• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Generally, you spend most of the day working in your department. Each day, you may have 1 or 2 presentations about the firm's sectors/specific firm initiatives. You are actively encouraged to arrange your own meetings with other solicitors to widen your understanding of the firm. Generally, anything you express an interest in will be supported (e.g. I got involved in pro bono and netball).


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes definitely- developed existing skills in presenting, attention to detail, communication. I developed new skills in drafting.

  • 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?
  • I gained a really thorough understanding through various presentations and discussions with fee-earners. You generally pick up a lot of information in team meetings/through osmosis.

  • 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?
  • Everyone I met was very supportive and friendly. My Team specifically were really busy, so I always had a lot on and they were consistently available to help me/answer my questions.

  • 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?
  • Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the scheme. I feel like I met some fantastic people and gained a really thorough understanding of the firm's business structure and day-to-day work. You definitely get out of the scheme what you put in!

  • 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
  • Utilise the 2 weeks as much as possible, ask lots of people for coffee chats if you have a genuine interest in their work/department, ask loads of questions, be confident and friendly, ask for feedback.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

July 2021

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