Global Britain and the law - parliamentary reception
On Monday 26 November, the Law Society held a parliamentary reception on 'Global Britain and the law', hosted by a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Bob Seely MP (Conservative).
The event was held to promote our global legal centre campaign and to launch our new campaign outputs.
Our campaign highlights that the UK is home to some of the best law firms in the world, globally renowned courts and a wealth of legal talent.
Our law is the most commonly used law in international business because it is flexible, predictable and stable. These benefits have developed over hundreds of years and will continue for years to come.
The parliamentary reception was attended by over 60 practitioners, senior officials and MPs. Some of those attending included the Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mourdaunt MP, Rupa Huq MP (Labour), Dame Elizabeth Gloster, as well as government officials from the Ministry of Justice, the Number 10 Europe Unit and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
City firms were also well represented, including partners from Ashurst, Allen & Overy, Freshfields, Simmons & Simmons LLP, Bristows LLP, CMS and others.
A number of Law Society council and committee chairs and members, as well as senior practitioners from major firms and in-house departments, were also in attendance.