Party on down at Hogan Lovells

British sojourns into Eastern Europe this summer haven’t set the world alight: England’s footballers are unfancied in Ukraine and pilloried in Poland while old Engelbert was given the boot in Baku.

So let’s hope prospective Hogan Lovells trainees don’t get the Humperdinck if they find themselves training in Russia.

While the firm recently launched a New York seat, it has now unveiled a unique opportunity for up to six trainees a year, offering them the chance to do their entire two-year contract in Moscow.

The good news for wannabe lawyers finding it hard to secure a contract in the UK market is that they won’t even have to speak Russian to land this role, although Hogan Lovells does require ’a sharp intellect, a strong drive and high standard of professionalism’ from its future trainees.

The best news for those lucky enough to land one of the places, though, is that the rate of pay is the same as that paid to London trainees while income tax in Russia is a flat 13 per cent.

Looks like Russia’s dancing Eurovision grannies were right when they sang it’s a Party for Everybody.

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