A delegation from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam called in at The University of Law’s London Moorgate centre earlier this week as part of a fact-finding mission to learn about legal education in Europe.
The group was made up of top Ministry of Justice officials, including Deputy Minister Mr Nguyen Duc Chinh, leading Vietnamese lawyers and other senior Government representatives.
The visit was one stop on a tour of legal training institutions in the UK and Netherlands to gather information, which will help the Vietnamese Government implement a new training programme for lawyers, which integrates with international legal systems.
Professor Nigel Savage (front left) with Deputy Minister of the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice, Mr Nguyen Duc Chinh (front right) and the delegation.
Professor Nigel Savage, President of The University of Law (ULaw), and Head of Business Development, Martin Smith were on hand to explain the legal education system in the UK and to talk through the different training courses offered by ULaw.
Members of the Vietnamese delegation outlined the parameters and timescales of their new Governmental legal training programme.
Representatives from the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Government body UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) also took part in the meeting.
Professor Savage said: “This visit is further proof that today’s legal services market is truly global and that modern lawyers operate more and more on an international level, requiring a specific set of skills and knowledge. The University of Law ‘s mission is to be widely recognised as a world-class legal training institution and we are delighted to offer our support as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam embarks on the development of a new programme of training to meet these global challenges.”
Lucy Wray, Public Relations Manager, The University of Law on 01483 216072 (firstname.lastname@example.org)