The 8 most delightful vac scheme jollies of the summer

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By Thomas Connelly on

The City of London’s top law firms have, once again, been treating their vac schemers to some wonderful perks that may or may not prove to be a regular feature of their future lawyer lives

Taking a champagne ride on the London Eye — with Linklaters


Going to Paris for the day — with Mayer Brown


Racing down the Thames in a speedboat — with Freshfields


Booze, bowling and karaoke at All Star Lanes — with Baker & McKenzie


Climbing the O2 — with Clifford Chance


Expert cookery lessons from the Underground Cookery School — with Herbert Smith


An evening out at Ping Pong-themed bar Bounce — with Norton Rose


Dinner at the Ivy — with Hogan Lovells


Elsewhere legal life doesn’t seem so much fun. For example, Eversheds’ vac schemers forsake international day trips in favour of day trips to a local allotment. Still, at least they escape the office. No such luck for vac schemers at Simmons & Simmons and Kennedys who are grounded in the ways of the solicitors’ profession by constructing, respectively, “fantastic” legal eagles and spaghetti and jelly baby towers.

Sorting out battered allotments — with Eversheds


Making stuff from old copies of the FT — with Simmons & Simmons


Skewering jelly babies — with Kennedys