Through their placements and the networking opportunities that form part of the programme, the lawyers gained valuable international contacts and take back to their firms in China insights on building a successful international legal practice. The young lawyers were introduced to the more practical and legal aspects of barristers work through a series of supplementary evening seminars and workshops delivered by practitioners, while court visits helped to give an overview of the English legal system.

The Bar Council looks forward to building on this successful scheme and to further collaboration with future cohorts.