No, you will only be considered for one scheme.
If you are available to attend either scheme, we would recommend that you apply for the summer scheme as this is a three week scheme and the Easter scheme is just one week. While the format and programme for the two schemes are similar, the three-week summer scheme gives you more time to settle in to the firm and the opportunity to attend more talks and interactive sessions.
It is not necessary to have completed work experience with us to have a successful training contract application. If you already have legal work experience and/or you feel ready to apply directly for a training contract, we would encourage you to do so. If you would still like to apply for the winter workshop before applying for a training contract, please bear in mind that training contract interviews will be scheduled and offers will be made on a rolling basis. We are therefore unable to guarantee the availability of places as we progress with these interviews.
No, only students in their first year of undergraduate study can apply for the 1st year open days. Second year students on a four-year course cannot apply for the 1st year open days.
If you are spending your third year abroad, you have the option to apply for the summer or Easter work experience scheme in your second year or your third year.
If you are not spending your third year overseas, you will need to wait until your third year to apply for our Easter or summer schemes.
Yes, all applications are welcome. However, if you do not have a British passport the offer is conditional on your having permission to enter or remain in the UK with an immigration status that allows you to work.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback following an interview.
No, our work experience schemes are not formally assessed by the Trainee Recruitment Team. For those who complete an Easter or summer scheme, your supervisor will provide us with some written feedback on your time with us.
If you are in your first year of a two year degree, you are eligible to apply to the 1st year open days or the Easter and summer schemes. We would encourage you to apply for the summer scheme.
The summer work experience scheme is restricted to those in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree. You should consider the winter workshops which are aimed at finalists and graduates.
You would be considered a first year student and would therefore be eligible for the first year open day.
We offer training contract interviews at the end of our summer schemes. If you are attending our Easter scheme, you will need to apply for a training contract once you have received your penultimate year exam results.
No. Although completing work experience with us will give you a greater insight into the firm, it is not necessary to have completed work experience with us to have a successful training contract application.
If you have a question which has not been answered here, please contact the Trainee Recruitment Team via email or on 020 7090 4454.