International missions and events

The Bar Council organises a number of bespoke international missions and events, both at home and abroad. These include business development missions overseas, conferences on English and Welsh law, and various domestic and international events, such as seminars, roundtables and the hosting of incoming delegations of overseas lawyers.

These events are designed to promote the Bar in selected jurisdictions and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and the development of legal links and legal business overseas.

Overseas missions and conferences are open to barristers who subscribe to the Bar Representation Fee.

The 2020 programme of events has been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and all dates below are subject to change. Please email the international team with any queries:

International Committee Calendar



 30 November -   2 December 2020

 English Law Week Mexico (online)


 23-25   November 2020


 English Law Week meets Russian Law Week (online)

 7 December 2020


 Annual International Rule of Law Lecture (online)

 Speaker: Kimberly Prost, Canadian judge in the ICC

 January 2021

 UK-China Arbitration Summit (online)

 March 2021

 Annual Steinkraus-Cohen International Law Lecture

 Sponsored by the Bar Council

 January-March   2021

 Seminar with the German Bar Association


For any enquires about the above international events, please email Stephanie Brown, International Policy and Programme Manager on or call 0207 67611 1357.