Life at the Magic Circle Miniseries – The Application

In the first episode of our new ‘Life at the Magic Circle’ miniseries, our host Robert Hanna is joined by Paul Sampson, a Funds & Asset Management Partner at Allen & Overy.

In this educational first minisode, Paul gives his key advice for the application and interview stage, based on his experience as well as his wider industry knowledge. He also talks about his work as a Trainee at Allen & Overy.

Topics covered include:

  • More on his impressive career journey
  • Some key interview tips, and an insight into the traits Allen & Overy looks for
  • The real experience of being a trainee, and some common misconceptions
  • Why the seat rotation structure is beneficial for Trainee

Perfect for all aspiring lawyers, as well as current associates who just want to brush up on their interview expertise!

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