Brazilian-British lawyers' exchange programme


Programme Overview

Brazilian British Lawyers Exchange Programme for young lawyers is jointly organised by the Bar Council and the Law Society in partnership with the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) and Lex Anglo-Brasil.

It began in November 2014 with a group of Brazilian lawyers participating in a four week programme in London, which included a short bespoke academic programme at BPP Law School, placement in solicitors' firm and barristers' chambers and a series of legal seminars. This was followed by a group of junior barristers and solicitors heading to Brazil for two weeks in May 2015 to undertake placements in law firms in Sao Paulo, a two-day trip to Brasilia and a social and networking programme. The programme has enjoyed continued success and the Bar Council and the Law Society will send a group of young barristers and solicitors for law firm placements in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in June 2017. The application process for this visit has now closed. 

For any queries regarding the Brazilian-British lawyers' exchange programme, please contact Jessica Crofts-Lawrence.

Previous participants' experiences

Barristers' experiences: 

The first outgoing group of young barristers that went to Brazil in 2015 had very positive experiences.

Rachel Tandy, Henderson Chambers (2015)

Brazilian lawyers' experiences:

Promoting UK - Brazil legal links



The Law Society and the Bar Council signed agreements with the OAB to strengthen ties between the organisations and their members. This Programme is part of the implementation of these agreements which have also seen high level visits by each organisation and ongoing dialogue on policy matters of mutual interest.
The Bar Council and the Law Society supported the launch of Lex Anglo-Brasil, a bilateral organisation linking lawyers in each country with events and updates on legal developments.