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 Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department has introduced a Continuing Legal Professional Development (CLPD) programme to legal consultants authorised to practise through a licensed firm in the Emirate of Dubai.
Sierra Leone has been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.
Read our blog on the Law Society’s work in support of the legal profession in Syria.
Ian Mutibwa shares his experience of being a secondee in the 2016 ILFA programme.
The Omani-British Lawyers Association (OBLA) is hosting a seminar on the introduction of VAT in the GCC.
The Business Council for Africa’s flagship event, The Annual Debate returns next March for its third edition.
Registration is open for the 7th annual Pan-African Lawyers Union (PALU) Conference, which will take place from 12th-15th October in Nairobi.
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.