28 Sep, 2011

UK and India’s legal bodies to work together on timetabled roadmap

Professional legal bodies from the UK and India are jointly to thrash out a timetabled roadmap to pave the way for the legal sectors in both countries to benefit from greater access to India’s legal services market.

The Law Society of England and Wales and Bar Council of England and Wales have accompanied the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice to India. The delegation, which is keen to emphasise the benefits of greater collaboration in India for Indian and English lawyers alike, have had a series of highly constructive meetings with senior Indian lawyers, ministers and officials including Salman Khurshid, the Law and Justice Minister and Ashok Parija, Chair of the Bar Council of India.

The Secretary of State and Minister Khurshid agreed that the best way forward was for the professional bodies in both countries to work towards a road map with timelines.

Law Society President John Wotton (pictured) said: “We are very pleased to have agreed a way forward with our colleagues at the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Bar Council of India. We look forward to reaching an agreement which has significant benefits to both sides.”



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