Counsel Magazine: Bridging the Gulf

counselmagarchiveIt has never been more important to find and develop new markets for the Bar. The Business Development Mission to Oman, Abu Dhabi and Qatar – which took place between 3 and 9 December 2010 – came less than a month after the Government published it’s Green Paper, Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales.

We did not need this incentive, but it added to the significance that those who came from practice areas more readily associated with international work, were joined on this trip by criminal practitioners.

The visit was planned by the Bar Council to assist the participants to discover new opportunities, and was sponsored in part by the UK Trade and Industry Department (“UKTI”), who made some grants available….

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