Exciting opportunity in Brussels for trainee solicitors
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 it is well placed to represent the interests and views of the legal profession to key decision makers and legislators. The office offers trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in the Brussels Office commencing in March and September.
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 and the European Court of Justice case reports 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. The secondment will allow you to return to your firm, armed with the knowledge and skills necessary to get the most out of Brussels, both for the firm and its clients.
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 Thursday 9 June 2016 and interviews will take place the following week (telephone interviews are possible).