I took part in a 2 week vacation scheme at BCLP. I sat in the Tech and Commercial team where I helped fee earners with various legal and administrative tasks. I also attended various workshops and insight talks whilst on the scheme.
I developed research skills, communication skills and commercial awareness. I also became a lot more confident in my understanding of how a law firm operates as a business.
I was able to experience what it would be like if I was a trainee at the firm and how my contributions would have an impact upon the business. I also developed a better understanding of the way the firm attracts and retains clients and how it makes money.
Everyone at BCLP is friendly and approachable. They will always carve out time where they can to talk to you about their work and will always help you out if you need the help.
I really enjoyed the experience - I loved getting to know the people at the firm and gaining a deeper insight into how the firm operates.
Make sure to be friendly and approachable, but also professional. Be confident and don't be afraid to ask for a question to be repeated in an interview setting.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Central London and City