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  • Brussels Podcast

    Doing business in Brussels

    Listen to our podcast ‘Doing business in Brussels’ with the President of the Dutch speaking Brussels Bar, Peter Callens; competition partner at Bristows, Stephen Smith, and head of the Law Society’s Brussels office, Dr Helena Raulus. Please visit our City page feature for the full podcast. ...

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    Our no-deal Brexit preparation in Europe


    Alex Storer, our International Policy Adviser on Europe, explains how we’ve been protecting the interests of our members working in Europe – and the current situation for UK lawyers in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

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    The Law Society co-signs letter on attacks against lawyers in the Philippines


    The Law Society joined 151 international and domestic bar associations, other lawyers’ organizations and legal professionals from 49 countries around the world to call on the Government of the Philippines to take all necessary measures to stop the attacks against and extrajudicial killings of lawyers and to end the culture ...

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    Hong Kong Law Society will not change foreign lawyer rules


    In July 2019, the Hong Kong Law Society (HKLS) published its decision not to pursue the controversial Proposed Legislative Amendments on Foreign Lawyers and Foreign Law Firms.


    Law Society Signs MOU with Slovak Bar Association

    We are pleased to announce that the Law Society of England and Wales has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Slovak Bar Association. The agreement was signed at a meeting on the fringes of the American Bar Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. President Tomáš ...

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    Legal Life in… Belgium


    Interview with Axelle D’heygere, Associate at Clifford Chance LLP Admitted in England Wales, and Brussels E-list

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    Our first trade mission to Malaysia


    Nine delegates from our member firms travelled to Malaysia as part of the two-day programme jointly arranged by the Law Society and the Malaysian Bar Council. The aim of the mission was to help our members gain a better understanding of the Malaysian market and an insight into the opportunities ...

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    The Law Society co-signs letter on Chinese human rights lawyer


    The Law Society joined 18 organisations and individuals to co-sign a letter to Chinese authorities challenging the revocation of the license to practice of human rights lawyer Li Jinxing.

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    British Spanish Law Association Annual Conference

    The BSLA Annual Conference will be held in Madrid 3-5 October 2019

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    How to Practice in Switzerland


    Switzerland (officially the Swiss Confederation), is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, with the city of Bern as the seat of the federal authorities.

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    How to practise in Spain


    Find out all you need to know about practising in Spain

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    How to practise in Germany


    Find out all you need to know about practising in Germany

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    How to Practise in France


    Find out all you need to know about practising in France

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    How to practise in Belgium


    Find out all you need to know about practising in Belgium

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    The UK-EU future partnership – legal services sector


    We have outlined an ideal UK-EU trading relationship for legal services post-Brexit and reviewed other options, including a free trade agreement and trading on WTO terms. The paper summarises the current state of the UK-EU relationship as it affects the legal sector, and explores through case studies how different ...

  • News

    International Directory is under maintenance


    The International Directory is currently undergoing maintenance whilst we are updating the platform.

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    English Law Week in Russia: 10th Anniversary


    English Law Week is a fantastic opportunity for English legal practitioners to meet with Russian counterparts, to share expertise and develop international business relationships.

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    G7 Bars Resolutions

    On 12 July the Law Society’s new president Simon Davis attended the G7 Bars meeting in Paris

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    Tajikistan joins QLTS recognised jurisdictions


    Lawyers qualified in Tajikistan are now eligible for the England and Wales Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) to become a solicitor, after the Solicitors Regulation Authority added the country to its list of recognised jurisdictions. The QLTS assessments provide qualified foreign lawyers with an alternative ...

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    Changes to your website and e-newsletters


    This summer, we are making changes to the International website and e-newsletters