Vacation scheme

Before you embark on a career in law, it is important to know what you are getting yourself in to… Come and join us for a vacation scheme placement and learn what it is like to work in a boutique corporate and commercial law firm outside of the big city environment.  


We offer vacation scheme placements to undergraduate students throughout the year, giving you an insight into life at a busy, niche law firm.


Every placement will be tailored to suit the individual student, but all the placements will be designed to give you the opportunity to get the most out of your time. During each placement you will meet all the individuals in the firm and gain real hands-on experience in at least two areas of law.


Our vacation placements are available to all undergraduate students. Applications open for all placements on 1 September each year. The deadline for applications for each placement is listed below.


During the work placement you will be asked to complete a range of tasks including:
 •    Legal research tasks
 •    Drafting documents and letters/emails
 •    Shadowing qualified lawyers and attending meetings
 •    General administration


Murrell Associates are offering two, one week placements in June/ early July 2021. The deadline for applications is 1 April 2021. We hope you will be office based but applicants should be aware that they may be wholly or partly home based placements depending on Covid restrictions applicable at the time.  


The standard placement offered will be one week; Monday to Friday. The hours will be 9:30am – 5pm on the Monday and 9am-5pm Tuesday to Friday, with one hour for lunch each day. 


To apply for a placement, please submit your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you would like to complete a vacation placement and what you would like to gain from the experience. You should then send your completed application to: 


You will receive confirmation of your application and we will be in touch again if you have been provisionally selected for a placement.


If following your placement we decide that we are right for each other, you may decide to apply for a paralegal role at the firm. We generally recruit our trainee solicitors from our paralegals who are assessed for their suitability for a training contract six to twelve months into the role


Click here for further details of our paralegal opportunities.


Placement Dates

Academic Year 2020-2021


Application deadline


Summer Placement 1 – June/July 2021


01 April 2021

Summer Placement 2 – June/July 2021


01 April 2021