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My time in Bangkok (November 2017)

My name is Maud Murcia, I am a second-year trainee from the Birmingham office and I am currently spending the third seat of my training contract on secondment in Bangkok. Whilst in Thailand, I am working with the finance and projects team.

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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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