The following is a Graduate Review for Slaughter & May.
Slaughter & May scores 3.2/5 based on 39 reviews.
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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £39,000 - £41,000
Current salary: £39,000 - £41,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Pay attention to detail in everything you do, both for the application and in other endeavours e.g. university essays, emails, etc. Proofread everything as mistakes leave a bad impression. These skills will really come in handy on the training contract so it is useful to develop and practice them early on. If applying to Slaughter and May, be yourself. There is no particular type of candidate here. Be professional and interested in learning more about the work of the firm.
Do you have any interview tips?
Really think about why it is you want to practice in commercial law (or whatever area). You need cogent reasons. I had not studied commercial law before, so knew little about it (that's what the LPC is for), but expressing an interest in providing excellent client service helps to demonstrate commercial awareness. Be yourself; the partners will soon work out if you're trying to be something you are not. Do not be intimidated by other people who appear more suited to the role than you; bravado is rarely appreciated in interviews. One of the partners once told me that in the interviews they are looking for academic ability (obviously), commitment to hard work, and a personable person, i.e. someone who could work well with others. Also, bear in mind that a lot about interviews and applications is down to pure luck and all you can do is give it your best shot.
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