Vacation Scheme Deadlines

As good bargains go, vacation schemes stand out as amazing 3-for-1 deals: for just a few weeks of your time, you get to improve your resume, brush up your legal skills and, best of all, you can see first-hand what life's truly like at your favourite law firm before committing to the full training contract experience.

Because we know a number of you are set on giving vacation schemes a try, we've put together a collection of relevant application deadlines to help you along. Many thanks to Taylor Wessing for sponsoring the following information table:

Vacation Scheme Deadlines



October 2017

1 October 2017

Simmons & Simmons (Winter: recruited on a first come first served basis from this date)

Travers Smith LLP (Winter: rolling application from this date)

15 October 2017 Simmons & Simmons (Summer: recruited on a first come first served basis from this date)
27 October 2017 Jones Day (Winter)
29 October 2017 Norton Rose Fulbright (Winter)
31 October 2017

Allen & Overy (Winter)

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (Winter)

Hogan Lovells (Winter)

November 2017

1 November 2017 Squire Patton Boggs (Winter)
3 November 2017 Burges Salmon LLP (Winter)
5 November 2017

Ashurst LLP (Winter)

White & Case LLP (Winter)

12 November 2017 Stephenson Harwood (Winter)
22 November 2017 Bristows (Winter Workshop)
30 November 2017

Baker McKenzie (Spring)

Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP (Easter)

December 2017

15 December 2017

Jones Day (Spring)

Slaughter and May (Easter)

28 December 2017 Bird & Bird LLP (Spring, Summer)
30 December 2017 Addleshaw Goddard (Spring, Summer)
31 December 2017

Dechert LLP (Spring)

Allen & Overy (Summer)

January 2018

3 January 2018

Clifford Chance (Summer)


4 January 2018 Slaughter and May (Summer)
5 January 2018


Dentons (Spring, Summer)

7 January 2018

Ashurst LLP (Spring, Summer)

Burness Paull LLP

Clyde & Co LLP (Spring, Summer)

Hogan Lovells (Spring, Summer)

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP (Spring, Summer)

Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP (Summer)

9 January 2018 Squire Patton Boggs (Summer)
10 January 2018 Jones Day (Summer)
11 January 2018 Burges Salmon LLP (Spring, Summer)
12 January 2018 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher& Flom (UK) LLP (Spring, Summer)
14 January 2018 Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (Summer)
15 January 2018

Baker McKenzie (Summer)

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Fieldfisher (Spring, Summer)

Irwin Mitchell

Mishcon de Reya LLP (Spring, Summer)

Osborne Clarke LLP

Simmons & Simmons (Spring: recruited on a first come first served basis from this date)

19 January 2018

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Spring, Summer)


26 January 2018 Watson Farley & Williams  Spring, Summer)
30 January 2018 Taylor Wessing LLP
31 January 2018

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Bates Wells Braithwaite (Spring, Summer)

Bircham Dyson Bell (Summer)

Birketts LLP

Bristows LLP (Spring and Summer Workshops)

Charles Russell Speechlys

Cooley (UK) LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Dechert LLP (Summer)

Farrer & Co (Easter, Summer)

Forsters LLP

HFW (Spring, Summer)

Hill Dickinson LLP

Ince & Co (Spring)

K&L Gates LLP

Leathes Prior

Macfarlanes LLP (Spring, Summer)

Mayer Brown International LLP (Spring, Summer)

Memery Crystal LLP (Spring)


Mills & Reeve LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (Summer)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP (5.00pm GMT)

Norton Rose Fulbright (penultimate-year undergraduates and finalists)


Penningtons Manches LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Stephenson Harwood (Spring, Summer)

TLT Solicitors LLP (Spring, Summer)

Taylor Vinters

Travers Smith LLP (Summer)

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Wedlake Bell

White & Case LLP (Spring, Summer)

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February 2018

15 February 2018 Simmons & Simmons (Spring)
28 February 2018

Bevan Brittan LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

Ward Hadaway

March 2018

March 2018 Stephens Scown LLP
1 March 2018 Lester Aldridge LLP
9 March 2018 Russell-Cooke LLP (Spring)
28 March 2018 Roythornes Solicitors

April 2018

1 April 2018 Coffin Mew
30 April 2018 Ashfords
Foot Anstey LLP

September 2018

30 September 2018 Kennedys Law LLP

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Wilsons Solicitors LLP

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