My name is Will Foulkes and I am an English solicitor. Until recently I worked in the City of London for one of the top UK international commercial law firms, which form what is colloquially called the “Magic Circle”. As an Associate in the Finance and Projects departments in London, Paris and Milan I assisted on a variety of transactions and restructurings for multi-national businesses. During my time with the firm, I worked closely with the graduate recruitment department, attended law fairs and gave talks at universities on the law recruitment process.
During my time presenting at universities I noticed that the same questions kept coming up from students, so in order to reach more people I wrote a book in 2012 setting out the answers.
This year we started a project called Obiter. The goal of Obiter is to bridge the information gap between universities and law firms and to provide useful, impartial advice on how to navigate the application and interview process in order to get a training contract. We do this with the content on our website and through this set of video tutorials.