National Accident Helpline, the UK’s leading provider of personal injury advice, has today
released a list of the most heinous mistakes made by law firm applicants.
With insights from top-level decision makers from the company’s panel of solicitors, the
results have been categorised into an easy-to-digest list of ‘seven deadly sins’. These are
aimed at guiding graduate law applicants through the intimidating process of applying for
their first position at a law firm.
The advice includes some counter-intuitive points which graduates would be wise to observe.
For instance, according to Janet Tilley, co-founder and National Managing Partner of Colemans-ctts, one of the worst things to say at interview can be the words: ‘I love the law’.
“The impression you get,” explains Tilley, “is that they’re going to sit there all day and study one case. That isn’t going to make a future lawyer.”
Other top gaffes include bad-mouthing employers on social media and turning up late, or extremely early!
You can read the full list of mistakes at: