Barristers from 11 sets of chambers joined a Bar Council delegation to Singapore and South Korea to promote the merits of the Bar abroad.
The delegates, who also included representatives from UK Trade and Investment and the Bar Council’s International Committee, met with politicians, judges and lawyers from local firms and Bar associations.
Michael Todd QC, chair of the Bar Council, said that Singapore and South Korea are fast becoming priority legal markets.
He added: “While Singapore has rapidly developed to become one of the most important centres for dispute resolution in the world, South Korea recently pledged to liberalise its legal services market, which is allowing international law firms to open offices there for the first time.
“With its reputation for excellence and integrity, the Bar of England and Wales is poised to make the most of these developments and explore opportunities for collaboration with the local legal professions.”