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My secondment in Dubai - Celia Johnson-Morgan, Liverpool Office

I had never been to the Middle East prior to my secondment but it was part of the world that I had always wanted to explore. When I was given the opportunity to spend six months in the Dubai office with the Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations team, I jumped at the chance.

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Kate and Emily, trainees from our Leeds office, share insight into their time on international secondment in Dubai

DLA Piper has an impressive presence in the Middle East and, in addition to the UAE, has offices in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Dubai office acts as the hub for the firm's Middle East practice and a secondment was a great opportunity to gain exposure to a different jurisdiction in an environment of central importance to the regional and international business. The office is much smaller than the Leeds office where we both spent the first 18 months of our training contracts and everyone was very friendly and welcoming.

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