The Avocats Hors Quebec (AHQ), the group representing members of the Barreau du Québec working abroad, has launched a new website for its members. The site includes a regular newsletter, forum and members only area.
The Law Society was the host for the launch of Lex Anglo-Brasil, a bilateral association for lawyers with an interest in strengthening ties between Brazil and the UK.
Lawyers around the world have contributed to the World Bank Group publication Doing Business report 2014, documenting business reforms in 114 countries.
Lawyers admitted in Washington DC and New Jersey can now dual-qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales through the fast-track Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
Bermuda, Republic of Burundi, Republic of Moldova and Malawi have been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
In June 2014, the Law Society hosted the first Colombia Law Day in association with the British Colombian Chamber of Commerce and the Legal Committee of the Colombian Business Association (ANDI).
The Law Society’s International Division has signed a friendship agreement with the State Bar of California’s International Law Section to strengthen links between the organisations.
The Law Society is delighted to welcome a group of Brazilian lawyers to London to participate in this year’s Brazilian young lawyers’ exchange programme in partnership with the Bar Council.
Those caught up in the legal futures discourse in Canada can’t help but notice something important – the future has already arrived.
The Law Society and the American Bar Association have strengthened links though the recent renewal of a cooperation agreement between their international sections.