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Applying for a job with us

When you apply for a job with us, we want your experience to be valuable, positive, and enjoyable. 

How do I apply? 

Law needs all voices to reflect the society it serves which is why all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, social economic background or age. 

You can view all our current vacancies here. If you see a role you’d like to apply for, please read the job description thoroughly because we aim to include all the key information about a role there. Then please complete the online application form. You’ll need to submit your CV too. 

We review applications and CVs against the criteria outlined in the job description, so please include details of how you’ve shown the qualities described. Pay particular attention to the ‘what technical skills are required for someone to be successful and enjoy the role?’ and ‘who would be a good fit for this role?’ sections of the job description. 

We’re a Disability Confident Employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who best meet the minimum/essential criteria for the role. When applying for a role tick on the online application form if you would like to apply through the Disability Confident Interview Scheme. 

Some of our adverts will have closing dates listed, so keep these in mind when you’re considering making an application. If there’s no closing date listed, this means we’re reviewing applications on a rolling basis. If this is the case, it’s best to submit your application sooner rather than later. 

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our recruitment team.

Please note, we don’t accept speculative applications.

Before you apply for a job with us, you may find it useful to read the following information: 

About us

Diversity and Inclusion


We’re all different, but we can all find applying for a role stressful and challenging. This might be even more so if you have a disability or long-term health condition. If you need any adjustments as part of your application or interview process, please contact our recruitment team to discuss how we can support you. Examples of reasonable adjustments include but are not limited to: 

  • Allowing more time when you make a recruitment application to us, including for any assessments
  • Offering you an alternative if you are unable to use our online recruitment applications or online testing
  • Allowing you to have someone with you during an interview or firm visit
  • Holding meetings virtually or in places which have appropriate facilities
  • Agreeing a single person to manage your communication with us if several departments are involved

Reasonable adjustments at Browne Jacobson

Getting to interview stage

If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to an interview. Our recruitment team will contact you by phone or email to arrange a date and time. 

Interviews will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams or in person at one of our offices. 

If your interview is virtual, our recruitment team will send you an email with a diary invitation and Microsoft Teams link. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Microsoft Teams account, you can still join a meeting. If you’d like a pre-interview test run to check everything’s working, our recruitment team will be happy to support you with this.

If your interview is in person, our recruitment team will send you an email confirming the date and time of your interview, and the address of the office you’ll be attending, including a link to a map and directions. 

We’ll also let you know who’ll interview you, what to expect, and anything you’ll need to prepare in advance, including any testing exercises. Our recruitment team will be on hand to answer any questions.

Preparing for a virtual interview

With many of our team members working from home on a regular basis, our hiring process has become increasingly virtual. Here are some tips to help you with a virtual interview.

Avoid potential technical glitches by testing your equipment and internet connection before the virtual meeting. Our preferred platform for virtual interviews is Microsoft Teams. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Microsoft Teams account, you can still join a meeting. If you’d like a pre-interview test run to check everything’s working ok, our recruitment team will be happy to support you with this.
Join a meeting without a Teams account

In today’s digital world, your email address or username is often your first impression. Keep your email address and username simple. Avoid using symbols and the numbers one and zero, which can look like letters depending on the font, potentially causing confusion when we’re trying to contact you.

Our dress policy takes the form of a simple guiding principle – to dress appropriately for your day. For virtual interviews we recommend you dress as though you would for an in-person interview.

If possible, sit in front of a blank background, or use one of the digital backgrounds on Microsoft Teams (we find the blur one easy to use). If you need help in how to set this up, our recruitment team will be happy to support you with this.

Sitting near a window provides a good source of natural light or have a light on nearby. Try to avoid having the sun or a bright light in your eyes – it can make it hard to see the screen!

It’s easy to look at us as you talk but, in a virtual meeting, this might mean that we don’t see your face. Try to keep your eyes on the camera as you talk, so it’s like we’re in the same room together.

Extra tip: Write your talking points on Post-it notes. You can then place those notes on your computer screen to help you during the call.

Do what you can to eliminate or minimise potential interruptions prior to beginning the call.

Turn off the TV, silence your phone and close the windows to reduce any outside noise. While you can’t plan for every distraction the more prepared you can be, the easier it will feel.

The interview format 

In most of our interviews we’ll be looking for specific examples of your skills and experience in relation to the requirements of the role – these are set out in the job description. Do come prepared to share with us examples of what you have done or experienced in your working or personal life which demonstrate those requirements.

We want to understand how you overcome setbacks and learn from mistakes, what your motivations for joining us are, what your career aspirations are and how we can help you to achieve your ambitions. 

Sometimes, before making a final decision, we may invite you to a second interview. This could be a formal panel interview or an informal coffee with another team member. The second interview allows us to further explore your skillset and what you could bring to the role as well as getting to know you better. It’s also a great opportunity for you to get to know us better and ask any questions you might have after your first interview.

Testing exercises 

For some roles, we may ask you to complete an exercise in advance of the interview. This could include: 

  • In-tray exercise - mainly used for our legal support roles, the in-tray exercise assesses your ability to prioritise 
  • Written case study - for example, you may be given a scenario(s) and asked to analyse and summarise the information, drawing your own conclusion and explaining your reasoning 
  • SWOT analysis - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats. We may ask you to prepare a short SWOT analysis, so that we can assess your self-awareness 
  • Presentation – you may be asked to prepare a short presentation on a set question or topic which is relevant to the role.

Reasonable adjustments at Browne Jacobson

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