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Just another Pom in Melbourne

DLA Piper has offices all over the world. That's not news to anyone, but what this means in practice for its lawyers is the opportunity to go on international secondment to another office. I'm now reaching the halfway point of my six month secondment from the London office to the Litigation and Regulatory (General Insurance) team here in Melbourne.

One of the reasons I chose DLA Piper when applying for training contracts (the graduate program in the UK) was its international presence and the opportunity to live and work abroad. Working at DLA Melbourne for six months allows me to experience the practice of law in a different jurisdiction, further my experience of contentious work and, perhaps most importantly, gain first-hand exposure to the global nature of modern commercial legal practice and how our firm operates globally.

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