Nabarro is rolling out an Easter vacation scheme for the first time in a bid to avoid anticipated problems caused by the Olympics.
The top 30 firm typically runs three, three week-long schemes back-to-back from mid-June. This year it will run only two summer vacation schemes, which will finish prior to the Olympics’ start date.
Graduate recruitment manager Jane Drew said: “I think a lot of firms are avoiding the Olympics this year. We’re based at Holborn – one of the ’hotspots’ and so we don’t want to bring extra people into the office during that period. Plus, of course, accommodation will be impossible to find.”
The news follows the announcement that some City law firms were considering shifting vacation scheme dates to avoid clashing with London 2012 (21 July 2011).
Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith and Hogan Lovells have confirmed they will either be reducing the number of summer schemes available or move the placements to sit either side of the Olympics.