Get a taste for life at our firm and find out if we’re the ones for you. We offer two vacation schemes: the summer scheme for penultimate-year law students, and the winter scheme for final-year and graduate applicants of all disciplines. Either way, we’ll pack plenty of highlights into your time with us.
£350 per week
Our summer vacation scheme is open to:
- Penultimate-year law students, predicted at least a 2:1 (or equivalent), and have achieved at least AAB (or equivalent) at A-level.
Our winter vacation scheme is open to:
- Final-year students and graduates of all disciplines, with or predicted at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) and have achieved at least AAB (or equivalent) at A-level.
Summer vacation scheme applications are open:
1 October 2017 – 31 January 2018
Winter vacation scheme applications are open:
1 October 2017 – 29 October 2017
When will I be there?
If you want to take part in the summer vacation scheme, you’ll need to be available for at least one of either:
18 June 2018 – 29 June 2018
2 July 2018 – 13 July 2018
For our winter scheme, you’ll need to be available for:
11 December 2017 – 19 December 2017
The work you’ll do
Successful in applying to us? Brilliant. We’ll start with a pre-vacation scheme day, where you’ll get feedback on your application from our trainee recruitment, advice from trainees, and a seat fair to explore where you might like to be placed.
Next, you’ll start your work at the firm – and believe us, there’s a lot to do. Group projects. Research for clients. Helping out on deals. Wherever you look, you’ll be throwing yourself into new things, all with the support of your supervisor and your colleagues.
On my vacation scheme, I got to sit in on a call with an insurance partner, Ffion Flockhart. I’d already known about her because she made partner so young and so quickly. It was great to listen to a woman who’d experienced that much success in her legal career, especially at that early stage.
Ania Soleimani, second-seat trainee
We did bowling and went to karaoke – not that we had anyone with any natural talent for singing. Everyone got up and had a go though. Vaguely. We certainly attempted it anyway.
Joe Bamford, fourth-seat trainee
I remember going to a cookery school. It was a Wednesday night social – about halfway through, when you’re starting to get to know people a bit, and feel more comfortable.
Caitlin Forsyth, second-seat trainee
For me the vacation scheme was a really different experience from university. That switch from academic to practical, and to business, is quite striking.
Marley Ali, first-seat trainee
We had a quiz one night in the firm. It was great – the trainees and some of the supervisors came down for it too. It got pretty intense, I have to say, when you put that many lawyers in one competition.
Sarah Greenwood, first-seat trainee
On the first day of the vacation scheme, I immediately noticed the ethnically diverse make-up of my intake. As a member of organisations like SEO London and Aspiring Solicitors, it really affirmed my belief that this was the right firm for me: you could see the firm’s genuine openness to diversity in the workplace.
Wil Kim, future trainee and current GDL student
For many of our intake, the vacation scheme is only the start of what you’ll achieve with us. We offer training contracts to those who perform well during the scheme. Take us up on it and you’ll likely find that many of the people on your training contract will be the same people you got to know on your vacation scheme – so you’ll start your time at law school amongst plenty of familiar faces.