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    (Original post by liarpoker)
    Anyone else find Watson Glaser a fair bit harder than SHL? - Rejection from Simmons because of it..

    New to this thread, so hi guys Also wondering when did you hear from Simmons post Watson Glaser? I've sat for it over a week ago and no news from them!
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    (Original post by excito)
    Thanks mrlufc3131 and mcrlawstudent. Impressed and delighted that they've started to send out the invites. Do you both happen to be 2nd year law students? Thanks
    Yes, that's correct. Good luck with your application!
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    (Original post by savagedhearts)
    New to this thread, so hi guys Also wondering when did you hear from Simmons post Watson Glaser? I've sat for it over a week ago and no news from them!
    I got rejected the next day, so you're likely to have passed!
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    (Original post by mcrlawstudent)
    Yes, that's correct. Good luck with your application!
    Thanks mcrlawstudent. Hope your interview goes well!
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    (Original post by excito)
    Thanks mrlufc3131 and mcrlawstudent. Impressed and delighted that they've started to send out the invites. Do you both happen to be 2nd year law students? Thanks
    No worries mate. I am indeed also a 2nd-year law student!
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    (Original post by dublin1)
    It doesn't always work like that - with the weil tests for example they sent out the tests to different people on different days. Fingers crossed!
    Ah right - not sure why but I assumed since they were non-rolling they'd send out all their interview invites at one time. Hopefully I'm wrong. Cheers!
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    Guys does anyone know the protocol if I accept a vac scheme but then get a better one and I can't do both, can I just sack the first one off...what are the repercussions?!


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    Guys does anyone know the protocol if I accept a vac scheme but then get a better one and I can't do both, can I just sack the first one off...what are the repercussions?!


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    I am not too sure. I'd say first off read the vacation scheme contract they make you sign to see if it says anything. If it doesn't, I guess you can theoretically sack the first one off, however I think they will not like you very much after that so a TC application to that firm will be harder.
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    (Original post by ScroogeHumbug)
    I am not too sure. I'd say first off read the vacation scheme contract they make you sign to see if it says anything. If it doesn't, I guess you can theoretically sack the first one off, however I think they will not like you very much after that so a TC application to that firm will be harder.
    Okay well I haven't signed anything yet I just accepted via email but if I have to do it regardless no point of me going to my interview next week. I'll just make sure I don't sign anything then don't apply to that firm for a TC. Surely there isn't anything else that they can do?!


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    Applied for Freshfields on 6th.
    Did my test on the 13th. No reply yet, so will be a week tomorrow.
    Thoughts anyone?
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    (Original post by boing36)
    Guys does anyone know the protocol if I accept a vac scheme but then get a better one and I can't do both, can I just sack the first one off...what are the repercussions?!


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    You just withdraw your acceptance. Some firms then might be able to offer the opportunity to someone else. There's no real repercussions, just don't expect to get a TC there!

    If they like you, most firms will see if they can bring you in on alternative dates for their vacation schemes (if they have them).

    My only advice is not to accept the offer in the first place unless there is a time limit on the offer. You can usually hold out on making a decision for a few weeks.


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    (Original post by J-SP)
    You just withdraw your acceptance. Some firms then might be able to offer the opportunity to someone else. There's no real repercussions, just don't expect to get a TC there!

    If they like you, most firms will see if they can bring you in on alternative dates for their vacation schemes (if they have them).

    My only advice is not to accept the offer in the first place unless there is a time limit on the offer. You can usually hold out on making a decision for a few weeks.


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    Thanks J-SP. unfortunately both firms gave me a week in which to respond! But Yeh of course if I get my preferred vac scheme I'll email straight away to let them know!


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    Which firms are you thinking of holding out from responding to?

    (Original post by boing36)
    Thanks J-SP. unfortunately both firms gave me a week in which to respond! But Yeh of course if I get my preferred vac scheme I'll email straight away to let them know!


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    (Original post by mj43)
    Applied for Freshfields on 6th.
    Did my test on the 13th. No reply yet, so will be a week tomorrow.
    Thoughts anyone?
    It's only a week and you applied close to the deadline, when the majority of applicants applied. Be patient.


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    I've been googling my socks off to try and find out what sort of topic the Herbert Smith Freehills case study focuses on... does the fictitious client usually want to buy a company or set up a company etc...?

    Any advice would be most appreciated as I am feeling extremely apprehensive about this stage of the interview...
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    (Original post by cocolestrange)
    I've been googling my socks off to try and find out what sort of topic the Herbert Smith Freehills case study focuses on... does the fictitious client usually want to buy a company or set up a company etc...?

    Any advice would be most appreciated as I am feeling extremely apprehensive about this stage of the interview...
    I wouldn't necessarily google topics and narrow your scope. The case studies are designed so that both law and non-law students can complete them. Therefore, what you should be focused on is working your business acumen. They will be more interested in your thought process throughout the case study. I would make mind maps to show what aspects of the firm you can bring into certain deals and any due diligence issues that you would want to look for. They certainly don't expect you to whizz through it like 5 year PQ.

    I hope this helps!
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    (Original post by lej21)
    I heard back at the end of last week! Hope that helps
    Thanks very much. Good luck with the telephone interview!
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    (Original post by boing36)
    Guys does anyone know the protocol if I accept a vac scheme but then get a better one and I can't do both, can I just sack the first one off...what are the repercussions?!


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    At the very worst you will not receive a training contract interview. My friend turned down a Mishcon VS and was PFOd later come TC application time.

    It makes sense. For many firms Vac schemes will be where they look for the bulk of prospective trainees. Why ought they consider you if you don't show commitment right from first base. I don't mean this to be a reflection on you, merely what their mindset would be.


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    how long does it take to hear back from A&O?
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    (Original post by givemegoodnews)
    how long does it take to hear back from A&O?
    Post-application or post-interview?
 
 
 
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