Gillian Nash-Kennell

Vacation Scheme

One of the best ways to find out what it’s like to train at Roythornes is to secure a place on one of our annual summer vacation schemes. We offer a small number of two-week placements at our Spalding office each July. These are aimed at those of you who are currently in the second or third year of your degree, or who have completed a degree and are about to start either an LPC or a conversion course.

The placements are designed to give you a realistic impression of life as a trainee solicitor.  You will spend time in up to three different departments, carrying out live work supervised by solicitors and often partners. In addition, you will each have a personal mentor who will be your first point of contact for all questions. We would certainly encourage anyone who is looking to apply for a training contract with Roythornes to apply to our summer vacation scheme.

Depending on what’s happening firm-wide during your placement, there will be opportunities to attend lunch time seminars, meetings and external events. Last year our work experience students attended a conference with Counsel in London, visited a farm for the launch by a government minister of a major farming report and attended an external presentation on the use of social media by one of our partners.

For 2019 placements, you need to apply by 30 April 2019.

To apply please download our application form and return, with a covering letter, to Gillian Nash-Kennell. For more information do not hesitate to call Gillian on 01775 842607 or email

We also offer placements through our bursary scheme to local students who are considering pursuing a career in law.  Those individuals who are successful with our bursary scheme will be offered work experience throughout the summers they are undergraduates. We will be launching our 2019 Bursary scheme soon.