Lawyers now form part of an increasingly interconnected world, spanning several jurisdictions and different legal systems. This has spawned a multitude of potential clients, and produces an effect – the need for legal services on an international and global level.
Prized for its fairness, protection and impartial application, English law remains the preferred jurisdiction for global business.
The international reputation of the training and qualification process in England and Wales is well regarded. However, the title of English solicitor is more than just an addition to your CV or resumé. As a world leader in the provision of services, the UK legal profession has always played a significant role in influencing the development of legal and regulatory regimes internationally.
Finally, if you are a qualified lawyer in a civil law jurisdiction (such as in one of the EU countries, Russia, Japan, China, South Korea, Brazil, Turkey and others), and you want a competitive advantage over your peers, you would be well advised to study and understand the working of a common law system – specifically English law.