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QLTS case study: Alexandra Cardenas from Colombia

AlexandraAlexandra Cardenas is a Colombian lawyer who dual-qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales through the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).

She tells us why she chose to dual qualify in England and Wales and how she found the QLTS experience.

Develop your links in Brazil: Host a Brazilian lawyer for one week placement

UK law firms are invited to host a Brazilian lawyer for a one-week placement as part of our Brazilian British Lawyers Exchange Programme in November.

The programme is managed by the Law Society, Bar Council and Lex-Anglo Brazil with support from the Brazilian Bar Association, the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil.

A group of ten lawyers are coming to London for a month long programme including study at BPP law school and placements with chambers and firms.

Call for solicitors to offer homestays to Brazilian lawyers

The Law Society is delighted to welcome a group of Brazilian lawyers to London to participate in this year’s Brazilian young lawyers’ exchange programme in partnership with the Bar Council.

We are looking for solicitors to host a Brazilian lawyer for four weeks from 17 November to 12 December 2014 in their home.

Malaysian legal market visit to London, 24-26 November 2014

The Law Society and the Malaysian Bar Council are organising a Malaysian legal market visit to London from Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 November 2014. The delegation will consist of representatives from the Malaysian Bar Council and Malaysian law firms.

QLTS: we want your stories!

Have you dual-qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales through the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS)?

We want to hear about your experiences for our new website featuring case studies from lawyers around the world.

Kuwait: Law Society concerned for the present welfare of Mr Abdulhakim Al Fadhli

The Law Society is concerned for the present welfare of Mr Abdulhakim Al Fadhli.  Mr Al Fadhli is a member of and advocate for the Bedoun community within Kuwait.  We are concerned that he appears to have been targeted for arrest as a result of his current and past legitimate and peaceful activities as an advocate for the Bedoun community.

 Read the intervention here