Around 50 trainee solicitors join us each year. About half have taken part in one of our vacation schemes. These schemes are 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 areas like corporate, finance and litigation.
You'll draft documents, go to meetings, do legal research and, where possible, attend court. It’s invaluable hands-on learning that’s reinforced by tailored workshops, discussions, case studies, work shadowing, social events and more.
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.
Owing to the impact of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to cancel our two summer vacation schemes. This decision was not taken lightly, but our priority is to safeguard all the students confirmed to attend, as well as our own people. All students who were due to attend these programmes have been advised of the situation. Applications are still being reviewed and we will be in touch regarding the outcome of these over the next few weeks. Assessment days for training contracts and vacation schemes will run later in the year and once dates are confirmed, further information will be communicated to the students impacted and updated on our graduate website and social media channels.
For all students from penultimate year onwards and graduates students and graduates
You’ll join us between 2 – 13 December 2019
Applications open 16 September 2019 and close 31 October 2019
You'll gain experience in two different practice areas and earn £450 a week
For all students from penultimate-year onwards and graduates
Choose between 15 June – 3 July 2019 and 13 July – 31 July 2020
Applications open 16 September 2019 and close 5 January 2020
You’ll work in three different practice areas and earn £450 a week