The Law Society of England and Wales will be hosting the closing reception for the British Brazilian Exchange Programme on Thursday 25 February. Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, will provide a welcoming speech and issue certificates to all participants of the scheme to mark their completion of the Exchange Programme. He will be joined by Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the Bar Council’s International Committee.


Registration is free to attend for members of the Law Society and delegates will benefit by being able to network with some of the most talented young Brazilian lawyers as recognised by the Ordem dos Abogados do Brasil (OAB), as well as the hosting firms and chambers who have supported the participants throughout the duration of their programme.

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Location: The Law Society of England and Wales, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Date and time: Thursday 25 February, 18:00-20:00

Background to the British Brazilian Exchange Programme

The Brazilian British Lawyers Exchange Programme for young lawyers is jointly organised by the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council in partnership with the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) and Lex Anglo-Brasil.

The Programme, now in its third successful year,  provides a four week programme in London for Brazilian lawyers, which includes a short bespoke academic programme at BPP Law School, placement in solicitors’ firm and barristers’ chambers and a series of legal seminars.

Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, said: “Brazil is a key market for our members and the success of the ongoing exchange programme highlights the valued and strong relationship we have with the Brazilian Bar. This scheme supports international firms to develop business in Brazil by building constructive relationships with lawyers from some of the country’s leading law firms.”