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This month has seen the publication of the Law Society's report 'The EU and the legal sector' which looks at how changes to the UK's relationship with the rest of the European Union could affect solicitors and firms.
In November we are very pleased to have secretary of state for international development Justine Greening speaking at an event looking at women and the legal sector, and then later in the month we have a discussion around the very topical issue: the choice of courts convention.
I'd also urge you to look at our continuing work on human rights and support this vital activity in any way you can, especially responding to the survey for general counsel (GC) members on business and human rights.
International practice update
Dubai introduces new CLPD programme
The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department has introduced a continuing legal professional development (CLPD) programme to legal consultants authorised to practise through a licensed firm in the Emirate of Dubai.
Law Society EU report out now
The report explores the issues solicitors and the legal services sector will face, should the European political landscape change.
News and events
Lex Mex 2015: a resounding success
On Tuesday 29 September, the Law Society hosted Lex Mex 2015, the fourth annual celebration of its kind in association with the Mexican Chamber of Commerce.
World Bank Group 2016 Women, Business and the Law report launch - 2 November
World Bank Group, in partnership with the Law Society, invites you to the launch of its new report. The keynote speaker is Justine Greening, secretary of state for international development.
PPP roundtable with Zambian minister of commerce, trade and industry - 4 November
As part of DMA's UK-Zambia Trade & Investment Forum, the Law Society and British Expertise International are delighted to be hosting a special, limited attendance roundtable with The Hon. Margaret Mhango Mwanakatwe, Zambian minister of commerce.
Roundtable on the EU's ratification of the choice of court convention - 13 November
Join us at the Law Society to celebrate the EU's ratification of the Hague Conference Choice of Courts Convention. The roundtable will be followed by a reception.
IPBA and Law Society event on Asia Pacific - 16 November
Attend a free joint event of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) to discuss international arbitration and opening of new markets, among other issues. The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception.
Learn how to develop your firm internationally - 2 November
The Law Society, in association with Lex Anglo Brasil, will be hosting a session focused on developing an international legal practice.
Join the 2016 ILFA secondment programmeApplications for ILFA's Intra-Africa Secondment Programme (IASP) for placements in Nigeria are open until 17 November.
Find out more
Opportunity to host a roundtable session at EUROLAWYER 2015 - 25 November
We are looking for a UK law firm to host a roundtable session as part of a two-day legal event designed to promote cooperation between leading legal departments of CIS and EU companies.
Sponsorship opportunity at English Law Week 2015 in Moscow - 30 November - 2 December
English Law Week provides sponsors with access to legal practitioners and academics from CIS countries, who are looking to explore the latest developments in English law as well as network with key legal professionals in the UK and Russia.
The role of general counsel - business and human rights
As part of our business and human rights programme, we would like to hear the views of our GC members, who play a crucial role in this area. We are supporting a global study, conducted by RSG Consulting, which seeks to assess and analyse the current role that GC plays in shaping the business and human rights agenda.
Raising awareness of human rights through collaboration
The Law Society, along with Berwin Leighton Paisner and Birmingham Law School, has launched a 'Human Rights in Collaboration' initiative, designed to encourage law firms to discuss and promote human rights.
Human rights essay competition now open
Each year law students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and junior lawyers (current, prospective or inbetween stages) are invited to enter the Law Society's annual Graham Turnbull essay competition.
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.
Attend LAWASIA's annual conference - 2-9 November
This annual conference in Sydney brings together a diverse group of leading legal professionals, academics and members of the judiciary from across Asia.
UKTI update on Thailand for Law Society members - 5 November
Join us at the Law Society for an update on the latest developments and opportunities for lawyers and businesses in Thailand. The session will be led by Ben Raby, UKTI's deputy director of trade and investment in Thailand.
Paris conference: the French reform of contract law - 6 November
Mrs Champalaune, director of the Department of Civil Affairs at the Ministry of Justice, will give an overview of the reform of contravct law. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on the impact of the reform domestically and internationally.
Russian-British business forum and the 95th anniversary of the Russian trade delegation, 16-18 November
The forum 'Bilateral Cooperation and Internationalisation of Small and Medium Enterprises' focuses on the challenges and opportunities of UK-Russia bilateral economic cooperation.
20 per cent discount! 2015 Global African Investment Summit - 1-2 December
International Division members receive a 20 per cent discount when signing up to the Global African Investment Summit.
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. 113 Restaurant and Bar is also hosting a 'Dawat' lunch, which includes a five-course Indian feast, the fourth Wednesday of every month.
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