• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • I spent 2 weeks in the M&A and Corporate Finance department. The tasks varied from day-to-day. There were insolvency checks, attendance notes, proofing documents, Document Lists mark-up changes, company research notes and drafting.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learnt how to draft attendance notes and Stok Transfer Forms. I have improved my proof-reading, drafting and research skills, as well as softer skills such as communication, presentation, note-taking and attention to detail.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • People across all the firm's departments were very open, forthcoming and informative about the business and what is covered in each area. I understood that there are multiple opportunities for roles within the firm for aspiring solicitors and others.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Incredibly friendly. The reputation for BCLP's friendly, affable and non-hierarchical culture are all true. I was made to feel very at home within my department and was welcomed warmly into conversations across other departments. I feel like I have been at the firm for months because of the warm reception that I received on arrival and have continued to receive throughout the scheme.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I greatly enjoyed the insight. It is a unique chance to gain experience and insight into the firm and its values. I was able to identify whether the firm would be a good fit for me and whether I thought I would be happy here. I was able to dispel inaccurate pre-conceived ideas about life in private practice and gain real experience in a department in which I had very little experience.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Be yourself. There is no one-size-fits-all approach at BCLP and they are looking for individuals who align with their values and will continue to project the culture and the values of the firm. Be well prepared, do your research and then be yourself.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law

Central London and City

July 2021

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