Travelling isn’t really a thing we do at my firm as trainees, unless you count my many coffee and loo breaks. A couple of times a month I get to meet a client in person, but so much is done virtually now that I can only see that getting shorter. Associates and partners travel a lot more though, two guys went to the Paris office last week and one of our partners is always flying back and forth from New York.If it’s more secondments you want, there are certainly firms like White & Case, Norton Rose and Linklaters which are very big on that, but again, that’s not so much the case at my firm.But yes, if you don’t want long hours or to sit in an office all day, I wouldn’t apply to commercial law firms. If you just want less hours, there’s certainly firms you can apply to which will offer that.

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