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




2020 tbc

Bar Council seminar with the German Bar Association, Germany.

18 February 2020, 18.00

Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen UNA-Bar Council International Law Lecture, SOAS, London.

20-23 April 2020

Interpacific Bar Association Annual Meeting & Conference, Shanghai.


The Bar Council will be hosting a networking event on the fringes of the conference.

April -June tbc

English Law Day, Warsaw.

April-May 2020

Latin American Exchange Programme.

8 June – 24 July 2020

Dates TBC


30th China Training Scheme.

8-12 June 2020 Dates TBC

Senior Lawyers China Training Scheme.

15-16 June 2020 Dates TBC


UK-China Arbitration Summit.

31 August – 4 September 2020  (dates tbc)


2nd English Law Week, Mexico City and English Law Day Colombia, Bogota .

September 2020 (TBC)

English-Cypriot Law Day.

30 September – 2 October (Dates TBC)

Opening of the Legal Year, London.


Activities to be confirmed.

Early October 2020


LexMex Conference, London.

1-6 November 2020

IBA Annual Conference, Miami.


The Bar Council will be hosting a networking reception on the fringes of the conference.

November 2020 TBC


10th Russian Law Week, London

November 2020 (date TBC)


Annual International Rule of Law lecture, London.


March 2021


Annual Steinkraus-Cohen International Law Lecture, London – sponsored by the Bar Council.


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