The international team, supported by the International Committee, provides a wide variety of services to assist and support members of the Bar in developing, strengthening and maintaining their international practice. These include: 

We also stand up for and speak out against rule of law crises around the world, through statements and intervention letters.

Coronavirus pandemic resource

Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) video:
How Covid-19 is affecting the administration of justice and the presentation of courts

CLA President Brian Speers in conversation with John McKendrick QC and Cyrus Larizadeh QC

How chambers and SBAs can get involved in the Bar Council’s international work

There are various opportunities for specialist bar associations (SBAs) and chambers to become involved in international activities. Some examples of such opportunities include:

For all enquiries related to international relations and international practice issues, and for information on how you can get involved, please contact a member of the International Policy team

The team is supported by our International Committee which consists of up to 30 members that have significant knowledge of overseas jurisdictions and that represent many practice areas. If you are interested in serving on this Committee, please email the Head of International Policy. 

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