Common behavioural interview questions—law firms
Common behavioural interview questions—law firms

The following Practice Management guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Common behavioural interview questions—law firms
  • Analytical thinking
  • Achievement
  • Conscientiousness
  • Creativity
  • Client Care
  • Decision Making
  • Delegating
  • Flexibility
  • High work standards
  • more

Analytical thinking

Identifies concerns and causes of problems and finds links between information from various sources.

“Can you think of a situation you faced which required analytical thinking on your part?”

“What has been one of the most challenging problems you’ve had to analyse?”

“Have you ever identified a potential problem or opportunity your manager or others has not seen? Tell me about a time this happened.”

“Have you ever been in a situation where there has been a recurring problem at work? Tell me about it. What did you do in this situation?”


Demonstrates motivation to achieve results; perseveres with plans.

“What has been a goal for you to achieve?”

“What have you done in your present position which has made you particularly proud?” Choose one the candidate mentions. “That sounds interesting—tell me more about it.”

“What would be an example of a goal or a task you have had which has presented the most obstacles to overcome?”


Works steadily, efficiently and dependably; checks work thoroughly for errors and omissions.

“What tasks have been a regular part of your duties? How have you gone about accomplishing task X? What happens when it is complete?”

“We all have times when we can’t complete everything we want by the end of the day. Could you think of a recent example?”

“In which aspects of