Vardags — when you need to win

Open Day & Vacation Scheme

 Divorce & Family • Criminal Defence • Property • Reputation & Privacy • Fertility & Surrogacy • Commercial & Civil Litigation

We are currently recruiting Graduate Trainees for positions starting in September 2021.  

OPEN DAY 2020

Open day - Friday 6 March 2020

Application deadline – 14 February 2020

We welcome those who wish to experience world-class litigation first hand through our Open Day. We believe aspiring lawyers should be treated like valued professionals from day one. That’s why we’re offering this insight into how we work and what we do, and why we’re willing to invest so heavily in hiring the very best people from the best universities with the brightest minds. 

  • Find out more about Vardags.
  • Further your knowledge and see if a career in law is for you.
  • Have the chance to participate in a family law workshop and experience the art of negotiating a settlement.
  • Hear talks and participate in discussions with some of the UK’s leading lawyers in their field.
  • Workshop and talks followed by networking, drinks and pizza.

 

To apply send a covering letter addressing the below questions, and a CV to [email protected] by 14 February 2020.

- Why are you interested in Litigation? (250 words)

- What do you expect to gain from the Open Day? (250 words)

Successful applicants will be notified by 14th February. 

 

VACATION SCHEME 2020

Two one-week vacation schemes commencing - 13 July and 10 August 2020

Application deadline – 14 February 2020

If you are committed to a career in family law, working amongst Britain’s leading litigators, our Vacation Scheme is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Vardags. You will spend one full week embedded in our firm, working alongside our existing trainees on cutting edge cases. You will take part in a bespoke programme designed to immerse you in our work, and at the end of the week you will have a final round training contract interview with Ayesha Vardag. 

  • Work alongside leading lawyers on potentially law-changing cases.
  • Find out more about the firm and see if you would thrive here.
  • Learn the practical realities of practising family law at a leading firm.
  • Participate in engaging practical workshops and develop your analytical and negotiation skills.

 

To apply send a covering letter addressing the below questions, and a CV to [email protected] by 14 February 2020.

-  Why are you interested in Litigation, and specifically Family Law? (300 words)

- Why Vardags? (250 words)

- What do you expect to gain from the Vacation Scheme? (250 words)

Applicants who are invited to take part in the next stage will be notified by 21 February. A first round interview will then take place, after which the successful applicants will have a final round training contract interview with Ayesha Vardag at the end of the Vacation Scheme.

“Working at Vardags whilst studying for the LPC has ensured a comprehensive training from the start; I find my experiences in the office inform and illuminate the topics taught in the classroom and vice versa. I already feel armed with the confidence that when I qualify, my early familiarity with legal procedure will provide a firm foundation for a successful career as a family lawyer.”

Leora Taratula-Lyons, Solicitor

As a paralegal and trainee, there was always someone to answer my questions and offer guidance, while I was able, increasingly, to take ownership of my own work. In my first year as a qualified solicitor, I have gained enormous experience working alongside our directors on some of the most complex and high value cases in family law, such as the monumental Al-Baker v Al-Baker.

Antonia Barker, Senior Associate