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. 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

 

We offer two, one week placements for both Summer and Winter, one at the end of May/early June (deadline for applications is 30 April) and the other in November/early December 2022 (deadline for applications is 31 August). The placement are office based for the duration of the week.  

 

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: careers@murrellassociates.co.uk. 

 

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 2021-2022

 

Application deadline

 

Summer Vacation Scheme – May/June 2022

30 April 2022

Winter Vacation Scheme  – November/December 2022

31 August 2022