Africa: First Virtual Trade Mission for UK-Africa Legal Services

London — Three-day virtual event from 1 December to 3 December will bring together the very best in UK and African legal expertise.

Legal services experts from the UK and Africa will be brought together for a landmark virtual trade mission, hosted by the Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland QC.

Part of the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Services are GREAT (LSAG) campaign, it will promote the UK’s prestigious legal sector to some of the fastest growing economies in the world.

The mission, a first for the department of this scale, will celebrate international collaboration in the sector which generated 66 million pounds worth in exports for the UK in 2018 alone.

The 3 day event will include speeches from a range of industry leaders, showcasing the mutual benefits for the UK and Africa from sharing legal expertise and nurturing lasting relationships.

Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland QC MP said:

“I am thrilled to be hosting the first UK-Africa legal services trade mission.

“As we collectively rebuild from the global pandemic, it is through vital collaboration such as this that we will help to secure a brighter future.

“Legal services are among the UK’s greatest exports, so it is important that we showcase this unique expertise while we reassert ourselves as an outward-looking, free-trading nation on the world stage.”

In 2018 the UK exported 36,526,000 pounds in legal services to South Africa, 17,110,000 pounds to Nigeria, 8,060,000 pounds to Ghana, and 5,446,000 pounds to Kenya.