The Law Society office in Brussels regularly offers trainee solicitors , newly qualified solicitors and paralegals from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a three to six month secondment in the Brussels office.

It has been announced that they still have a position for an additional junior lawyer commencing in January 2019.

The Brussels office of the three Law Societies (England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) acts as the voice of the solicitors’ profession in Europe. Situated in the heart of the EU district, they are well placed to represent the interests and views of the legal profession to key decision makers and legislators.

There has never been a better time to be in Brussels: you will be at the centre of the biggest political change of the 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, which offer the opportunity to develop contacts with MEPs, key Commission officials and UK government departments.

Anybody interested in applying will need to provide a letter from their firm/employer confirming it will continue to pay their salary during the secondment.

Candidates 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 at antonella.verde@lawsociety.org.uk .

The closing date for applications is 9 December 2018. Interviews will take place the week of 10 December. Telephone interviews are possible.

If you require an information note or would like to discuss the secondment, please contact antonella.verde@lawsociety.org.uk .