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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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The first month: My impressions so far

"Will I feel completely out my depth?" / "Will they hate me asking loads of questions?" / "Will I be able to get into the swing of things after my year out?"

These were just some of the questions flying around my head in the days, weeks and months leading up to the start of my traineeship at DLA Piper.

Most importantly perhaps, "When will I know if being a trainee there is right for me?".   I think I have already found the answer to the last question just a few weeks in, and I believe this is largely down to the firm I was fortunate enough to join. 

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