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Herbert Smith Freehills Interview Questions

Updated 17 Aug 2018
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Associate Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills in September 2014.

    Interview

    I am an experienced hire from an in-house position, didn't have any big law job before. Introduced by a recruiter and interviewed with 3 partners (3 rounds of interviews and 1 round writing test). The interview arrangement was smooth and efficient, and the interviewers are very friendly and helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to leave in-house position and go to a law firm. People normally go on an opposite track...   1 Answer

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    HR Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills in April 2018.

    Interview

    I applied through the company website and heard back within a week. From here there was a phone screening and I was asked to come into the office for an interview. At the end of the interview I was told that I would hear back by the end of the week / early next week. After about two weeks and no word, I reached out and was told the process was delayed and that I would hear about next steps by the end of the month. Two months later, still have not heard anything and have accepted another offer. Very unprofessional to not communicate about the process and leave candidates hanging.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Why do you want to get into HR?
      2) How do you handle stress?
      3)What are three traits you would use to describe yourself?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Conflicts Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills (London, England (UK)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    informal chat about who I was. Interview was designed to discover my personality and how well I would fit in the existing team. Questions about my CV for clarification.

    Interview Questions

    • If you money was not a concern, what would you do for a living?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seoul (South Korea)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills (Seoul (South Korea)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I had first round of interviews which was a pleasant experience. There were 4 people that asked me general questions - why I applied, why this company, where do you see yourself in x years - no behavioral questions. The second was a written translation/research test which I thought I did well on but I did not hear back from them.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills (London, England (UK)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Fairly standard interview with two partners from the relevant practice team. Unfortunately, I was not given feedback on my application and I don't think i was even informed of the outcome until I chased it.

    Interview Questions

    • Following the interview one of the interviewers asked me for a copy of my master's thesis.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Associate Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills (London, England (UK)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Four interview sessions with either one partner or two associates in each session. Both UK and US partners were present at interviews. Only US associates were present at interviews. UK partners were surprised at US- style resume, which appeared short at 1 page.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in London if your legal degree is from the United States?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Lawyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills (Sydney).

    Interview

    Interview was fairly standard, but always very friendly and very conversational. Interview process includes aptitude testing. Interview process is also very long and decisions are made slowly. I have met around 6 different people for interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of hands on experience questions and what would you do, if...   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Solicitor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills (Melbourne) in July 2013.

    Interview

    One on one interview with a partner for a vacation clerk position, then a more informal coffee catch up with an associate. Interview with partner was pretty standard format and quite informal, more of a 'get to know you' chat. Interview process also involved psychometric testing, for which the results were analysed by Human Resources and given to us during the clerkship.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me how you handled a difficult situation professionally.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Campus Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Interviewed in person at their London Office with a partner and member of HR. Part of the interview was competency-based with questions on skills and motivation. Was also required to deliver a presentation about a recruitment campaign.

    Interview Questions


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    Trainee Solicitor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Herbert Smith Freehills (London, England (UK)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    the interview is long time work you need to prepare well to come to HSF nice office and fighting with 5
    othere kids to get a TC. Do not expect you would stand out immediately during the interview as they are great person.

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