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Rachael Opeagbe

I am currently in Dubai for the second seat of my training contract working in the Shipping department. Considering the impact of Covid-19, it was a relief when the international secondments were back up and running! So far, I have worked on several charterparty disputes, which includes drafting letters of demand and notices of arbitration. Luckily, I am splitting my time between the Litigation and Transactional teams, so I will have a chance to work on many interesting cases.

The weather in Dubai is a welcomed change from rainy London and it is only going to get better! There is so much going on in Dubai with EXPO 2020 and the 'Year of the 50th', so there is lots to do. In the space of 4 weeks, I have been to a jungle themed brunch with 20 trainees from other law firms who are also out here on secondment, drinks at CE LA VIE, a boat party and the Burj Khalifa to name a few.

This is my first time moving away from home (outside of university) and living alone, so it took some adjusting at the start. However, the stunning hotel apartment I am staying in makes it all a little easier with a great view of downtown Dubai and the Dubai office have been so lovely helping me settle in.

Looking forward to seeing what the next 5 months bring.

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