Gain an insight into the Chinese legal market; build valuable contacts

The Bar Council is delighted to welcome the second cohort of young Chinese lawyers under the Bar Council China Training Scheme. A delegation of around 10 - 12 Chinese commercial lawyers will visit the UK in the summer.

The programme will focus on international commercial law with a particular emphasis on arbitration and litigation work and will be delivered through practical placements in chambers and a bespoke academic programme provided by BPP Law School. This will be supplemented with a programme of legal seminars given by barristers and by socialising and networking events. The Bar Council is seeking sets of chambers willing to host these Chinese lawyers for fi ve weeks, from 17 June to 19 July 2013. Participating chambers will gain a unique insight into the Chinese legal market, in addition to building useful business contacts.

Interested chambers must have a solid international commercial practice in the broader sense, for example, international whitecollar crime, construction, chancery, etc. Interested chambers should also be able to off er at least one main mentor and an alternate to guide the visiting lawyers through their placement.

If you would like to off er a placement, please contact Natalie Darby for an application form at:, ahead of the deadline for applications of 29 March 2013.