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.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells

  • Miriam Dunlop

Miriam Dunlop has significant experience in the legal graduate world; read on for her take on what you need to do to succeed and what you need to avoid.

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

  • 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.