The Law Society’s Brussels Office is offering trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment commencing in September 2018.

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, it is 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 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 EC officials and UK government departments.

If you are interested in applying you will need to provide a letter from your firm/employer confirming that it will continue to pay your salary during the secondment.

Find out why your firm should send one of its trainees to Brussels.

View secondment testimonials from 2017.

Read about a secondee’s experience.

How to apply

You are invited to send your application, which should comprise a CV, covering letter and confirmation from your firm / employer consenting to the secondment, to Antonella Verde.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 15 July and interviews will take place in the week of 16 July (telephone interviews are possible).

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