The present legal system of the People's Republic of China began its development in the late 1970's and so, by global standards, the modern Chinese legal profession came into being relatively recently. Despite this late start, China now has at least 200,000 lawyers working in approximately 17,000 domestic law firms.
While its current legislation reflects a structural similarity to countries like Germany and France, in recent years, China has started to adopt some principles and institutions along the lines of a common law system.
Christina Blacklaws comments on our collaboration with China and rule of law in the digital age
Opening up new markets in China to members
A blog on the discussions held at the reception to celebrate 45 years of UK-China relations.
On 5 October the Law Society hosted a delegation of commercially focused lawyers from China as major firm Allbright looks to move into London.
Yang Yuhua, of Llinks Law Offices and part of the Chinese delegation for International Marketplace 2015, shares her views about legal life in Beijing.
Hu Bingmei, part of our Chinese delegation for International Marketplace 2015, tells us about her legal life in Shenzhen and the secrets to doing business there.
Steven Yu, who will be joining us as part of the Chinese delegation at International Marketplace 2015, tells us about his legal life in Beijing and the secrets to doing business there.
Matthew Townsend at the China Britain Law Institute (CBLI) shares his views about his Legal life in Beijing and Hong Kong.