Bar Council plays a leading role in City Week conference

THE Bar Council explained the high quality and high value services which the Bar offers both at home and abroad when it hosted a seminar as part of City Week’s two-day UK International Financial Services Forum on 20-21 September 2010.


Entitled “Resolving Disputes in a Post Credit Crunch World – What London Can Do for You”, the Bar Council’s seminar brought together a group of leading practitioners and two High Court judges, chaired by the Chairman of the Bar, Nicholas Green QC. They described how the legal profession and the dispute resolution structures of London contribute to the capital’s ability to provide the services and facilities which the international business community requires.

Chairman of the Bar, Nicholas Green QC, said:

“The work of the Bar, as an importer and exporter of legal services, is firmly in the national economic interest. The Bar has a crucial role to play in contributing to the attractiveness of the UK as a place in which to do business.

London has for many years been one of the world’s leading centres for the resolution of international disputes, and it remains the jurisdiction of choice for large numbers of international clients. The British legal system is one of the most important factors contributing to the City of London’s position as a leading global financial centre. The value of the Bar in terms of the services and value of its exports as well as the upward investment which a dynamic legal services sector attracts are clear. The Bar Council was delighted to contribute to this important conference which demonstrated to the hundreds of senior-level delegates from around the world that London is constantly adapting to meet the needs of international clients - for example by opening a new, state-of-the-art business court next year.”

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