Macfarlanes Vacation Scheme – Apply by 31 January 2018.

Macfarlanes Vacation Scheme - Apply by 31 January 2018.

Apply for a Macfarlanes vacation scheme by 31 January 2018.

You will be given as much hands-on experience as possible, enabling you to develop a real understanding of the firm’s culture and work. You might draft a letter and then work through the draft with a solicitor or trainee; or you might do some research on a live issue for a client. Alternatively, you may be taken to client meetings or to meet counsel.

You will spend each of your two weeks in a different practice area, working alongside a partner, solicitor or trainee. At the same time, you will undertake a mock transaction that will run for the duration of your placement.

Away from the work, the scheme has a strong social component. As well as the organised events, bowling with the trainees for example, or lunch with the partners, there are many opportunities to get to know people throughout the firm and to find out if Macfarlanes is right for you.

Key dates

The dates of the 2018 vacation schemes are as follows:

Easter: 3 – 13 April 2018
Summer scheme 1: 25 June – 6 July 2018
Summer scheme 2: 9 – 20 July 2018


To apply for the vacation scheme you will need to be in at least the penultimate year of your degree.

Applications for the 2018 vacation schemes open on 1 October 2017 and close on 31 January 2018.