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.

DLA Piper UK LLP

DLA Piper UK LLP

  • Katie Sands

Graduate recruitment and development manager Katie Sands has plenty of sound advice on how to get ahead in the competitive world of law, and how to impress at a global firm like DLA Piper. 

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

  • Olivia Ponton

Olivia Ponton loves getting out onto campus and spreading the word about Herbert Smith Freehills and all it has to offer lawyers of the future. Learn more about the firm – and the recruiter – by reading on. 

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May

  • Grace Parkinson

Grace Parkinson knows Slaughter and May inside out; read on for her invaluable insight into this renowned City firm, and tips on how you might craft a career here.

Mayer Brown International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

  • Rebecca Player

Expert recruiter Rebecca Player shares valuable insights into her firm and its application process, from the open-to-all vacation scheme that forms the centre of Mayer Brown’s trainee recruitment, to opportunities for engagement on campus.

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.