Summer Vacation Programme

If you are looking to gain hands-on legal experience and you are in your second or final year of a Law degree or have/are working towards the Legal Practice Course/SQE, our Summer Vacation Programme is perfect for you.

When can I apply for the Summer Vacation Day?

Applications for our virtual 2024 programme are now open, with a closing date of Friday 3rd May 2024.

Apply by downloading this form.

When will the Summer Vacation Day take place?

Our virtual Summer Vacation Day will take place on Thursday 27th June 2024.

What happens during the Summer Vacation Day?

We will offer up to 20 students a place on our virtual one-day programme.

You will spend time with our Board members and all Heads of Department to understand what their jobs look like. After each department introduction, you will have the chance to discuss legal case studies in smaller groups; and you will hear from our previous and current Trainee Solicitors, who will give you some hints and tips and a real insight into what a training contract looks like at Barcan+Kirby.

There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions throughout the day.

What previous candidates have said about the programme:

“I particularly enjoyed the case study exercises and being able to work through these exercises with an expert in each of the fields. It was really helpful to get a feel for the broad range of areas that your firm covers and the type of cases that you deal with day to day.”

“I found it useful to hear about your firm’s culture and the activities that you get involved with. This helped solidify that you are the type of firm that I would want to work for.”

“I particularly enjoyed the individual talks from each department as this gave us an invaluable insight into the type of work your firm does. I also thought the scenario breakout rooms was a great way to get us to participate and think of questions.”

“The most enjoyable aspect of the day was having the opportunity to go through case studies with the Associates. It was great being able to discuss how they would approach these situations, and showed me that law is definitely the career for me.”

“The most useful session was being able to hear from the Trainees. Since completing my LPC, I have found it difficult to know where to start with regards to kick-starting my career and the Trainees were really helpful in providing me with an overview of the process, some tips on applications and also what I need to do next.”

“Everyone was so warm and welcoming so the day did not feel forced at all.”

“It was wonderful to work in all the different offices and see how the ethos and culture of the firm is the same across the sites.”

“It has opened up areas of law I hadn’t considered.”

Further information

Interested in applying for our Summer Vacation Day? Download this form to apply. Applications close on Friday 3rd May 2024.

If you have any queries about the Summer Vacation Day or Programme, please call our HR team on 0117 253 0368 or email us.