Following the success of the fourth Russian Law Week conference in London and English Law Week 2017 in Moscow and St Petersburg, the Law Society and the Bar Council in partnership with the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law Association, and the Anglo-Russian Law Association are organising the fifth Russian Law Week conference in London from 12 to 13 November 2018.
The Law Society of England and Wales expresses its concerns over the upcoming reform of the Polish Supreme Court that would curtail the rule of law in the country.
Spending a seat in the Law Societies’ Office in Brussels is not only a great opportunity for the trainee, but also for their firm.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Oliver Napoleon Hill, an American Writer (1883-1970)
21 June 2018, h. 15-16, Room XXV Palais des Nations
The Law Society, in partnership with the Bar Council, Mexican Chamber of Commerce, Barra Mexicana, ANADE, and INCAM are organising an English Law Week in Mexico City, 3-5 September 2018.
France has adopted a new regulation on ‘Foreign Legal Consultant status – Art 109 ’ (based on the EU - South Korea WTO bilateral Agreement).
Join us in Kuala Lumpur for sessions on Brexit and women and the law
Read more about your practice rights as EU lawyer in the different UK jurisdictions under the current (draft) withdrawal agreement
On 23 April 2018, the Law Society hosted a roundtable with the renowned Colombian human rights lawyer Luis Guillermo Perez Casas.
The Brussels Office of the three Law Societies (England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) acts as the voice of the Solicitors’ profession in Europe. Situated in the heart of the EU district we are well placed to represent the interests and views of the legal profession to key decision makers and legislators.
Read our interview with Brandon Chan about why you should requalify as a solicitor through the QLTS
The Law Society in cooperation with the Bar Council of England and Wales organised a successful English Law Summit in Astana and Almaty from 23 to 25 April 2018.
ECIPE and the UK Law Societies invite you to an debate on the proposed multilateral investment court (MIC) and its implications for the trading system.
On 21 February 2018, the Law Society’s Vice-President Christina Blacklaws and International Programmes Manager Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, attended the #HeforShe* seminar organised by UN Women and hosted by Linklaters. The purpose of this session was to discuss how to change the narrative between men and women and to find ways of taking action to create a more equal world.
On 31 January 2018, Dina Meza, the celebrated independent journalist and human rights defender, founder of PEN-Honduras, recipient of the 2007 special Amnesty International UK prize for journalists at risk, and the 2014 Oxfam/Novib PEN International Freedom of Expression prize, visited the Law Society.
The Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales organised the fourth English Law Week event in Moscow and St Petersburg from 20 to 23 November 2017.
Dr Liam Fox MP gives a speech at the ASEAN@50 Business Forum
An agreement to work together on areas of mutual interest
Make sure you save the date and book your place for this year’s JLD International Weekend, which will take place between 29 September and 1 October 2017 in London.
The Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, the Astana International Financial Centre (“AIFC”), and City University is organising a judicial training programme for 14 Kazakh judges and legal representatives. The programme will take place from 10 April to 22 September 2017.
The Law Society attended the farewell reception for Rob Fenn, Head of the Human Rights and Democracy Department (HRDD) at the FCO
The Law Society speaks with Ambassador Giles Lever about the contribution legal services have made to Vietnam’s rapid growth and the growing opportunities for English and Welsh firms.
The Law Society is once again a ‘global contributor’ to the World Bank’s flagship Doing Business report.
The Law Society would like to thank all the senior lawyers who came from across the globe to attend the annual International Marketplace conference at the Law Society on 6 October and helped to make it a terrific success!
The shortlist for the Law Society’s annual Excellence Awards has been announced.
The Law Society will be flying the flag for English legal services at the International Bar Association (IBA) annual conference in Washington DC, September 18-23.
Our annual flagship conference takes place at The Law Society on 6 October this year.
The Brussels’ office are currently offering trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in the Brussels Office commencing in September 2016.
Nominations opened on 7 March for the Law Society’s Excellence Awards, including the award for Excellence in International Legal Services.
The brightest stars of the world’s greatest legal profession have been announced by the Law Society.
This month we held the first meeting of our Nigerian Capital Markets working group in Lagos.
The first wave of Brazilian lawyers headed to London in November 2014 to work alongside their UK counterparts under a new joint initiative between the Bar Council, the Law Society, BPP Law School, the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) and Lex Anglo-Brasil.
Attendees at Law Society event hear about the opportunities in the market for their firm and their clients.
Law Society president Andrew Caplen reflects on the legacy of Magna Carta in the USA as we approach the 800th anniversary next year.