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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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Azerbaijan becomes a recognised QLTS jurisdiction

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has added Azerbaijan to its list of recognised jurisdictions. Lawyers qualified in Azerbaijan will now be eligible for the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) to become a solicitor in England and Wales.

All in CIS

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UK law firms now able to remain in South Korea once the UK exits the EU

On Monday, the Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox signed a continuity Free Trade Agreement with Korea that will allow English and Welsh solicitors to continue to practise in Korea. This is welcome relief for the profession and more specifically for the four U.K. firms established there under an EU licence to be able to remain in Seoul post-Brexit.

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Join our business development mission to Japan

Want to expand your practice into Japan? We are seeking UK law firms to join our business development mission to Japan in early 2020. 

All North Asia and the Pacific

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International Women in Law report findings published

19 June 2019

Overcoming the barriers that prevent women from entering and progressing in law is an imperative for the future of the profession. However, the legal sector will not be able to provide suitable responses to gender inequality without first having a deep understanding of the global barriers that limit the career progression of female lawyers.

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Law Society calls for immediate suspension of Hong Kong’s " ill-conceived" proposed extradition laws

14 June 2019

Today, the Law Society of England & Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, Fair Trials, the Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum, and the International Forum of Extradition Specialists issued joint observations on the human rights implications of the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters legislation.

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The UN, youth and gender-equality

23 May 2019Updated: 26 May 2019

The UN, youth and gender-equality

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Law Society publishes findings from male champions for change roundtables

17 May 2019

As part of the Women in Leadership in Law project, the men’s roundtables have ensured that we are engaging with all the profession on this issue.

All International rule of law

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Doing legal business in Malaysia Subscription

Our series of Doing Legal Business guides provides an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets. 

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32nd LAWASIA Conference 2019

LAWASIA’s flagship event will this year be held in Hong Kong SAR from 5 to 8 November 2019.

All South Asia and the ASEAN

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The International Division is our exclusive membership service which provides law firms, in-house legal teams and legal practitioners with the contacts, tools, profile and latest market intelligence to develop international links and thrive in the global marketplace.

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