Get a taste for life at our firm and find out if we’re the ones for you. We offer three vacation schemes: the spring and winter schemes for final-year and graduate applicants of all disciplines, and the summer scheme for penultimate-year law students. Either way, we’ll pack plenty of highlights into your time with us.
£360 per week
Our spring and winter vacation schemes are 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.
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.
Winter vacation scheme
1 October 2018 – 31 October 2018
Spring vacation scheme
1 October 2018 – 13 January 2019
Summer vacation scheme
1 October 2018 – 31 January 2019
When will I be there?
For our winter scheme, you’ll need to be available for:
10 December 2018 – 18 December 2018
For our spring scheme, you’ll need to be available for:
8 April 2019 – 16 April 2019
For our summer scheme, you’ll need to be available for:
10 June 2019 – 21 June 2019
1 July 2019 – 12 July 2019
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.