Vacation Schemes

Our Hong Kong office offers two vacation schemes of four weeks each, which run in June and July each year. We take approximately 7 students each month and we make 4-5 training contract offers primarily to those who have attended one of our Summer vacation schemes.

During the vacation schemes you will experience work on live client matters in two departments, as well as formal skills and legal training, group and individual exercises and social and pro bono activities.

Application Deadlines:

Summer vacation scheme
  • June and July 2021
  • Applications open:  16 September 2020
  • Applications close: 31 January 2021

All vacation schemes will conclude with an interview for a 2023 training contract.

Am I eligible?

We are looking for candidates with excellent academic records, good commercial and current awareness and strong communication skills. Fluency in English (both spoken and written) is most important. Cantonese and Mandarin skills are also strongly desirable.

How do I apply?

Please apply, at the appropriate time, using our online application form

When do I apply?

You should apply in the penultimate year of your legal studies. As offers are made on a rolling basis it is best to apply early.

Application Procedure

After completion of our online form, your application will be reviewed and successful applicants will be invited to complete an online critical thinking test. If you pass the test, you will have a telephone interview with a HR representative. The interview will focus on aspects of your form, particularly your legal and commercial awareness and outside interests. If you are successful at this stage you will be referred to a second stage face-to-face interview with two associates from our Graduate Recruitment Panel. Successful candidates will be offered a place on our vacation scheme and invited to indicate which two departments they would like to work in. At the end of the vacation scheme you will have an interview for a training contract, before a panel consisting of two partners from the Graduate Recruitment Committee.

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