A world away from life in corporate law
It’s summer vac scheme time, sometimes also known as that time of year when law firms show off even more than they usually do.
And — as usual — it’s time for the rest of us to sit at home and feel very jealous about the extravagant activities this year’s vac schemers are enjoying.
Legal Cheek has scouted far and wide, and now present to you some of the very best vac scheme jollies this summer has to offer.
Vac schemers at the magic circle outfit bonded over roast chicken.
And were then treated to a table of — what looks like — some of the most delicious food Legal Cheek has ever seen.
— CliffordChanceGrads (@CCGradsUK) June 23, 2016
Slaughter and May
Meanwhile vac schemers over at the fellow magic circle outfit were whisked off to Brussels.
Trainees bonded with the summer’s vac scheme cohort over a game of crazy golf.
The adrenaline was flowing over at the City giant, treating its group of aspiring lawyers to a powerboat ride down the Thames.
But they weren’t the only ones…
— Isaac Reaney (@isaacreaney) June 22, 2016
Adrenaline pumping post-boat ride, what better way to cool off than to head over to Las Iguanas for some spicy food.
— Kimberley Pardailhé (@kimpg11) June 23, 2016
If powerboat riding isn’t your thing, maybe a slightly calmer trip punting in Cambridge will take your fancy.
— Ciara Martinez (@CiaraMartinez93) July 8, 2016
Over in the firm’s Manchester office, things weren’t quite so chilled out.
— Nina Moss (@ninaemoss) July 1, 2016
Simmons & Simmons
The corporate outfit kept it simple with a game of darts down the local boozer.
Pub quizzes and football were on offer too.
— Mirrick Koh (@MirrickK) June 27, 2016
CMS Cameron McKenna
Cocktail making was on the agenda at the City law firm.
The good folks over at this boutique media firm decided to take their hungry cohort out to eat in style.
— Erena Pillitteri (@epillitteri1) July 8, 2016
There was breakfast too.
— Erena Pillitteri (@epillitteri1) July 6, 2016
London vac schemers at the US giant were living the high life (quite literally) taking a ride on the London Eye.
Baker & McKenzie
Baker’s lot made
Vac schemers sported matching footwear for a game of ten pin bowling.
— Life in a Law Firm (@LifeinaLawFirm) July 5, 2016
And, rather horrifyingly, went out for a night of karaoke too.
— Life in a Law Firm (@LifeinaLawFirm) July 6, 2016
Shearman and Sterling
Keeping things sophisticated, the international outfit’s vac schemers sampled the culinary delights of London hot spot Duck and Waffle.
Herbert Smith Freehills
There was plenty of alcohol on offer over at this law firm.
Farewell drinks with our Summer 1 vacation scheme students. It has been a pleasure having you with us! pic.twitter.com/MkDu8xx4y4
— HSF Graduates UK (@HSFgraduatesUK) July 12, 2016
And then there was tagliatelle.
Welcome lunch with supervisors and trainees for the vac schemers. Tagliatelle has to be a test in itself…!! pic.twitter.com/klls7RtBHz
— MayerBrownGraduates (@MayerBrownGrads) July 11, 2016
Oh, and a trip to Paris.
Vac scheme students on route to Paris…. pic.twitter.com/MqpoYfQKTb
— MayerBrownGraduates (@MayerBrownGrads) July 8, 2016
Just remember guys, vac schemes aren’t all about flashy boats and trips abroad. You can actually leave the experience with some valuable experience under your belt. Or some new Instagram followers.
This vac scheme has got me new Instagram followers and tbh that's all that really matters
— Nuria (@Nuria_nunu) July 6, 2016