Graduate blog


Once in a lifetime trip to Hong Kong (October 2017)

The opportunity to do an international secondment is one of the key attractions of a global firm like DLA Piper and I was fortunate to join our Real Estate team in Hong Kong for the fourth and final seat of my training contract.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: England versus Tunisia

Watching the mighty England defeat the Eagles of Carthage (a.k.a. Tunisia) in Volgograd has, thus far, been the highlight of my secondment in Russia. This would still be the case even if I had not spent the first fifteen (secretly twenty) years of life dreaming of playing for the Three Lions and knocking a ball around with the likes of Kane, Sterling and Ali.

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My secondment to New York: dream come true

"I primarily chose to train with DLA Piper UK LLP because of its global standing and the opportunity for trainees to spend six months on secondment to one of its many offices spanning more than 40 countries.

In a world where businesses are becoming ever more global it is increasingly important for law firms and lawyers to have a global offering. Therefore, being seconded to the New York office to complete my third seat in Restructuring was a dream come true."

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