Law: Summer Vacation Scheme

We hold a three-week Summer Vacation Scheme in July.

The scheme aims to give aspiring lawyers an idea of the type of work that we do and what it means to be a lawyer in our industry. We are looking for highly intelligent, driven people who have a real interest in the Company’s specialisms and want to be challenged with complex work, in a fast paced environment.

What We Offer

Successful candidates will be required to provide support to each of the fee-earners in a wide range of corporate matters in the M&A, Venture Capital, Hedge Fund and Private Equity sectors.

As a vacation scheme student, you will be given the chance to get involved in real client matters with the above teams, to develop a genuine sense of the life as an MJ Hudson lawyer.  You will work with experienced lawyers including partners, associates and trainees; and have fantastic opportunities for networking and socialising. There is a great variety in the work you will carry out on the scheme; from attending meetings, carrying out legal research to drafting documents.

By the end of the scheme, you should have a good idea of whether a career as a lawyer in the alternative assets sector is for you – and whether that career might start at MJ Hudson.


During your time on the scheme you will be paid National Minimum Wage.

Training Contracts

The structure of a training contract at MJ Hudson is unique:

  • Our trainees are given large amounts of responsibility and exposure from early on
  • There are five core practice areas, as well as the possibility of going on secondment or to another law firm to undertake a litigation seat.  We will expect all trainees to complete a seat in the M&A, Private Funds and either Venture Capital or Hedge practice areas with some flexibility surrounding seats in Tax and Regulatory. Each seat lasts 6 months.  Whilst you will be predominantly working in your allocated practice area during your seat, you will also be able to work for other practice areas as required
  • The open plan office is designed to help juniors build strong relations with more senior colleagues and to encourage collaboration and skill sharing across the Company
  • Trainees are offered specialised support, in-depth training on basic and technical skills, as well as continuous encouragement and guidance in developing their own brand.
  • Trainees are required to undertake their PSC at the beginning of their training contract at one of our preferred providers.

Candidates who have received a training contract but are not starting immediately are regularly invited to events, partner presentations and are buddied with employees who can provide them with advice and meet them for lunches or coffee.

Position Opening Date Start Date(s) Eligibility Application Form
Summer Vacation Scheme 21/11/2019 06/07/2020
  • Final-year or postgraduate law students
  • Postgraduate non-law students
  • Current or post-GDL students
Trainee 22/11/2019 September 2020
  • Current or post-LPC students
Application Form