This section offers you profiles of the men and women who have the ability to welcome you to the legal profession with open arms or close the door in your face. Read on for info on what makes them tick, what impresses them and what makes each of their firms unique.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

  • Emma Clements

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Emma Clements shares advice on the firm’s vacation scheme, what it looks for in prospective trainees and how to make a stellar application.

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May

  • Janine Arnold

Don’t be fooled by what you might have heard about Slaughter and May – as trainee recruitment manager Janine Arnold attests, it’s an accessible firm with a friendlier culture than its name suggests to augment its elite-level practices. Read on for an insight into the firm and its recruitment process.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

  • Anup Vithlani

Some like it hot, and that's certainly how Trowers & Hamlins' graduate recruitment manager likes his Nando's. Find out more about Anup Vithlani and his taste buds of steel, here.

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP

  • Cheryl Evans

Hailing from the land Down Under, Cheryl Evans joined Ashurst when the firm merged with Blake Dawson in 2012. Read on for her recruitment wisdom and wide insight into the firm.

Ropes & Gray International LLP

Ropes & Gray International LLP

  • Beverley Sorsby

Since establishing Ropes & Gray’s formal graduate recruitment process, Beverley Sorsby has seen the firm’s training and development go from strength to strength. Read on and be informed and advised.