Secondment opportunities

We are currently offering trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in the Brussels Office commencing in March 2018.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 10 December and interviews will take place the week of 11 December (telephone interviews are possible).

If you are interested in applying, please send us your CV, covering letter and a letter from your firm or employer confirming that it will continue to pay your salary during the secondment.

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.

To send your application or to ask more information on the secondment, please contact antonella.verde@lawsociety.org.uk.


Trainee secondment: Q&A with Harriet Diplock

28 November 2017

One of our trainee secondees Harriet Diplock answers some questions about how she secured the secondment and her experiences in Brussels over the past few months. 

Trainee secondment: Q&A with Caitlin Allan

28 November 2017

One of our trainee secondees Caitlin Allan answers some questions about how she secured the secondment and her experiences in Brussels over the past few months. 

Trainee secondment: Q&A with Tamasin Dorosti

28 November 2017

One of our trainee secondees Tamasin Dorosti answers some questions about how she secured the secondment and her experiences in Brussels over the past few months. 

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

I have arrived in Brussels!

20 October 2017

Tamasin Dorosti, trainee solicitor on secondment to the Brussels Office shares experiences of her first month in the capital. 

Eugene McQuaid, EU regulatory and public affairs consultant, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

17 October 2017

‘Although it may sound like a tired cliché or hyperbole, it would not be inaccurate to say that my secondment at the Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office changed my life or, at the very least, its course.

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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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