What do you recommend I should bear in mind when deciding whether a firm is right for me?

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Tim Worden (Partner) - Taylor Wessing Tim Worden (Partner) - Taylor Wessing

"It is important to ensure that you are making an informed decision when choosing where to train, and the only way of doing this is to research the market thoroughly. Part of finding the right firm is about personal fit, so when choosing where to train you will need to assess your own motivations and interests, rather than simply applying to the same firms as your classmates and friends.

When selecting a firm to apply to, try to be flexible on what practice areas you are interested in, unless you are certain that there is a particular area you are drawn to. It is also important to consider what else you are looking for in a firm (whether it is international, full-service, particular sectors etc.). Once you have put together a shortlist of firms that you are interested in, try to attend one of each firm's open days. These are an ideal opportunity to see the firm in practice, to meet people from the firm to understand first-hand what they enjoy about the firm, and to assess the firm's culture."

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is a full service global law firm working with clients in the world's most dynamic industries. Our focus is on the industries of tomorrow: Technology, Media and Communications; Life Sciences; Energy; and Private Wealth.

We are looking for the next generation to keep the firm at the forefront of the legal world - quick thinkers who can be creative and innovative whilst knowing how to develop lasting relationships with our clients.

Taylor Wessing numbers over 1,900 employees working across 28 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

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