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Trainee on secondment: Making an international move...
31 August 2017

Boyes Turner trainee Tamasin Dorosti is heading to Brussels for a secondment to the UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office, we have asked her to write a blog about her experience...

Making an international move...

On 1 September this year I will be heading to Brussels for a secondment to the UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office as the third seat of my training contract.

This is a great opportunity to assist the Joint Brussels Office with a range of EU related work.

It really is a hugely exciting to be involved at a very interesting time, what with Brexit negotiations now underway. The future is uncertain and to be at the heart of the EU at this moment and for the next 6 months will be very interesting. I am very much looking forward to.

Over the weekend, I visited for the day to view some accommodation. It was an intense day to say the least, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy everything was, despite my limited French! I flew at 6.30am, got to my first viewing for 10am, had my last one at 2.30pm and flew home at 4.45pm. I was home by 6.30pm on the sofa with pizza and absolutely exhausted.

It was a day of firsts; the first time I visited Brussels and the first time I have flown to another country just for the day. And I managed 25,000 steps! I even managed to get in a little sightseeing.

I passed NATO on my bus ride from the airport which is an incredible building, walked through the Parc du Cinquantenaire and Parc Leopold and passed the European Parliament. I also had a peep through the window of the European Parliament Visitor Centre which was filled with EU branded merchandise.

The trip naturally included a few selfies, and I found somewhere to live. A good day all round!

Tamasin will be tweeting throughout her time in Brussels and you can follow the Boyes Turner trainees twitter feed here.

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