Take the biscuit

As we enter the new recruitment season, Snail is in a position to give all potential trainees a top tip. At one top 10 firm the partners will offer any nervous wannabe a place if they literally take the biscuit.

In other words, they reckon that if a student has the balls to reach over and take some of the scran on offer during their grilling, they’ll also have the right stuff to do all-nighters.

Another top tip, apparently, is fizzy water. No one ever asks for it, but they should. So if any interviewees start quaffing Perrier and grabbing all the grub, it’ll go down well.