Practising internationally

An international profession

The Bar has always been an internationally oriented profession. As the 'common law' originated in England and Wales, barristers have long been able to appear in the courts of other Commonwealth jurisdictions. Today, with the increasing globalisation of legal services and the diversification of practice brought about by regulatory change, barristers practise internationally in numerous other ways, such as in international commercial arbitrations or international human rights tribunals. The number of barristers with international practices is growing all the time, and within every specialist area there are opportunities to develop an international practice.

For more information on the rules governing international practise and the support available from the Bar Council to barristers who wish to develop their practice internationally please see international practice.