The Bar Council contributed to another regular training session for Commercial Officers from selected UK embassies on 6 November. On this occasion officers from UK missions in Russia, India, China, Chile and the Middle East attended. The bar-led part of the day informed the Officers about how the Bar works and the legal services barristers can provide to overseas clients. Richard Wilmot-Smith QC and Gregory Mitchell QC spoke on international arbitration and international litigation. Feedback from the Officers was excellent and as a result of individual contacts made a number of leads are being pursued in Russia and the Middle East.