In law, research is everything. The first step to picking your desired law firm is to know what area of law you are interested in. Once you know that, search on the internet or available law guides that detail the practice areas of many law firms in the UK. Even if you are still unsure about which area you would like to practice in, you can always read up about the different practice areas or talk to other senior students who have participated in vacation schemes before. Better yet, you could always intern at a law firm beforehand or even shadow a judge in your local court!
Even if you are still unsure, don’t worry as many trainees in law firms are still unsure of which area it is that they want to practice in- but do remember to keep an open mind!