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Welcome to the International Department - providing practical support, training, information and advice to law firms and legal professionals working abroad, or exploring international opportunities.

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Register now for the Invest Africa - Business Council for Africa's Annual Debate 2018

The Annual Debate - the UK’s premier cross-sector Africa investment event - returns to the Law Society for its fourth year on 24th April.

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ILFA Flagship Secondship Programme: Apply now for 2018 legal placements

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 ILFA Flagship Secondship Programme.

All in Africa and the Middle East


Introducing a PPP concept to Uzbekistan

Read the article by Centil’s Umid Aripdjanov to gain a better understanding of potential changes to Uzbekistan’s PPP law and arising opportunities

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English Law Summit in Kazakhstan - Join us in Astana and Almaty from 23-25 April

The Law Society in cooperation with the Bar Council of England and Wales and the UK Ministry of Justice is organising a Legal is Great summit in Kazakhstan

All in CIS

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Legal Life for a Chinese firm in... London

Yuhua Yang, Partner at Llinks London office tells us what it’s like working for a Chinese firm in London

Vice President Christina Blacklaws talking to attendees of the UK-China Rule of Law Roundtable

Vice President gives speech at the 2nd UK-China Rule of Law Roundtable

Christina Blacklaws comments on our collaboration with China and rule of law in the digital age

All North Asia and the Pacific

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Final Evaluation Report, presented in Astana, of the Law Society’s Kazakh Judicial Training Programme

16 March 2018

From 5-8 December 2017, Sir William Blair joined a small delegation from the Law Society and City Law School to present the final evaluation report of the judicial training programme for Supreme Court judges and senior clerks from Kazakhstan. This trip was undertaken under the auspices of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan and kindly hosted by Madiyar Balken, a Supreme Court judge.


HeforShe: Are we ready to change the narrative?

26 February 2018

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.

The Law Society welcomes delegates from the India-UK Legal Exchange Programme

21 February 2018

On Friday 16 February 2018, a group of legal professionals and aspiring law students from India visited the Law Society. 

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Endangered Lawyers: Poland's creeping coup

24 January 2018

Lawyers across Europe have a duty to make their voices heard and support their colleagues and judges in Poland whose independence is under threat at this very moment.

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Reflections from Guatemala

9 January 2018By Sue Willman

Sue Willman, partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn, was the Law Society’s nominee in a delegation of experts, assembled by the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC)*, to undertake a judicial assessment on the status of the rule of law and the justice sector in Guatemala. 

All International rule of law

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Opportunity for law firms to host a lawyer from Latin America

Applications are now open for firms to host a lawyer from Latin America for a one or two week placement in in London in May 2018.

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Opportunity to join the Brazilian British Lawyers Exchange ProgrammeVideo

Applications are now open for Brazilian lawyers interested in joining the Brazilian British Lawyers Exchange Programme in London this Spring.

All in Americas and Carribean


Brexit update: professional and personal implications of the EU-UK negotiations

On 8 December 2017, the European Council concluded that sufficient progress had been made in the first phase of the negotiations. The main principles agreed by the European Commission and UK Government are outlined in their Joint Report (and further explained in the Joint Technical Note) ...

All in Europe

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Click on the link below to see a list of the International department's activities for 2018.

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