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Slaughter and May Interview Questions

Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015
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    Slaughter and May Training Contract Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Slaughter and May in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submit online application. Invited straight to interview. The interview application process was very well streamlined. Having previously attended an open day with the company, I knew this would be the case. The interview is all about them trying to find out if you are a) Academically talented and b) Suited to their culture.

    Be prepared for long discussions regarding your academic and career choices.

    Interview Questions
    • How was the changing nature of finance altered Slaughter's work post 2007/08 crisis?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Trainee Solicitor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Slaughter and May.

    Interview Details

    Very professional, competent and friendly process. Interview itself was more of an extended chat. Took a few days to find out the result, though. HR were very good throughout.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Training Contract Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Slaughter and May.

    Interview Details

    1 hour written task where you are given a pile of materials and have to produce a written report of recommendations to a pretend client.
    1 hour interview with 2 partners
    office Tour with current trainee
    15 minute HR interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Training Contract Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Written test where you had to pretend to be a consultant and write a report for a company that was changing strategy. They give you a packet of relevant documents and you have to articulate your strategy using this information. The interview itself was tough, they will quiz you on your grades, and pay close attention to individual module marks. I was asked if the good marks I got were a fluke. Stay relaxed and don't be thrown by this kind of questioning. I probably tried to mount too vigorous a defence. They want you to be smooth and charming and bat away these kind of questions with a deft touch.

    Interview Questions
    • What other careers have you considered?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Training Contract Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Slaughter and May in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward interview, like a conversation, but expects good structure in your answers and in dept commercial awareness.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you suggest as the solution to the Libor scandals?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Trainee Solicitor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Slaughter and May in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward. An article to read in 15 mins. Key thing is to do a concise summary (though note that no paper is give and the article is laminated and can't be written on). Questions to follow based on article. Also some questions on commercial awareness.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Legal Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Slaughter and May in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview was casual to being with but then they were prepared to dig into my experience and CV. Would definitely recommend that you bush up on your facts about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Considering your experience why not go through a law conversion and then Bar School?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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