The delegation finally went to Beijing where it met with the All China Lawyers Association (ACLA) and the Chinese Ministry of Justice. The Ministry and ACLA reaffirmed that the LCTS remains China’s leading international vocational training programme for young lawyers and very positive discussions on the future of the scheme were held. Further valuable consultations were held with LCTS alumni and young lawyers in Tianjin, Chongqing and Beijing. The general view was that the opportunity to participate in a practical placements with both barristers chambers and law firms is seen an attractive part of the LCTS programme and provides participants with an invaluable experience.