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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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.

Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths

  • Suzie Ingram

Graduate recruitment officer Suzie Ingram offers essential tips on how to impress during the recruitment process, as well as the many reasons why Shoosmiths is a great place to launch your legal career. 

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP

  • Emily Dale

Emily Dale gives us the inside scoop on trainee recruitment and development at Ashurst; what the firm is looking for, how to impress and some of the challenges on the road ahead.

Ropes & Gray International LLP

Ropes & Gray International LLP

  • Katy McAteer

Global law firm Ropes & Gray has gone from strength to strength in recent years and its London office is an integral part of that success. HR guru Katy McAteer explains how the firm is moving to make its vacation scheme its primary UK recruitment tool and offers some valuable insights into the firm’s approach to recruitment. 

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Kesh Kularatne

Learn more about what makes Norton Rose Fulbright tick from Kesh Kularatne, graduate recruitment adviser and secret McDonald’s lover.