25th Anniversary of the China Training Scheme

Date: 9 - 10 July 2015

Time: 18:00 - 15:00

About the event

This unique event celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the China Training Scheme which has helped over 300 young Chinese lawyers gain a practical insight and understanding of the English legal system and the way in which the Bar adds value to it. We are proud to be welcoming many of the previous participants of the scheme, who will be travelling from China for this special occasion.

Formal Reception at Middle Temple Hall

9 July 2015, 18:00, Middle Temple Lane, London EC4Y 9AT
Members of the Bar are invited to join the Chinese Alumni as well as representatives from our previous partners; Law Society, British Council, Ministry of Justice, Foreign Office and the Great Britain China Centre to celebrate this prestigious occasion at a formal drinks reception.

Seminar on International Disputes: how things have changed in England and China in the last 25 years to be followed by a networking lunch.

10 July 2015, 09:00 - 14:30, Parliament Chamber & Luncheon Room, Inner Temple, Crown Office Row, London EC4Y
This seminar will give an insider's view on the current key issues and challenges in China. The panel consisting of Chinese lawyers and leading barristers from England and Wales will examine and discuss the developments in international dispute resolution over the past 25 years. This seminar has been CPD accredited.

To register for this event, please click here.

This two-day event is kindly supported by

Gold Sponsors:

20 Essex Street; XXIV Old Buildings; 39 Essex Chambers; Stone Chambers and Erskine Chambers.

 20 Essex  XXIV 39 EssexStoneErskine

Silver Sponsors:

4 Pump Court, 7KBW and Quarant Chambers

4 Pump Court  7KBW  Quadrant


Background of the China Training Scheme

The Bar Council Training Scheme for Chinese lawyers is now in its fourth year. The scheme builds on the success of the Lord Chancellor's Training Scheme, which came to an end in April 2011. The programme focuses cheifly on international commercial law with a particular emphasis on dispute resolution which is delivered through a one-week bespoke academic programme, generously provided pro-bono by BPP Law School, a week of visits to Courts and legal institutions and five weeks of practical placements in chambers. This is supplemented with a programme of evening legal seminars delivered by barristers and by social networking events.

To register for this event, please click here.