Osborne Clarke has teamed up with the University of Bristol to launch a vacation scheme with a lawtech twist. The new offering, dubbed ‘Legal and Emerging Tech Vacation Scheme’, has already seen six students complete a two-week placement earlier this summer in the firm’s Bristol office. The inaugural group were split into pairs and tasked with using their individual skill sets to resolve “a real business problem using technology”. Commenting on the initiative, Nathan Hayes, IT director at Osborne Clarke, said: “As digitisation and technological innovation becomes increasingly more important to our clients and key sectors, we are conscious that we need to stimulate our thinking around the use of emerging technologies.”

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