Mishcon launches Asia secondments for London trainees
Singapore seat underway and plans for Hong Kong in 2023
London law firm Mishcon de Reya has launched its first international seat in Singapore for trainees, with plans to offer further overseas training opportunities over the next year or so.
Trainee solicitor Laura Price is the first London rookie to participate in the six-month stint outside the UK, beginning her secondment to the firm’s Singapore office in March.
Price works closely with the firm’s Asia head and Singapore managing partner Tahirah Ara, focusing on finance, banking and corporate matters, as well as tax and wealth planning.
Price, a second year trainee who is due to qualify later this year, said:
“I feel extremely honoured to be Mishcon’s very first Singapore office trainee. The team has gone above and beyond to make me feel welcomed and at home and the work is fast-paced and engaging.”
Though at present international secondments for trainees are limited to Singapore, the firm said it was “exploring options for further seats” in Hong Kong by early next year.
News of the new secondment opportunities come just weeks after the outfit confirmed it had postponed its plans to list on the London Stock Exchange for the foreseeable future, citing “market conditions”.
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Lol, this won’t make up for the shockingly bad pay:hours ratio at MDR.
What were your hours like there and what were the exit opportunities like?
Currently averaging 2100+ hours… (target 1500 hours)
Most people don’t train and stay at MdR for the pay…there’s a reason why there are so many lifers at such a large firm.
Partner or Kool Aid?