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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Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

  • Lucie Rees

Expert recruiter – and animal lover – Lucie Rees is understandably proud to have supported so many candidates through their journeys from being wide-eyed students to confident, qualified solicitors and partners. Read her advice for the current generation of aspiring lawyers and gain an insight into the application process – as well as working life – at Watson Farley & Williams.

Ropes & Gray International LLP

Ropes & Gray International LLP

  • Mona Rangar

An entrepreneurial, commercial mindset is a key quality that Mona Rangar and her team look for in candidates applying to Ropes & Gray. Find out more about the firm’s campus engagement strategy and work culture here. 

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells

  • Jen Baird

Let recruitment manager Jen Baird be your guide to applying for a vacation scheme or training contract at Hogan Lovells. Read on for useful details and extra information about the application process, as well as Jen’s wisdom on how to stand out from other candidates.

Milbank LLP

Milbank LLP

  • Vanessa Harvey

To be a trainee or not to be a trainee? For recruitment manager Vanessa it is of the utmost importance that candidates are themselves and let their personalities shine on applications and during vacation schemes. And don’t quote Shakespeare! Read on for more.

Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths

  • Samantha Hope

Shoosmiths’ Sam Hope discusses new London training contracts at the firm and the value of vacation schemes, as well as her advice for making successful applications.