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28 January 2015

Welcome to the first International update of 2016. The coming year promises to be another busy time and we hope you will be able to participate in the many of the activities we are planning. For example, a visit to Kuala Lumpur, which will be invaluable if you are considering work in that region.

We are also continuing our work on human rights. I hope you can take the time to read the interview with Bertha Oliva de Nativi, and feel inspired to get involved in our on-going programme of work in this area. Finally I would urge you to register for the Graham Turnbull lecture which will be delivered by David Anderson QC, human rights expert and the independent reviewer of terrorism legislatison.

Dominic Hurley
Interim head of International Policy and Engagement

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International practice update

Benefits of dual-qualification: from Indian advocate to solicitor of England and Wales

Tahera Mandviwala, a partner in the corporate and private client practice team of TDT Legal (a Mumbai-based international law firm), shares her insights on the benefits of dual-qualification.
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News and events

Opportunity to a host a Brazilian lawyer in February

The Brazilian British exchange programme (BBEP) for young lawyers will take place throughout February. We now have one space available to host a Brazilian lawyer for a week-long slot from 8-12 February.

The lawyer in question is a partner at Urbano Vitalino Advogados, a full service law firm based in Recife employing over 400 staff, providing services which include litigation, financial services, M&A, intellectual property and technology, public procurement and contracts, regulation and tax compliance.

If you are interested in securing this hosting slot, please contact James Shepherd as soon as possible at or on 020 7316 5523

Legal market visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-13 April

The Law Society and the Malaysian Bar Council are organising a legal market visit to Kuala Lumpur to explore the Malaysian legal services market and get an understanding of the current status of the legal profession in the country.
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UIA seminar on countering the biggest risks to business, 16-17 June

The seminar hosted by the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) will consider how businesses and financial institutions navigate the complex landscape of money laundering regulations, sanctions and cyber security.
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Host firms and participants confirmed for Brazilian Bar exchange programme

The Law Society is delighted to announce the ten lawyers participating in this year's Brazilian British exchange programme.
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Human rights

Interview with Bertha Oliva de Nativi, director of COFADEH

To mark the Day of the Endangered Lawyer on 24 January, we asked human rights defender Bertha Oliva to share her experience.
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Reflections for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer: the case of Honduras

This year's Day of Endangered Lawyer focuses on Honduras. We consider some examples from the region.
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Human Rights essay competition

Want to win £500? Interested in Human Rights? Enter our essay competition.
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Book now for the Graham Turnbull Lecture 2016

The topic of this free event on 24 April will be: 'A most radical recommendation? Should interception warrants be judicially authorised or does there need to be democratic accountability?'
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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, and there are plenty of ways for you to get involved.
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Partner events

Join the UKTI trade mission to Romania, 29 Feb-2 Mar

Enterprise Europe Network, UKTI London and the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce are organising a trade mission to Bucharest in February 2016. Booking closes on 2 February.
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Business Council for Africa's annual debate and gala dinner, 20 April

The Law Society of England and Wales is proud to announce it is the exclusive strategic partner for this year's Business Council for Africa's annual debate and gala dinner.
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Member news

We would like to welcome all our latest International Division members, including our newest corporate members: Giese & Partner, Graf & Partner, Hadef & Partners, B&M Law Llp, Trilegal

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