International placements and exchange programmes

Each year, the Bar Council organises a number of exchange schemes for barristers and overseas lawyers. 

Such programmes facilitate the exchange of legal knowledge and skills, and enable valuable links with other jurisdictions ´╗┐to be established and strengthened. Our incoming exchange programmes include: a training element, visits to key legal institutions and placements in barrister’s chambers.

The current exchange schemes we run are:

  • The Bar Council Training Scheme for Chinese lawyers
  • The Latin American Exchange Programme

The Bar Council is able to offer immigration assistance to non-European Economic Area lawyers and law students who wish to come to the UK to undertake placements in chambers. It does this by issuing certificates of sponsorship to these individuals. Find out more about Immigration support for barristers.

Contact the international team for more information: