Opportunity to join Bar Council business development visit to China, 13-16 September 2010

Plans are underway for a delegation comprised of representatives from the Bar Council and Law Society to visit Shanghai the week beginning the 13th September 2010, to hold a commercial law conference in conjunction with local lawyers, and a reception for the Lord Chancellor’s Training Scheme (LCTS) alumni and Judges who have taken part in the Great Britain China Centre’s training programme.

 These events are part of a UK Trade and Investment supported week of legal and financial events which is integral to the UK’s Shanghai Expo programme. The Bar’s delegation will also visit another city in the region (likely Hangzhou) to hold additional seminars, meetings and networking events to raise awareness of the expertise of the English Bar. There will be opportunities to meet with local law firms and LCTS alumni, who frequently hold senior positions within Chinese law firms, and gain a better understanding of the Chinese legal market. Practicing members of the Bar interested in this opportunity should complete the application form (available on the international pages of the Bar Council website) and submit it electronically to the International Projects Officer, Sarah Richardson
SRichardson@BarCouncil.org.uk by Friday 11 June, 5.00pm.

Please note that all those who are selected to join the delegation will be eligible to apply to UK Trade & Investment for a grant to assist with travel expenses. Further details of this funding will be communicated in due course.