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Welcome to the latest International update from the Law Society.
We have a very busy September ahead of us with seminars in Istanbul and Beijing, while in London we are welcoming the junior lawyers for their international weekend, and we are also working with the Mexican Chamber of Commerce to provide an update on recent developments in Mexico.
If you'd like to get involved with any of these events, please follow the links below. Of course the month culminates with the opening of the legal year when London plays host to numerous bar leaders from around the world.
International practice update
Part of QLTS exam to be delivered online and in overseas locations
From February 2016 the multiple choice test (MCT) will be available in the USA, Asia, India, and Europe.
QLTS: Armenia now recognised
Armenia has been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
News and events
Law Society seminar in Istanbul, 15 September
Attend our seminar on 'Turkey as a gateway to Central Asia for Legal Services' at the British Consulate General in Istanbul.
Junior Lawyer's International Weekend, 24-26 September
Join junior lawyers from other jurisdictions at this year's International Weekend in London. Early bird rate available if you book before 31 August.
Join us for Lex Mex 2015, 29 September
The Law Society and the Mexican Chamber of Commerce will host their annual event to provide an update on the legal industry and discuss the recent legal developments and challenges in Mexico.
Opening of the legal year seminars, 30 September
The Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales will host two parallel seminars for international bar leaders and practitioners at the Law Society. The seminar will be followed by a networking lunch.
Law Society and British Expertise team up to deliver training on PPPs
The Law Society, in association with British Expertise, recently delivered training on public private partnerships in Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Sign up to the 2015 Global African Investment Summit, 1-2 December
The Law Society is an official partner of the event, which provides a business platform for African governments and companies to present their investment projects to a diverse audience.
Speaking opportunity at English law day in Beijing, 21 September, BeijingUK law firms interested in China have the opportunity to present to an audience of potential Chinese business partners and clients, at our one-day conference in Beijing. We will showcase UK legal expertise by focusing on the application of English law in trade and investment.
Stakeholder engagement on business and human rights
The Law Society is interested in hearing from stakeholders on what they expect from lawyers in England and Wales regarding business and human rights.
Interested in business and human rights? Take our survey now
Get involved with the Law Society's business and human rights programme by completing our survey. You will have a chance to win one of three £50 vouchers for Prezzo restaurant.
Book now: event on challenges in litigating human rights violations in the former Soviet Union, 27 October
The Law Society and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre are holding an event on 'Human rights defenders under pressure: challenges in litigating human rights violations in the former Soviet Union'.
China: open letter to president for massive wave of arrests
In an open letter to President Xi Jinping, 24 organisations, including the Law Society, strongly condemned the recent unprecedented detention campaign of a large number of human rights lawyers in China.
What is the International Action Team (IAT) and are you interested in joining it?
The International Action Team is a Law Society driven project that relies on a pro-bono network of lawyers and law students who intervene on behalf of lawyers at risk across the globe.
Legal summit between Chile and the UK, 8 September
Join the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce at a legal summit to discuss foreign investment legislation in Chile.
European Swiss Franc conference, 9-10 September
The Anglo-Hellenic and Cypriot Law Association is hosting a conference in London aiming to bring awareness of the topical issue of Swiss Franc loans.
Attend Hong Kong Arbitration Week, 26-29 October, Hong Kong
A week of events in Hong Kong to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
Attend LAWASIA's annual conference, 2-9 November, Sydney
The annual conference brings together a diverse group of leading legal professionals, academics and members of the judiciary from across Asia.
Register for the IBA African Regional Forum conference, 18-20 November, Livingstone, Zambia
The IBA African Regional Forum and the Law Association of Zambia are organising a conference on economic development and the rule of law in Africa.
Doing legal business in Turkey
Our series of 'doing legal business' reports provides an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets.
Exclusive: 50 per cent discount at 113 Restaurant and Bar for International Division members
Division members can continue to make use of this fantastic 50 per cent discount for September. 113 Restaurant and Bar is hosting a 'Dawat' evening, which includes a five course Indian feast, on Thursday 24 September.
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