International Issues Committee

International Committee

This International Committee:

  • promotes the international reputation and interests of solicitors and the Law Society both at home and abroad
  • supports the International Department in its work to promote the rule of law in its work on the development of independent legal professions and access to justice worldwide
  • advises on the implications for the profession of international developments, particularly within international associations and professional and governmental bodies
  • raises awareness in the profession of the increasing importance of international work to the legal sector and the benefits to be derived from it
  • makes recommendations to the office holders, boards and the Council on the representation of the Law Society at international events and on international bodies.

Who to contact

Committee secretary: Hassan Akbar
Policy adviser: Mickael Laurans


  • David Greene (Chair)
  • Emmanuel Bosia
  • Professor Sara Chandler QC (Hon) (CM)
  • David Albert Collins
  • Tony Fisher
  • Fiona Fleming
  • Robert Alan Heslett
  • Sergei Ostrovsky
  • David Patient
  • Christoph Sicking
  • Eunice Shang Simpson (CM)