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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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.

BLM

BLM

  • Keely Nelson

Unlike at some firms, Keely Nelson and her team at BLM carefully read every training contract application themselves to gain a rounded view of each candidate, not just their academics. Read on to learn more about what BLM values in its recruits.

Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths

  • Samantha Hope

An enthusiast for holidays and the Icelandic sounds of Kaleo, Samantha Hope is also Shoosmiths’ grad rec guru. Click this way for her application wisdom and for an insight into trainee life at Shoosmiths.

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard

  • Samantha Hill

Samantha Hill has recruited talent across a whole range of industries before joining Addleshaw Goddard, adding up to a deep understanding of the different strands that make up a law firm and a wealth of application wisdom which she kindly shares here, so read on!

Ashfords

Ashfords

  • Lucy Lenygon

Lucy Lenygon is very clear on what Ashfords is looking for in its trainees. Find out whether you match up and more about life at this Southwest firm, which has plenty to offer aspiring solicitors.