Welcome to our Africa and Middle East section. Here you will find information on the latest regional legal headlines and up and coming events, plus detailed information on the jurisdictions we are currently active in.
The Law Society recently participated in the IBA Africa Regional Forum conference in Accra, Ghana.
Sierra Leone has been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.
The Invest Africa Annual Debate returns to the Law Society for its fifth year on 5th June.
Our Doing Legal Business series provides a guide for lawyers to working in key international markets.
The latest in our Doing legal business series looks at Morocco.
Diana Hamadé, Attorney at Law and Founder of International Advocate Legal Services (IALS), share her experience and views on legal life in the UAE.
Kwadwo Ntrakwah, International Division member and part of our pan-Africa delegation for International Marketplace, tells us about his legal life in Ghana and the secrets to doing business there.
David Greene, from law firm and International Division member Edwin Coe, shares his views on being an active member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and its forthcoming activities.
Mrs Funke Adekoya SAN is head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group for AELEX. She shares with ‘Legal life …’ her experiences as one of Nigeria’s leading female lawyers, changes to the legal landscape and shares advice for those doing business or visiting Nigeria.
Aderonke Adejugbe, senior associate at Strachan Partners, shares her views about her legal life in Lagos.
Elikem Kuenyehia, managing partner at Oxford & Beaumont in Ghana, talks about the Ghanaian legal services market and why his firm set up a London office.
In March 2011, commercial litigation solicitor Chris Lane left his City firm to take up a voluntary position with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) based in Accra, Ghana. Chris explains the initiative’s aims highlighting how the CHRI deals with access to justice challenges in Ghana and what UK solicitors can do to help.