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Vacation schemes

Joining any of our vacation schemes will give you the chance to experience in depth what we do as a firm – and helps us to get to know you.

​To get to know us better, apply to join our vacation scheme in the spring or summer. This includes two weeks at our London office for which we provide a weekly allowance of £425.

If accepted, you’ll sit in one or two of the following groups: assets and structured finance; corporate; employment; projects; real estate; regulatory, public law and competition; and tax.

We’ll allocate you a trainee buddy and you will be supervised by one of our lawyers and assigned tasks that are similar to those of a trainee solicitor.

Your two-week vacation scheme will be packed with activities including introductions to our practice groups, upskilling sessions and social events.

Am I eligible?

You need to be in at least the penultimate year of your law degree (or in your final year of a non-law degree) to apply for a vacation scheme. We also accept applications from graduates.

To apply, you will have a 2:1 or above (predicted if you are still studying) or equivalent. If you have completed the law conversion course (PGDL), we look for a merit or distinction. We also expect at least grades ABB (A Levels), 34 points (IB), or equivalent.

If you did not achieve the academic grades outlined, you can use our application form to clarify your individual circumstances, which we will consider.

When can I apply?

We accept applications for our vacation schemes annually from 1 October. For vacation schemes in 2024, the deadline is 8 January 2024. Find out more and apply.

Please note that you can apply for both the vacation scheme and a training contract at the same time.

What’s the process?

  1. Application
  2. Video interview
  3. Assessment centre
  4. Offer

Find out more about our selection process.

We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are fully inclusive and as barrier-free as possible. This includes making adjustments for candidates with disabilities or long-term health conditions. If you wish to discuss adjustments or issues at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact our Early Careers team who will be happy to help you.

Some adjustments we have made in the past include (but are not limited to) providing extra time for reading and writing, different interview formats, extra time at interviews, and additional guidance and support, where appropriate, at each stage.

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