Do You Understand How A Large Corporate Deal Is Done?

This latest video recommendation provides an account of what it’s like to work on a big deal at a large corporate firm like Allen & Overy.

It includes some useful insights into the role of trainees in a City firm and is valuable research for all budding commercial lawyers.

It gives you an idea of some of the commercial aspects that can affect a deal as well as those things that might crop up to put a deal at risk.

It also highlights many of the key competencies that trainees will need at most commercial firms, such as attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure.

In particular, it stresses the importance of teamwork and shows how teams are put together and work together in practice.

The video is 12 mins 26 secs long so grab a cuppa and enjoy a window into the work of a Magic Circle firm.

Matt Oliver

Matt is a former FTSE 100 in-house lawyer, an experienced legal career coach and MD of Trainee Solicitor Surgery. He provides entry level law careers advice to students and graduates through his writing and mentoring. He also offers private one to one coaching to those struggling with training contract, vacation scheme or paralegal applications and interviews. Find out more about Matt's 1-2-1 Coaching >>>>

Learn How to Master the Watson Glaser Test

The Watson Glaser Test is a critical piece of the training contract puzzle.

Each year, more law firms use the Watson Glaser Test to filter our candidates from their recruitment processes.

It's simple, if you don't know how to pass it you won't get a job offer from them.

We teach you the nuts and bolts of this test and how best to practice it to get to the required pass level.