The Joint Office of the Law Societies of the UK (England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) works on law reform, and exists to monitor developments in EU law and to represent the legal profession in negotiations with the EU Institutions.
It provides support and advice to UK lawyers working in the UK and abroad on developments in EU law that are likely to affect their area of practice. These legal areas include financial regulation, commercial, employment, private client and family law.
The Law Society’s Brussels Office also offers trainee solicitors a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in the Brussels Office.
This year, we are proud to announce that Rachel Cooper, Hanne & Co. trainee, has been offered one of these prestigious opportunities and will be seconded to Brussels for six months of her training contract starting in September.
For Hanne & Co., this is a really exciting opportunity to see one of our trainees working at the cutting edge of EU legislation that affects so many different areas of our practice. For Rachel it is an immense achievement and we are very proud of her. As well as the personal skills that she will gain and bring back to the firm at the end of the secondment period, we hope that the understanding she will gain of EU law will enable us to better serve our clients into the future, particularly in our commercial and employment practice.
As a firm, ambitious to stand out from the competition, we are celebrating Rachel’s amazing achievement and suggest you look out for future blogs from ‘Our trainee in Brussels’.