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The final update of 2015 allows us to reflect on the achievements of the year and I hope you take time to look at the review of the year which reflects the breadth and volume of work we have undertaken in 2015.
Looking forward, next year promises to be equally busy and we hope you will join us at our events. In the meantime, we wish you a peaceful break over Christmas and a prosperous 2016.
International practice update
Kazakhstan: practice rights update from Sayat Zholshy and Partners
Kazakhstan has recently adopted a new Civil Procedure Code as well as an Entrepreneurial Code.
News and events
International department: review of 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect on the highlights over the year and look forward to an exciting 2016.
Attend a breakfast briefing on the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) - 28 January
The breakfast briefing will serve as both a legal update and to highlight potential opportunities and activities in the DIFC to our members.
Our successful English Law Week in Moscow
The Law Society's third English Law Week conference in Moscow successfully promoted legal links and business between the UK and Russia.
Confirmed host firms for Brazilian Bar exchange scheme
Nine firms have been selected to each host a Brazilian lawyer as part of the Law Society's ongoing exchange scheme with the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazil Bar Association).
European lawyers database
Are you looking for a lawyer in one of the EU/EEA members states? Use the European e-Justice Portal.
Human Rights Day letter in The Times
Read Jonathan Smithers' letter in The Times on the importance of protection of lawyers.
Want to win £500? Enter our Human Rights essay competition
Each year law students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and junior lawyers are invited to enter the Law Society's annual Graham Turnbull essay competition.
Law Society pays tribute to murdered human rights lawyer in Turkey
The Law Society is deeply shocked and saddened by news of the murder of Kurdish human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi on 28 November 2015.
UKTI: Central and Eastern Europe professional services road show - 21-14 February 2016
UK Trade Investment (UKTI) London are organising a series of speed dating and networking events for accountants, lawyers and related business services.
CLA Finance and Banking Master Workshop, Cyprus - 19-20 May 2016
The Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) and the Cyprus Bar Association will be hosting the Finance and Banking Master Workshop in Limassol, Cyprus, next year. Register by 5 January 2016 to benefit from early bird discount rates.
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