; it is ok to show your personality a bit.

Interview Advice:

Try to actually enjoy it - it seems to make a big difference!

Trainee, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor your application to the firm and try to research as much as possible.

Interview Advice:

I actually enjoyed my interview! They were very friendly and tried to get the best out of me rather than catch me out. The interview definitely has a commercial focus, including a mini exercise and questions like "How would you sell TW to a client who wanted to do X?"

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research and really think about your answers and tailor them to Taylor Wessing specifically, rather than just using the same answers as for other City firms.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself - everybody at Taylor Wessing has a personality and we are all quite different. I think it is important to let your character come out in your application. Obviously it is important to be professional, but it doesn't hurt to show the firm what you're about and your hobbies and interests. Make sure you research the firm, Taylor Wessing has some great CSR and charity partnerships which are an important part of the firms community so candidates should get to know these!

Interview Advice:

Again, be yourself!

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Make your application specific to Taylor Wessing - a copy and pasted application will not get you to interview. Let your enthusiasm for TW and for law shine through - this can be shown through things such as work experience and open days.

Interview Advice:

Prepare thoroughly by reading up on the firm and re-reading your application. Try and not be nervous - the interviewers are not trying to trick you, just to understand your personality.

Trainee Solicitor, IT at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

be enthusiastic about the company, not just law.

Interview Advice:

Read up on deals TW have been involved with.

Trainee Solicitor, Trade marks copyright and media at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Really understand the firm, the culture and why you want to do law. Show off your personality rather than churning out a monotony of application answers.

Interview Advice:

As with the application, try and show off your personality as well as answering the typical questions. The interviewers want to get to know you as a candidate as well as your academic and extra-curricular achievements.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor the application to the specific firm - although the city firms appear very similar on the face of it, successful applicants will be able to spot the subtle differences.

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor application to firm's ambitions and values

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Application Advice:

Research and don't give up

Interview Advice:

Confidence is king

Trainee, Real Estate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Good office culture; friendly colleagues.

Worst:

The pay could be higher and there is a slight face time culture developing.

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Services Regulatory at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Pay in relation to hours.

Worst:

Some lack in transparency from the top.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Culture and people.

Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Clear sector focus and clear values.
Good pay.
Friendly working culture.

Worst:

The hours can sometimes be long.

Trainee, Corporate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

- There are lots of activities outside of work to get involved in
- Its diversity and culture
- The roof terrace

Worst:

- Lack of international secondment opportunities

Trainee Solicitor, Employment, Mobility and Pensions at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

The people are great, the work is great, the offices and location are great.

Their is a mutual appreciation of the need for a work:life balance and in most circumstances life trumps work. People won't mind that you're leaving a little early to make a social event because they know that in a couple of weeks they'll be in a similar position.

Worst:

Whilst people are understanding of the need for a life outside work, you can never guarantee your leave time.

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

friendly colleagues

Worst:

possible long hours

Trainee Solicitor at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

A great brand.

Worst:

Lacking leadership in some areas.

Trainee Solicitor, Employment at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

It values its employees, has a great working environment and culture and has a very clear identity and direction which is well-communicated with transparency to all employees.

Trainee Solicitor, Patents at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Genuinely care about work/life balance and actively encourage involvement in extra-curricular activities.

Worst:

Communication isn't always its strongest point as I feel we are often kept in the dark/processes aren't transparent.

Trainee Solicitor, Intellectual Property; Media at Taylor Wessing
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Best:

Good atmosphere and interesting work.

Worst:

Long hours at times; admin tasks not allocated efficiently.

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

The culture - the firm was recently described as having achieved "coolness" by Legal Cheek.

Worst:

Probably use too much paper, but I believe we recycle.

Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

The working culture is very collaborative, supportive and open. Good levels of responsibility and challenging work are on offer.

Worst:

Sometimes the hours can be unpredictable.

Trainee Solicitor at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Work life balance

Worst:

NQ pay and lack of secondment opportunities

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Culture and early responsibility

Trainee Solicitor, Banking and Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

- Everyone is approachable and friendly.
- Fascinating work, there are some big-name clients and some unknown-name clients but they're all doing interesting and complex things.
- There is a great social side with plenty of clubs and regular opportunities to fill an evening in some way.

Worst:

Peaks and troughs of work. In the few months I've been here there have been some moments of downtime for the whole department.

Trainee Solicitor, Private Capital and Corporate Finance at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Work environment.

Worst:

Pay.

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Work environment

Worst:

Pay

Trainee Solicitor at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

You feel like you're not scorned upon for having a social life.

Worst:

Only 2 UK offices.

Trainee Solicitor, Private Capital and Corporate Finance at At Your Service
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Best:

Opportunities for career progression.

Worst:

Occasional lack of transparency/ communication.

Trainee, Corporate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Great culture, training, and exposure to high quality work.

Trainee Solicitor, Patents at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Good clients

Worst:

Poor work life balance

Trainee, Private Client at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Hours, working culture and environment, social side, training on the job and willingness to help and teach you.

Worst:

Some mundane tasks.

Trainee, Real Estate at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Good team ethic.

Worst:

Sometimes involves long hours.

Patent Litigation at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Good working culture. Smaller intake so trainees get to experience different types of work.

Worst:

Poor communication to lower levels at times.

Trainee Solicitor, Disputes and Investigations at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Taylor Wessing has a very strong identity, it has a clear business strategy which all employees are kept updated on. The firm offers a happy, comfortable and motivating work environment. The great offices are a bonus.

Trainee Solicitor, Disputes & Investigations at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Great canteen.

Worst:

Only one firm wide party every 18 months.

Trainee Solicitor, at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Collaborative and friendly atmosphere.

Worst:

Gender diversity in senior positions.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate, Commercial and Projects at Taylor Wessing LLP
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Best:

Good reputation and environment.

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