How to ace assessment centres and virtual interviews - CLA x GradV x It's All Hearsay x LWG


Monday, November 13, 2023


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How to ace assessment centres and virtual interviews, including:

·       Overview of assessment centres

·       Setting yourself up for success

·       Psychometric tests

·       Group exercises

·       Negotiation exercises

·       Presentations and case study interviews

·       Asking questions

·       Virtual assessment centres: the platforms

·       Virtual assessment centres: professionalism

Megan Hulme

Hi, I am Meg Hulme! I have just finished my training contract and am now an NQ Solicitor at Mishcon de Reya LLP. I run an Instagram page called It’s All Hearsay, which was created to offer help, motivation and guidance to all aspiring lawyers.

Please see the links below to find out more:


Grace Ashurst

Grace is a future Trainee Solicitor with Addleshaw Goddard, a History and Politics Graduate and has just received a Distinction in her Masters of Art in Law. She is state school educated, a first generation University student and will be a first generation lawyer.

Grace is currently working as a Legal Assistant to a Barrister in Manchester and attends court, briefs cases, assesses CCTV and drafts documents for the court as part of this role. She also undertakes a number of volunteer positions, including being a Public Speaker for The Christie Charity.

Law with Grace is a platform which aims to shed light on pathways to law, provide study and application guidance and increase accessibility to the field, especially for those from non-traditional backgrounds. It is a page which seeks to empower aspiring solicitors and highlight the highs (and lows) of the journey! Find out more - https://www.instagram.com/law_withgrace

Kieran Paul

Kieran is the creator of Gradvantage Partners where he coaches students to secure Vacation Schemes and Training Contracts. He has a track record of improving candidates' success through intensive 1-1 coaching in 60 minute sessions including live legal CV reviews, "How to" legal application classes and commercial law mock interviews.

409 aspiring Solicitors have completed 1-1 sessions and over 1000 have attended free webinars with Kieran. Many securing Vac Schemes and TCs at Kirkland & Ellis, Clifford Chance, BCLP, Ashurst, Reed Smith, RPC, Eversheds, Farrer & Co, Gateley, Mills & Reeve and more...

Having graduated from the University of Leeds with LLB Law & French he went on to work with award winning diversity graduate recruiter "Rare Recruitment" and international legal recruitment agency "Robert Walters Group". Following this Kieran used the knowledge he gained in the recruitment sector to secure a Training Contract with international Law firm Gowling WLG. His goal is to provide every candidate he coaches with the confidence and commercial competence to excel on their career path.

Commercial Law Academy

www.CommercialLaw.Academy is a comprehensive e-learning platform for aspiring commercial lawyers, complete with hundreds of practical videos and articles, interactive quizzes, downloadable e-guides and exclusive guidance from industry experts and qualified lawyers.

We offer courses covering: writing successful applications, researching law firms, psychometric tests, networking/LinkedIn, preparing for assessment centres, practical commercial awareness, example case studies, current affairs, the business of law firms, negotiation, writing professionally, presenting and managing nerves, running a business, resilience and more.

Membership gives you instant access to:
- 22 in-depth courses covering every aspect of the recruitment process.
- 50+ detailed, consistently-structured firm profiles for Magic Circle, Silver Circle, US and regional firms, plus in-house teams, covering a range of key differentiators.
- 75+ comprehensive assessment centre insights for City firms.
- Dozens of recent (verified) successful applications.

14 example commercial and legal interview case studies, based on real City law firm interviews.
Monthly subscriber-only webinars.


Jake Schogger

Jake Schogger is a qualified lawyer, best-selling author, career coach, entrepreneur, copywriter and consultant. He is the founder and CEO of City Career Series, a publishing company that has sold ~50,000 handbooks designed to help students secure City careers, including the best-selling Training Contract Handbook and critically acclaimed Commercial Law Handbook.

He also founded the Commercial Law Academy, a comprehensive e-learning platform for aspiring commercial lawyers, complete with hundreds of videos, articles, interactive quizzes, flow charts and downloadable e-guides.

He trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and now acts as a legal adviser to start-ups and scale-ups, whilst also working as a career coach and delivering career-related presentations at universities across the UK. He also works with technology start-ups and runs a variety of his own businesses, including a creative/commercial consultancy.

For more information, visit www.commerciallaw.academy, join Jake’s commercial law applicants LinkedIn group (www.linkedin.com/groups/8944518) and connect with Jake on www.linkedin.com/in/jakeschogger/in/jakeschogger.