Pinsent Masons Mock Interview

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Here at Pinsent Masons, we often have to work with very difficult clients. What would be your steps toward effectively working with a difficult client?

Clients going through the legal process can often be at their worst and for this question, your interviewer is looking to see how you specifically deal with clients that are difficult. Rather than focusing your answer on the details of the client in your example, highlight your techniques and qualities that make you effective in working with and handling difficult clients. Stress the importance of putting clients in this situation at ease to be able to move forward in a seamless working relationship.

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26 Pinsent Masons Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Here at Pinsent Masons, we often have to work with very difficult clients. What would be your steps toward effectively working with a difficult client?

  • 2. What do you consider to be the most difficult case or project you have worked on during your career?

  • 3. What drew you to an interest in pursuing a career in real estate law? What excites you each day to be successful in this area?

  • 4. Here at Pinsent Masons, carefully analyzing the cases of our clients is of utmost importance. What analytical skills would you bring to the team here?

  • 5. Some of our business here at Pinsent Masons is representing companies in collective bargaining agreements. What experience in the collective bargaining process would you bring to the team here?

  • 6. Talk about a time that you had to think on your feet on the job. What was the situation and what was your thought process for acting quickly?

  • 7. Talk about a creative way that you helped ease the tax burden for a business during your career. How did you help put this process into place?

  • 8. When we look for diligent and effective people to join our real estate law team here at Pinsent Masons, the ability to effectively research legal options and write contracts are vital to our success as a firm. Talk about your ability to excel in these ar

  • 9. What experience do you have in working with large scale construction companies on state and federal regulations? Would this be an area that would interest you?

  • 10. What in particular about our firm here at Pinsent Masons interests you both personally and professionally?

  • 11. What do you feel is the most important skill that you possess that makes you effective in the litigation/arbitration process?

  • 12. If hired here at Pinsent Masons, how would you best build trusting relationships with our clients?

  • 13. Do you have any particular areas of wage and hour laws that particularly interest you?

  • 14. To be successful here at Pinsent Masons, we want to ensure that you are motivated each and every day on the job with our clients. What drew you to working with patent and trademark law?

  • 15. Working with clients here at Pinsent Masons entails the need for strong finance and accounting principles. Why is this important and what will you bring to the team here in this realm if hired?

  • 16. What are your interests and hobbies outside of work?

  • 17. What was your motivation for pursuing a career in the field of law/legal services?

  • 18. Where do you feel you could use some improvement in the litigation/arbitration process at this point in your career?

  • 19. Talk about a recent time on the job you were working under pressure or stress. How did you cope with that situation and ensure everything was handled smoothly?

  • 20. Who is your hero/heroine?

  • 21. Talk about a time your ethics were challenged on the job. How do you react to those situations in the legal profession?

  • 22. Have you been involved in a corporate tax audit before? What did you learn from that experience?

  • 23. To better help serve our diverse client base here at Pinsent Masons, do you have an area of sub-specialization that you would prefer to focus on if hired?

  • 24. One common legal aspect that we work closely on with clients here at Pinsent Masons is zoning for large scale construction and/or purchases. What experience do you have in working with local zoning laws?

  • 25. Do you have any experience in working with tenancy and leasing laws?

  • 26. Employment law often involves deep human emotion when bonds are supposedly broken between employee and employer. How do you separate your personal feelings and emotions when involved with a case?