Secondment opportunities

Each semester, we are offering trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in our office.

As a trainee in the office you will assist the Brussels team in monitoring EU legal developments that range from competition law to criminal justice, public procurement or private international law. Specific tasks will include preparing and writing the Brussels Agenda, drafting legislative updates for members and speaking at internal and external meetings. You will also attend European Parliament hearings and high level conferences offering the opportunity to develop contacts with MEPs, Commission officials and UK Government representatives.

We usually announce the upcoming opportunities on this page around end of April/May for the autumn semester and end of October/November for the spring semester. Trainees interested in applying will need to provide a letter from their firm or employer confirming that it will continue to pay their salary during the secondment.

If you require an information note or would like to discuss the secondment, please contact

Seven reasons why you and your firm should consider a secondment to the Brussels Office

4 September 2017

Each year, the Brussels Office hosts four to six trainee solicitors for one of their seats. We think it would be a great professional challenge and opportunity for trainee solicitors to come and work with us. To encourage you to apply and your firm to support you, we prepared a short overview of the top seven reasons why such a secondment is a good idea.

All 7 reasons why

Laura Devine, managing partner, Laura Devine Immigration Solicitors UK/US

2 October 2017

’Laura Devine Immigration Lawyers seconded Madeleine Lamond, a trainee solicitor, to the Law Societies Joint Brussels Office.

Jeremy Dickerson, Partner, Head of International, Burges Salmon

4 September 2017

Burges Salmon like to offer our trainees international secondment opportunities as it is an excellent way for them to experience working in a different environment and jurisdiction.

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