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The present legal system of the People's Republic of China began its development in the late 1970's and so, by global standards, the modern Chinese legal profession came into being relatively recently. Despite this late start, China now has at least 200,000 lawyers working in approximately 17,000 domestic law firms. While its current legislation ...[Read More]



Save the date: Legal services delegation to China, 5-15 October 2014

Are you interested in exploring market opportunities or developing your business contacts in China?

The Law Society is working with UKTI and the City of London to organise a trade mission to Beijing and Shanghai in 2014. The mission will be led by Lord Mayor of London (and former Law Society President) Fiona Woolf and will focus on legal services. The mission is likely to take place from 5-15 October but the exact date and programme will be confirmed in due course.

Interested in exploring the market in China?

China's growing economy continues to offer a range of business opportunities for UK business, particularly in emerging regional cities beyond the main centres of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong.

From a Chinese lawyer to an English solicitor

ImageMiss Ruihua Wang was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in November 2012 through the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (the "QLTS"). Ruihua graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She practised as a Chinese lawyer for 5 years before coming to the UK. In September 2013, Ruihua will become an associate at the London office of Linklaters, a global law firm.