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26 November 2015

We have a range of activities in the coming months offering members opportunities to develop business opportunities and to broaden your networks and range of international contacts across the globe:

  • The Brazilian British Lawyers Exchange Programme is seeking law firms willing to host a Brazilian lawyer for one week.
  • English Law Week in Moscow.
  • British Azerbaijani Law Association (BALA) annual seminar.
  • A conference on the situation in Myanmar.
  • The opportunity to join our legal market visit to Kuala Lumpur in April 2016.

I hope you find something you will get involved with in this incredible array of opportunities!

Dominic Hurley
Interim Head of international policy and engagement

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International practice update

QLTS: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are now recognised

The two Central Asian countries have been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
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Want to learn how foreign lawyers practise law in Australia?

The Law Society and the Law Council of Australia have teamed up to produce a guidance document detailing the practice rights for English and Welsh solicitors practising law in Australia, and a similar document for Australian lawyers in England and Wales.
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News and events

Attend English Law Week 2015 in Moscow, 30 November - 2 December

This conference will include high-profile panel discussions on relevance of English law to Russian businesses, corporate governance, recovering assets through bankruptcy and liquidation, enforcing debts through the English courts, and managing complex international disputes.
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Take part in the Brazilian British Lawyers Exchange Programme

The Law Society's International department is seeking law firms willing to host a Brazilian lawyer for one week, from 8 - 12 February 2016, as part of the Brazilian British Exchange Programme. Apply by Friday 4 December.

Apply to be a host firm


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Register now: Law Society - BALA Annual Seminar, London, 8 December

Join us at the Law Society and British Azerbaijani Law Association (BALA) Annual seminar.
Register now

European Lawyers Day, 10 December

To mark international Human Rights Day and to coincide with European Lawyers Day, the Law Society and the Bar Council will hold a joint seminar on freedom of expression.
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Myanmar conference, 17 December

Are you interested in familiarising yourself with the legal market in Myanmar? Come along to our conference to gain insight into the Myanmar legal system and network with legal VIPs from the region.
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London Stock Exchange signed MoU with Kazakhstan Stock Exchange

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlines several areas for closer collaboration with a particular focus on promoting dual listings of Kazakh companies in Kazakhstan and London.
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Exciting opportunity in Brussels for trainee solicitors

Join the Brussels office for a six-month secondment from March 2016. The application deadline is Wednesday 2 December.
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Join the legal market visit to Kuala Lumpur, April 2016

Are you practising in real estate/construction, international arbitration, commercial litigation, Islamic finance, oil and gas or private wealth? Have you thought about doing legal business in Malaysia? This could be the perfect opportunity for you. Register your interest today!
Find out more

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Human rights

Join us on international Human Rights Day, 10 December

We are holding a suite of activities to mark international Human Rights Day and you are warmly invited to join us. Book now for our afternoon session on human rights and our evening carol service and reception.

Human rights essay competition now open

Each year law students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and junior lawyers are invited to enter the Law Society's annual Graham Turnbull essay competition. This year's essay title is: 'A most radical recommendation? Should interception warrants be judicially authorised or does there need to be democratic accountability?'
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Law Society raises concerns over arrest of regional Turkish bar association president

Law Society president Jonathan Smithers has written to the Turkish minister of justice to express his concerns over the arrest of Tahir Elçi, prominent human rights lawyer and president of the Diyarbakir Bar Association.
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Human rights work at the Law Society - get involved

The Law Society carries out a wide range of human rights work both domestically and internationally - our blog explains how you can get involved.
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What is the International Action Team (IAT) and are you interested in joining it?

The IAT 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.
Register now

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Partner events

7th British Argentine Chamber of Commerce networking day, 30 November

This event will provide an opportunity to explore strategic business opportunities, meet key contacts, update information and shape deals between Argentina and the UK.
Find out more

Last chance to sign up to the 2015 Global African Investment summit, London, 1-2 December

More than 100 bankable African projects will be presented at this year's summit, providing a unique opportunity for global investors, legal experts and financial advisers to meet African public and private sector project owners seeking business growth opportunities.
Register now
Law Society members enjoy 20 per cent discount

Attend UK Trade & Investment's (UKTI) UK-Pakistan Trade Forum, 2 December

UKTI is hosting an event in London to learn more about the opportunities in energy and infrastructure in Pakistan. The forum will be hosted by the Rt Hon Lord Maude, minister of state for trade and investment, and Hon Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab.
Find out more

UKTI: central and eastern Europe professional services roadshow, 12-14 February 2016

UKTI London is organising a series of speed dating and networking events for accountants, lawyers and related business services.
Read more

CLA finance and banking master workshop, Cyprus, 19-20 May 2016

The Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) and the Cyprus Bar Association will be hosting this workshop next year in Limassol, Cyprus. Register by 5 January 2016 to benefit from an early-bird discount rate.
Register now

Member news

Doing legal business in Pakistan, Poland and Panama

Our series of Doing legal business reports provides an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets. Available only to International Division members.
Download Pakistan guide
Download Poland guide
Download Panama guide

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.
Visit the website

We would like to welcome all our latest International Division members, including our newest corporate members: Gadzama LLP, Pitmans, Alves Legal.

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