The Brussels Office of the three Law Societies (England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) acts as the voice of the Solicitors’ profession in Europe. Situated in the heart of the EU district we are well placed to represent the interests and views of the legal profession to key decision makers and legislators.
The office is currently offering trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in the Brussels Office commencing in March 2017.
There has never been a better time to be in Brussels; you will be at the centre of the biggest political change of this century, which has momentous constitutional and legal implications.
As a trainee in the office you will assist the Brussels team in actively monitoring EU legal developments that range from competition law to criminal justice, public procurement to private international law. Specific tasks will include: preparing and writing the Brussels Agenda as well as drafting legislative updates highlighting developments in the corporate client and private client areas. You will also attend European Parliament hearings and high level conferences offering the opportunity to develop contacts with MEPs, key Commission officials and UK Government departments.
Trainees interested in applying will need to provide a letter from their firm/employer confirming that it will continue to pay their salary during the secondment.
Trainees are invited to send their application, which should comprise a CV and covering letter and confirmation from your firm/employer of consent to the secondment to Antonella Verde, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is Monday 5 December 2016 09.00 a.m. (GMT) / 10.00 a.m. (CET) and interviews will take place on Wednesday 7 December (telephone interviews are possible).
If you require an information note or would like to discuss the secondment, please contact email@example.com.