Get a taste of what it’s like to be a commercial lawyer

If you've graduated or you're in the final or penultimate year of your degree (or second year of a four-year course), our Summer Vacation Scheme is the perfect stepping stone to a Training Contract.

What the scheme involves

Our Summer Vacation Scheme is designed to give you a realistic taste of what it’s like working for a global law firm. We’ll involve you in live work. You’ll attend client meetings and network with fee-earners of all levels – Partners, Associates and Trainee Solicitors. A lunch with our Management Committee will also give you a better understanding of the Firm’s overall strategy.

Over the course of three weeks, we’ll give you experience in two different seats, with an allocated supervisor and a buddy in each. Since pro bono work is such an important aspect of what we do, you’ll also get to undertake a pro bono project.

Along the way, there’ll be training sessions to help familiarise you with some of our typical transactions, and develop some of the key skills you’ll need as a Trainee Solicitor. You’ll also take part in a client pitch exercise, which is a great opportunity to work closely with other people on the Vacation Scheme.

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How did Natalie, Nikki and Jonathan get on during their Vacation Schemes?

“I’d heard a lot about the reputation of the Firm and that there was a very friendly culture. I actually did a week of work experience after my first year of university in the Disputes team. I really enjoyed that, so it encouraged me to apply for the Vacation Scheme.”

Natalie Haydon — Trainee Solicitor

About the Vacation Scheme

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