Virus pandemic: Further City law firms postpone spring vacation schemes

Legal Cheek reports….

Norton Rose Fulbright, Addleshaw Goddard, Mishcon de Reya and HFW…

Four further City law firms have postponed their spring vacation schemes in view of the ongoing virus pandemic.

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF), Addleshaw GoddardMishcon de Reya and HFW‘s spring schemes were all due to start this month.

Vacation schemes are open to students and graduates from across the UK and overseas to experience life at a firm. They are an integral part of law firms’ trainee recruitment process.

A spokesperson for NRF, one of the biggest UK-headquartered law firm outside the magic circle, told Legal Cheek:

“The health and safety of our people, our clients and our community is our top priority. In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we have decided to cancel our spring vacation scheme and have offered students a place on either one of our two summer vacation schemes.”

Its spring vac scheme is open to final-year students and graduates and was due to run on 30 March until 7 April 2020.

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