Share this

Share this content.

The following is a Graduate Review for Pinsent Masons.

Pinsent Masons scores 3.8/5 based on 68 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Pinsent Masons. Employees are asked to rate Pinsent Masons on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

To find out how your Graduates can leave reviews of your company, please contact our Brand Manager Grant on 01825 725291.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £25,000 - £27,000

Current salary: £27,000 - £29,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 9:00

Finish: 18:00

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Know exactly why you want to pursue a career in commercial law and what skills/qualities you can bring to the role which make you an ideal candidate.

Candidates often undersell their skills and experiences - every experience counts! For example, a lot of applicants have undertaken work experiences at smaller high street firms or firms that specialise in non-commercial law areas e.g. crime or personal injury. However, some applicants tend to omit these details from the application for fear that it may raise doubts about their commitment to pursue a career in commercial law. Instead, my view is that these experiences can help to answer an applicant's commitment to commercial law e.g. an applicant can say he/she was exposed to criminal law work but it wasn't for them for X and Y reason and would now like to try something more commercial and business minded. Furthermore, regardless of the type of law, there are certain transferrable skills that one gains e.g. the ability to analyse complex legal arguments, technical research, communication, time management, attention to detail etc.

Do you have any interview tips?

Whilst preparing perfect answers to the generic questions that are likely to be asked (e.g. teamwork, communication, problem-solving etc), just be careful of not over-preparing to the point that you are unable to provide a satisfactory answer a curve-ball question or question you never expected to be asked of you - expect the unexpected!

Following on from the above point, sometimes you may be asked a question that throws you off balance or puts you 'on the spot' - it's absolutely fine to take a minute or two to gather your thoughts. Perhaps, request a short break or drink some water whilst you gather your thoughts. The way a person deals with an unexpected question gives the interviewer an indication as to how they are likely to deal with high-pressure situations etc.

Make sure you have plenty of good examples to support/back up every statement or claim you make. Examples impress interviewers. The more the better - but bear in mind the quality of the example is better than the quantity.

Previous review
Work Life Balance:
Environmental Awareness:
Company Culture:
Career Progression:
Overall Rating:

Leave a Reply