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“ Is the scenario-based interview restricted to M&A or litigation? Or can it be based on any of the firm's practice areas? ”

Shevan D. asked a question
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to Herbert Smith Freehills Recruitment Team

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12/02/2019
Graduate Recruitment Adviser, Herbert Smith Freehills

This can be based on anything that the interviewing partner has worked on. Since our interviewing partners come from across all of our practice groups the scenarios will always vary depending on the partner.

12/02/2019
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

The scenario based interview is free form as the interviewer will make up a situation for you to consider on the spot, which is likely to be based on something relevant to their practice area. It won't necessarily be a corporate or disputes matter and the conversation can develop into a range of different areas as you work through it.

12/02/2019
Shevan D.

Thank you! Because the interview is free form, do you have any recommendations on how to prepare?

12/02/2019
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

We are trying to test legal aptitude, so I think a good way to prepare is to try to think about interesting current affairs or deals that you read about in the press in a legal context. Ask yourself, when you hear about something, what would the legal implications of that be? Who might have a claim if things go wrong and what would be the basis of that claim? How would HSF be involved in something like that and which areas of the firm might need to advise?

12/02/2019
Shevan D.

That makes a lot of sense, thanks for your time!

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