UK Trade & Investment is sponsoring the Bar Council element of this mission. Grants of £950 are available to chambers who meet the following criteria.


Eligibility Criteria

Chambers must be based within the M25 to be eligible to receive the financial package from UK Trade & Investment London. If you are outside the M25, we will approach your local international trade adviser for funding from your region on your behalf if funds are available. You need to:

  • have fewer than 250 members/staff, with turnover of less than eu50m p.a.
  • be new to exporting to China. This means that you have not actively exported there in the past 12 months and
  • normally have no established representation there. However, if exports account for less than 25% of your turnover, you may still be eligible. Eligibility will be assessed by your international trade adviser and will also take into account your readiness to export to
  • demonstrate an established track record in the UK and the means and ability to expand overseas
  • participate in the pre-organised programme
  • attend the market briefings and complete a post-market visit questionnaire.

    Individuals interested in applying for this opportunity should download the application form which is available on the international page of the Bar Council’s website and submit it to Elizabeth Fehnrich, whose contact details are listed below. The deadline for application is Friday 11 September.

    UK Trade & Investment is the Government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in an increasingly global economy. Its range of expert services are tailored to the needs of individual businesses to maximise their international success. We provide companies with knowledge, advice and practical support.

    Visit for further information, or contact Elizabeth Fehnrich on 0207 234 3015 or 07779 717307 or to see how UK Trade & Investment could help you.nning of July. For further information on the visit and on the Interest Group please contact Christian Wisskirchen at or 0207 611 1315.