Our Vacation Scheme: Summer 2024
Lee & Thompson is now accepting applications for this year’s Vacation Scheme.

We are inviting applications for a one-week Vacation Scheme, commencing on Monday 1 July 2024!  The week will comprise a series of practical exercises, talks and networking opportunities within our  Film, Television & Games, Music, Corporate & Commercial, Employment and Dispute Resolution teams.

Our hope is that the Vacation Scheme will give you a real taste of working in a law firm specialising in the media, technology and creative industries, whilst helping us to identify potential future Paralegals. (Please note, there is no guarantee of a Paralegal role following attendance on the Vacation Scheme and training contracts are only offered to individuals who have worked at Lee & Thompson as a Paralegal for at least six months.) Each Vacation Scheme attendee will be paid £250 to cover expenses during the five days of the programme.

All details can be found below, including the requirements, application form, deadline and process.

Requirements and Considerations

We’re keen to see applications from anyone who:

  • Demonstrates a genuine commitment to pursuing a career as a solicitor in the worlds in which we are immersed: media, technology and the creative industries; and
  • Has an academic background evidencing the applicant’s ability to cope with the demands of the role of a solicitor – we’d typically expect applicants to have graduated and attained a 2.1 degree in Law OR graduated and attained a 2.1 degree in another subject and have commenced or completed the law conversion (GDL). But (in each case) if you have extenuating circumstances, we will still consider your application.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our teams and we welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and across the legal profession. 


Applications

Applicants must download and complete our application form:

Once downloaded, please enable editing to complete your form. As part of the application, applicants must also write a letter of a maximum of 250 words in the form, setting out why you would like to attend Lee & Thompson’s Vacation Scheme and what you believe you could bring to the firm in the long term.

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered.


Deadline

The completed form and letter must be emailed to: vacscheme@leeandthompson.com to reach us by Monday 1st April 2024 (any applications received after this will not be considered).


Interviews

Applicants will be notified by the end of April 2024 whether they are being offered an interview. Interviews will take place virtually (via Microsoft Teams or Zoom) in late May/early June 2024.

Previous Vacation Schemes