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Trainee Solicitor at Cheltenham based BPE secures international secondment

27 August 2021
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Santos Hau, one of Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors’ trainees has secured a prestigious international secondment as a Legal Trainee at The UK Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office, based in the heart of the EU district.

Santos, who is halfway through his training contract, will begin the three-month secondment in September where his role will involve monitoring EU legal developments ranging from competition law to private international law; Attending high-level conferences and liaising with institutional and business stakeholders, including UK government departments; and drafting legislative update articles regarding developments in the corporate client and private client areas.

Santos said: "I’m delighted that I have been offered this secondment and that BPE has supported me in this unique opportunity. Tech and AI are at the forefront of the EU’s agenda and I’m excited to be able to use the knowledge I gain on secondment when I return to continue my training contract in BPE’s Tech division."

Jo Bewley, Head of Property Services and Training Principal, added: “We are very proud of Santos for achieving this secondment place. At BPE, we encourage trainees to take every opportunity they can to learn and grow, and this is a brilliant chance for Santos to experience different areas of law and to apply that learned knowledge when he returns to BPE”.

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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