International secondments

Our trainees have the opportunity to work abroad during the second year of their training contract. They can choose between working in one of our own offices or going on secondment to one of the market – leading firms we regularly work with.

An international secondment is an excellent opportunity to experience working in a different environment and jurisdiction. We take care of all the practical arrangements, including flights, accommodation and work permits, and will continue to offer you support while you are away.

After qualification there are further opportunities to go on secondment either overseas or to clients.


Auckland
Mark Gulliford
Auckland

I have already ticked off gorgeous beaches, a plethora of vineyards, mountains, forests, thermal springs and great lakes from my long list of 'must-sees'. New Zealand is certainly a country of great variety and I am enjoying exploring every corner!

Barcelona
Lily Pinder
Barcelona

The food in Barcelona is truly exceptional and the lengthy list of restaurants provided by previous trainees will certainly keep you busy for the six months.

Brussels
Luke Rowland
Brussels

A secondment to our Brussels office has been a great start to my seat in our Competition group...

Dubai
Natasha Nichols
Dubai

During my seat so far, I have attended court, met with Counsel, and led my own client meetings.

Helsinki
Alexander Chadd
Helsinki

Although my Finnish lessons are proceeding at a good rate, it was a pleasant surprise to arrive in Helsinki to find that nearly all Finns speak perfect English. The cuisine, far from being restricted to soused herring washed down with vodka, is delicious, and the Finnish people are uniformly friendly...

Hong Kong - profile 1
Stella Kim
Hong Kong - profile 1

Hong Kong is also a fantastic base for travelling around Asia (and beyond) and with substantially more bank holidays than the UK, it offers ample opportunity to get exploring.

Hong Kong - profile 2
Victoria Lang
Hong Kong - profile 2

 Typical weekends consist of hikes, champagne brunches, dim sum, sunny days out on the firm’s junk boat or even quick trips to nearby Asian countries.

London
Jocelyn Poon
London

My six-month secondment to our London office was a fantastic culmination to my training contract and has undoubtedly helped prepare me for qualifying as a solicitor back in our Hong Kong office....

Madrid
Jamie May
Madrid

Above all, the highlight for me was the opportunity to embrace all things Spain - from its (still challenging) language to its friendly people, food, and, importantly for me, its footballing culture.

New York
Emily Hunter
New York

The American work ethic is second-to-none and the lawyers here work very hard.

Oslo
Andrew Gilbert
Oslo

The typical response when I told people I was going to spend the winter in Oslo was "Isn’t it going to be REALLY cold and REALLY dark?". They were right, but the reception I received at BA-HR could not have been warmer or brighter...

Paris
Magdalena Kowalczuk
Paris

Outside of work I have been gallery-hopping, Instagram-perfecting and eating my way through Paris.

Tokyo
Sophia Clark
Tokyo

Some of my favourite experiences to date include skiing in Niseko, watching a sumo tournament and soaking in a snowy outdoor onsen (hot spring) under the stars.

Washington
Tim Meade
Washington

Beyond the famous landmarks, monuments, memorials and museums that embody the city’s impressive history and continued international significance, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I touched town in Washington...