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    (Original post by unluckyinlaw1)
    I contacted Olswang about this and they said that applications are not reviewed chronologically - which seems bizarre, but whatever. Everyone will have head in 2-3 weeks maximum.
    That's odd but thanks - we live in hope!
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    PFO from CMS....
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    (Original post by DonnieCA)
    Anyone heard from Mishcon or Irwin Mitchell? In previous years IM would of been doing telephone interviews by now but they have a new gad recruiter this year so maybe doing things a bit differently?

    Anyone heard either way for both firms?

    Thanks

    This time last year I had already had my telephone interview with IM, not yet heard anything from them. You may be right about a different process being used- haven't heard of anyone being contacted by them yet!
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    Does anyone mind advising me on this Herbert Smith Freehills question?

    Please describe your key achievements, and outline your involvement in any extra curricular activities, including any positions of responsibility held. This is also where you can provide details of any scholarships, university awards or prizes.

    I suppose I am right in saying I should align my achievements/ECS/responsibility to HSF values/qualities of a commercial lawyer.

    But, can/should I include why I am applying for HSF. I have a clear and personal reason which I really want to include as it doesn't ask you anything along the lines of 'why HSF' in previous questions however I don't want to include something that the question doesn't ask for.

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    (Original post by mj43)
    Does anyone mind advising me on this Herbert Smith Freehills question?

    Please describe your key achievements, and outline your involvement in any extra curricular activities, including any positions of responsibility held. This is also where you can provide details of any scholarships, university awards or prizes.

    I suppose I am right in saying I should align my achievements/ECS/responsibility to HSF values/qualities of a commercial lawyer.

    But, can/should I include why I am applying for HSF. I have a clear and personal reason which I really want to include as it doesn't ask you anything along the lines of 'why HSF' in previous questions however I don't want to include something that the question doesn't ask for.

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    You can do it, but I wouldn't. The question doesn't ask you too. I would avoid doing the whole "these experiences have developed X skills which are a transferable to a career in law" type wording either. The recruiters can infer that from your experiences.

    A question like this is purely factual to show what you have achieved/had responsibility for outside of your studies.


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    Congrats to those who got invites to ACs

    (Original post by mj43)
    Does anyone mind advising me on this Herbert Smith Freehills question?

    Please describe your key achievements, and outline your involvement in any extra curricular activities, including any positions of responsibility held. This is also where you can provide details of any scholarships, university awards or prizes.

    I suppose I am right in saying I should align my achievements/ECS/responsibility to HSF values/qualities of a commercial lawyer.

    But, can/should I include why I am applying for HSF. I have a clear and personal reason which I really want to include as it doesn't ask you anything along the lines of 'why HSF' in previous questions however I don't want to include something that the question doesn't ask for.

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    In the words of HSF graduate recruitment: "You can tell when someone has spent a lot of time on their application form. They are able to reflect on their extracurricular experiences, positions of responsibility and key achievements, and take the time to explain the skills and competencies they developed. Someone who can demonstrate a clear motivation for a legal career stands out – you’d be surprised how many people send in applications that don’t have a legal focus and haven’t picked out the skills that are transferable to the role."

    [Source: https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sect...ith-freehills]
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    No harm in asking. They can only say no.

    If you are going to ask them at least give them an indication of when would be best for you though.
    Thanks!

    Quick question.

    "Why have you chosen to apply here?" 75 words - There aren't many words to play around, do you think it is suitable to just list in bullet points the main reasons?
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    Congrats to those who got invites to ACs



    In the words of HSF graduate recruitment: "You can tell when someone has spent a lot of time on their application form. They are able to reflect on their extracurricular experiences, positions of responsibility and key achievements, and take the time to explain the skills and competencies they developed. Someone who can demonstrate a clear motivation for a legal career stands out – you’d be surprised how many people send in applications that don’t have a legal focus and haven’t picked out the skills that are transferable to the role."

    [Source: https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sect...ith-freehills]
    I'll retract what I said then....


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    (Original post by Swimmer)
    Thanks!

    Quick question.

    "Why have you chosen to apply here?" 75 words - There aren't many words to play around, do you think it is suitable to just list in bullet points the main reasons?
    Tough word count!

    If there's no other way to get in what you want to say, then go for it. I would just be really concise and focus on 1 or 2 main reasons though.


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    Have I doomed myself aha?

    I was just reading over my Freshfields application and I used the spelling practiced instead of practised.

    I said 'I have practiced Martial arts for...'
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    Hey everyone!
    I just completed the SJT for Freehills, any idea what the benchmark is, when you hear back and if applying close to the deadline is detrimental to your application?

    Love this thread, honest guys thx for all the advice and good luck/congratulations to everyone!
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    (Original post by ls396)
    Have I doomed myself aha?

    I was just reading over my Freshfields application and I used the spelling practiced instead of practised.

    I said 'I have practiced Martial arts for...'
    Try not to worry, everyone makes a mistake on their form at one point or another. Unless you've made many mistakes it's unlikely to count against you even with the MC.
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    (Original post by TrainingChopeful)
    I wonder if they have us on hold or something? I would of thought for rolling interviews, they would send us a rejection once they have reviewed our application if they are not going to offer us an interview.
    Oddly enough I got my invitation to take a test today!


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    (Original post by pp93)
    Oddly enough I got my invitation to take a test today!


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    Congratulations. This was for Olswang right? Can I ask how long your cover letter was?
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    (Original post by ls396)
    Have I doomed myself aha?

    I was just reading over my Freshfields application and I used the spelling practiced instead of practised.

    I said 'I have practiced Martial arts for...'
    Short answer is that I am not sure. It all depends how many mistakes you've made overall and if your application is good. If you have a pretty impressive application, they might forgive the mistake. However, if it isn't too great, it may work against you.
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    (Original post by welshforever92)
    Congratulations. This was for Olswang right? Can I ask how long your cover letter was?
    Yeah it was for Olswang. My letter was just over a page but I asked the grad rec lady at our law fair and she said quality over quantity so length doesn't matter too much!


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    (Original post by ls396)
    Have I doomed myself aha?

    I was just reading over my Freshfields application and I used the spelling practiced instead of practised.

    I said 'I have practiced Martial arts for...'
    It's technically correct in U.S. English so they potentially won't even care
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    (Original post by pp93)
    Oddly enough I got my invitation to take a test today!


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    Congrats I still have not heard....
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    How long did it take for HSF to send the situational judgement test after submitting the application?
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    Hey, has anyone interviewed with CMS Cameron McKenna before or have any good tips for their AC? Not sure what to expect! Thanks
 
 
 
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