Ahlers & Vogel and Lester Aldridge, member of the MSI Global Alliance and the largest independent law firm on the south coast of England, are pleased to announce that three trainees from their third year of training (legal and notary assistants) are completing a two-week internship abroad in Bournemouth from 1 to 12 October. Thanks to the commitment of many, in particular our trainees themselves and our friends from Lester Aldridge, this internship could be organized for the first time. We are sure that the internship will not only benefit our trainees in terms of intercultural and linguistic competence, but will also be a personal highlight of their training. At partner level, special thanks go to Mr. Grant Esterhuizen  (Solicitor) who, together with his MSI colleague Othmar K. Traber, Partner at Ahlers & Vogel, made this internship possible.

Othmar K. Traber commented: “We are very pleased that very quickly after the first ideas for such a stay abroad of our trainees in English-speaking countries we were able to find a partner in Lester Aldridge, with whom this project could be realised. We are proud that our friends from the MSI Global Alliance live the idea of cooperation so actively. We hope with Lester Aldridge that this is only the beginning of a regular, reciprocal exchange program and look forward to the future visits of our respective young talents”.

Lester Aldridge LLP is a law firm long associated with Ahlers & Vogel in the MSI Global Alliance with approximately 90 professionals and over 300 employees. A few days ago the firm celebrated the 30th anniversary of the merger of Mooring Aldridge and Haydon with Lester and Russell in 1988. The roots of the firm can be traced back to 1796. In 2001, in addition to the main office in Bournemouth (Dorset, southern England), the office in Southampton was opened, where the maritime business law is mainly based. This was followed in 2004 by another office in the capital London as part of a merger with Park Nelson. Ahlers & Vogel was founded in 1858, 160 years ago, and is one of the largest independent commercial law firms in the region with offices in BremenHamburg and Leer (East Frisia). Ahlers & Vogel employs around 50 professionals and over 130 employees. The MSI Global Alliance is a global network of experts comprising over 250 medium-sized independent law firms of lawyers, tax consultants and auditors from over 100 countries.