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International Weekend 2018 (27-30 September)

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Bookings are now open for this year’s International Weekend, which will take place between 27-30 September 2018 in London.

Highlights will include:

  • A varied mix of technical and skills based seminars
  • Distinguished guest speakers
  • Lunch in the historic Inns of Court
  • An introduction to the City of London, with a trip to a popular tourist destination
  • Networking events, including a black-tie gala dinner
  • International Oratory Competition

International Weekend 2018 promises to give delegates fantastic opportunities to:

  • Meet fellow young lawyers from across Europe and even further afield
  • Discover the best that London has to offer
  • Enjoy a stimulating educational programme
  • Benefit from crucial networking

Who should attend?

International Weekend is primarily aimed at junior lawyers from overseas jurisdictions, including those who may be on secondment in the UK. However, the programme will be of interest to JLD members who are welcome to attend all aspects of the International Weekend.

What is International Weekend?

International Weekend is an annual event organised by:

International Weekend provides delegates with a mix of technical and legal presentations, skills-based seminars, an overview of the legal system in England and Wales and an introduction to the City of London.  

Overview of IW programme 2018

Thursday 27 September: welcome evening drinks reception hosted by the London Young Lawyers Group

Friday 28 September: morning seminars at the Law Society / visit to place of historical or popular interest / evening social event

Saturday 29 September: conference progamme continued / International Oratory Competition / black-tie gala dinner  

Day events: day events are aimed at international young lawyers. However, most day events and seminars are equally relevant to young UK lawyers.

Evening events: evening events are aimed at both UK lawyers and international lawyers.

Gala dinner

Join us for a spectacular gala dinner on Saturday 29 September 2018 at the Law Society in London. The black-tie event forms part of a larger event, International Weekend 2018, which is open to all, although the gala dinner is targeted at both junior lawyers in England and Wales and young lawyers from overseas jurisdictions.

The event is aimed at all members of the legal profession in the UK (including LPC and BPTC students, paralegals, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers, junior solicitors, junior barristers, as well as those undertaking the CILEC route to qualification), and abroad. It is your chance to network with lawyers from the UK and abroad over an elegant and fun formal dinner and dancing.

Further information and to book your place

For further information about International Weekend and to book your tickets please visit our website.
Early birds rates are available.

We look forward to welcoming you to London. If you have any questions, please email

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Your Junior Lawyers Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all LPC students, LPC graduates (including those working as paralegals), trainee solicitors, and solicitors with up to five years post qualification experience.

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