Vacation schemes

Vacation schemes

Up to 50 trainee solicitors join us each year. Around three quarters have taken part in one of our vacation schemes, as they’re the perfect launch pad for a legal career. Working alongside partners, associates and trainees, you’ll spend up to three weeks supporting client work in key practice groups like corporate, finance and litigation.

What it involves

It’s simple: vacation schemes provide you the opportunity to experience the ins and outs of our global elite law firm. You’ll get stuck in, working on live projects and seeing for yourself how we deliver for world-leading clients. 

Day to day, you could draft documents, attend team and client meetings, do legal research and, where applicable, attend court. It's hands-on learning complemented by interactive workshops, training sessions, discussions and fun social events. 

By the end of your scheme, you’ll have built up an in-depth understanding of life as a trainee, developed invaluable skills, and actively contributed to the firm’s progress. That means when it’s time for your training contract interview, you’ll already have bags of insights and experiences to draw upon – giving you the best possible chance for success with us. 

We review applications on a rolling basis, so don’t wait until the deadline to apply. We often fill all our places well before then.


Winter vacation scheme

For all students from penultimate year onwards and graduates students and graduates

You’ll join us between 7 – 18 December 2020 

Applications opened 14 September 2020 and closed 31 October 2020

You'll gain experience in two different practice groups and earn £450 a week


Summer vacation schemes

For all students from penultimate-year onwards and graduates

Choose between 28 June – 16 July  2021 and 26 July – 13 August 2021

Applications opened 14 September 2020 and closed 3 January 2021

You’ll work in three different practice areas and earn £450 a week

How to Apply

Whatever your ambitions, whatever your skills, you'll find current opportunities to suit you here.

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