Largest group of participants yet for L&T 2022 Vacation Scheme

15th August 2022

 

We have once again delivered an engaging week-long work experience Vacation Scheme for a group of aspiring media lawyers. This year’s programme welcomed eleven participants for the first time.

Designed to expose the group to life as Lee & Thompson lawyers, our structured learning and development workshops encouraged participants to experience office working, networking and team collaboration. In addition to scenario-based group challenges, the week incorporated individual exercises as well as dealings with partners and associates across our Film, Television & Games, Music, Corporate & Commercial and Dispute Resolution departments. The programme included icebreakers, overviews of our business operations and even social elements, which were joined by around half of the firm’s staff.

The brainchild of Lee & Thompson’s active Inclusion Network, our Vacation Scheme was set up to open our doors as wide as possible and hopefully inspire future solicitors that working in a specialist firm for the media and creative industries is an attainable and appealing prospect.

The participants who joined us this year were Ardie Yilinkou, Eleanor Craig-Fisher, Harriet Breakwell, Iona McRitchie, Jem Paker, Mary Senganda, Olivia Graham, Saher Amin, Jack Walmsley, Jasmine Lagha and Rhianna Stephenson. Here’s what some of the participants had to say:

  • “Thank you for organising such a well-planned, stimulating, and enjoyable vacation scheme… I learnt a lot through the process. Lee & Thompson is an impressive and genuinely lovely firm.”
  • “The week confirmed my interest in media [and] entertainment law and solidified that Lee & Thompson is a place where I would aspire to work in the future.”
  • “It was really nice to see how important the people are at the firm.”
  • “The scheme exceeded my expectations. I can’t emphasise how welcoming and genuine every single person in Lee & Thompson is. I only wish I could have stayed longer!”
  • “All talks were informative; I got a good feel for each department and the questions I had prepared were generally already answered by the end of each presentation.”
  • “All of the tasks got me thinking. The time spent giving feedback was invaluable and I appreciate how willing everyone was to assist and answer questions. The topics covered in each exercise were varied and I felt like I got a real sense of the type of work that you do.”

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