We are pleased to announce that the sixth edition of the British-Brazilian Young Lawyers’ Exchange Programme will be running in April 2019.

The exchange programme is organised by the Bar Council and the Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) and Lex Anglo-Brasil, and with support from the BPP University.

The programme began in November 2014 when 10 Brazilian lawyers participated in a four-week programme in London. Two groups of young British lawyers have since travelled to Brazil for programmes in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and a further group of Brazilian lawyers visited London in 2016.

We are pleased to be permanently extending the scheme to Mexican and Colombian lawyers, in addition to Brazilian lawyers.

The 3-week London programme will take place in April 2019. Between 10 to 15 lawyers will be invited to participate in the London-leg. The scheme includes:

  • a short bespoke academic programme at BPP University;
  • a series of legal seminars and vocational training sessions;
  • placements in barristers’ chambers and a solicitors’ firm;
  • visits to key legal institutions including courts; and
  • a social and networking programme.

Further details on the programme will be announced soon.

For any queries regarding the Brazilian-British lawyers’ exchange programme, and to register your interest in the meantime, please contact Stephanie Brown at the Law Society.

Past participants’ experiences

Hosing opportunity for law firms

We will also shortly be publishing further details of the opportunity for law firms to host lawyers participating in the programme. If you represent a law firm based in London which would like to participate as a host firm, please contact Stephanie Brown to register your interest.