updated on 04 September 2019
Before applying for a vacation scheme or training contract at a firm, you need to do some research. This is important for two reasons:
We suggest using this set of questions (originally from The University of Law) as a how-to guide to researching a potential employer.
A lot of this information can be found on the LawCareers.Net directory pages – just search for the firm name.
Here’s the list of questions – some answers may require more digging than others. Having done one firm, you can roll this out for all those firms that you are targeting.
Place in the profession
The firm and you
We hope this is a useful place to start. To perform well during the application process (and particularly at interview) you need to understand what makes the firm tick. Armed with information, you can also then work out what you don’t know and still need to find out, and ask some probing questions of the recruiters and lawyers you speak to.