Birmingham law firms will have the chance to build links with their Indian counterparts when the city welcomes a delegation from India next month.
Lawyers from 18 different Indian law firms will visit Birmingham on September 4 as part of a UK trade mission organised by the Law Society of England and Wales. They will also spend time in London, Cambridge and Leeds.
The Birmingham Law Society will host the Midland leg of their journey and has organised meetings between the Indian lawyers and local firms, a lunch buffet at No 5 Chambers and an evening drinks reception at One Ten’s Alhambra Bar on Colmore Row.
Chairman of Birmingham Law Society’s International Committee Carla Hull said: “Establishing links on the subcontinent is high on our agenda.
“Participants in the UK trade mission will have valuable access to Indian law firms who have an interest in finding partners for Indian legal work.
“The programme will also provide plenty of time for firms to set up their own bilateral programmes to meet like-minded Indian lawyers and the Indian law firms attending have been asked to commit to a minimum number of bilateral meetings.”
The top 50 law firms in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore all received invitations to join the trade mission to the UK.
The Law Society of England and Wales laid down rigorous selection requirements, including proving they had experience working with international clients and showing they had the capacity to undertake international referral work.
It is now recruiting English law firms to pair up with their Indian counterparts and up to three individuals from participating firms will receive invitations to all the briefing and networking events.