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We are pleased to announce several forthcoming events organised by the International Team, including the opportunity to participate in our Latin America delegation at the Law Society International Marketplace conference in October. Register for our briefing with UK ambassador to Cuba, His Excellency Mr Tim Cole on 7 July that will focus on what is next for the country, as well as potential opportunities to explore.
In addition, this update features some articles about our work in Kazakhstan and an in-depth analysis on foreign wills in the UK. Finally, we have included a number of opportunities for solicitors and legal professionals interested in Africa and CIS.
Lizzette Robleto de Howarth
Legal life in... Kazakhstan
Dinara Jarmukhanova, partner and head of Kazakhstan Practice of Colibri Law Firm, shares her views on legal life in Kazakhstan.
Are foreign wills valid in the United Kingdom?
Graf & Partners share their views on foreign wills in the UK, including what makes one valid and the importance of terminology.
Join our Latin America delegation for international marketplace - 5-6 October
Submit an application to be part of our Latin delegation for the international marketplace and an exclusive programme tailored for Latin American law firms. Delegates will gain insight into the English legal sector, how to do business in England and Wales, and the current opportunities for Latin American firms.
Sign up for our Pan-Africa inward Delegation in October - 5-6 October
We're recruiting African law firms to participate in a legal market visit to London, from 5-6 October. The visit will be a unique opportunity for African lawyers to meet their counterparts in England and Wales and thereby build and expand their network in the UK.
Join us for a Cuba briefing from UK Ambassador to Cuba - 7 July
As Cuba improves its ties with the USA and other jurisdictions across the world, this breakfast briefing offers an excellent opportunity to gain a market update directly from the ambassador to Cuba.
Law Society signs Friendship Agreement with British-Chilean Chamber of Commerce
On Thursday 12 May, the Law Society hosted an inward delegation from Chile, and signed a friendship agreement with the Legal Committee of the British-Chilean Chamber of Commerce.
Our successful English Law Day forum in Almaty, Kazakhstan
A summary of our event held on 27 May, is available on our website. The event promoted legal links and business between both countries, the use of English law and solicitors’ expertise.
For more information on our human rights activities and events, please consult our Human Rights Newsletter. This newsletter update includes news about the Law Society's human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training.
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Host a Temple Bar scholar
The Temple Bar Foundation are looking for four solicitor firms who would be available to host a scholar for their final day in London on Friday 28 October following their placement at the supreme court.
Nominations extended for the Africa Law Digest Africa Awards
The Law Digest Africa awards take place in Lagos on 4 November with the window for nominations of all categories now extended until 30 June.
CIS Legal Services inward visit to London - 4-6 October
Following the success of our 2015 Central Asia legal services visit to London, the Law Society of England and Wales is holding the second Central Asia inward trade mission to London from 4-6 October. This visit will bring together CIS and UK legal practitioners to promote legal links and business.
Attend the Global African Investment Summit
The Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS), with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and government of Rwanda, will take place at the new Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda on the 5-6 September. It will help in delivering international trade and investment to Africa's most dynamic region.
Argentina and Mexico: insurance and reinsurance outlook event
This event is being held in partnership with the British-Argentine Chamber of Commerce and the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.
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