We regularly offer trainee solicitors, paralegals and newly qualified solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in our office.
As a secondee in our office you will work with the Brussels team in monitoring EU legal developments that range from competition law to criminal justice, public procurement or private international law. This will include preparing and writing the Brussels Agenda, drafting legislative updates for members and speaking at internal and external meetings. Due to public health restrictions in relation to COVID-19, you won't be able to attend various meetings (in-person) that are normnally part of the secondment. In fact, you may not even be able to be physically with us in Brussels!
However, you can join us remotely and take part in all activities and events of the office. You can also attend various meetings and conferences online and tune into live stream transmissions of the EU and UK institutions.
We usually announce the upcoming opportunities around end of April/May for the autumn semester and end of October/November for the spring semester. Secondees 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, the Brussels Office hosts four to six secondees for one of their seats. We think it would be a great professional challenge and opportunity for secondees to come and work with us. To encourage you to apply and your firm to support you, we prepared a short overview ...
Ellie Scott, Trainee Solicitor at Milton Keynes Council shares her experience and impressions from completing her secondment with us during the pandemic.
Thomas Bilbrough from AXA XL sahres his impression from his three-month secondment in Brussels.
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.
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.
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.
Law firm / organisation testimonials
’Laura Devine Immigration Lawyers seconded Madeleine Lamond, a trainee solicitor, to the Law Societies Joint Brussels Office.
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.