The Law Society of England and Wales would like to thank its members, the Ministry of Justice, Legal League Consulting and all participants from India for making the ‘UK-India legal practice conference 2015: Business opportunities on the horizon’ a great success.

India, the world’s largest democracy, is a global player. Its large domestic consumption-based economy and increasingly global outlook has meant that for the past decade India has been a favoured destination for international investment. With legal fraternities from both sides increasingly involved in collaborative cross-border work, India is an important jurisdiction for solicitors of England and Wales.

To help solicitors with an interest in India understand what the Indian legal market may look like in the near future, the Law Society and Legal League Consulting organised an extensive one-day programme in London.

It provided the opportunity to meet 30 like-minded commercial Indian lawyers, in order to meet new business partners in their UK-India network and understand what the client expects from law firms facilitating UK-India trade and investment.

During the conference Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, Shailesh Vara MP, delivered an outstanding keynote address to an attentive audience of over 100 lawyers. He highlighted the significant contribution the legal profession can make to economic development and the benefits of legal market liberalisation for England and Wales.

Reflecting on the success of the conference, Chris Parsons, Chairman of Herbert Smith Freehills’ India Practice said “the on-going discussions on legal liberalisation in India are clearly important and it is very helpful for the Law Society to provide a focus for these by jointly organising and hosting a conference between the Indian and UK professions. These events take considerable organisation and the latest one on 2 July was both well attended and enabled many interested stakeholders to share their views.”

If you are interested in receiving more information the contact details of the delegates please email Sonam Khan.

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