International Events

When the Chancery Bar Association visits another jurisdiction, it will usually run a conference or seminar aimed at the local legal profession with a number of UK based members speaking on topical legal issues, along with a reception aimed at fostering new relationships.

Details of some of our most recent trips:

  • 2019 took us to Bermuda and Jersey.  In nearly a decade since the Association started its programme of international visits, one conspicuous gap in our list of destinations was Bermuda.    We were able to put that right in May 2019 with a highly successful one day conference held in the Hamilton Princess Hotel.  We were privileged that Chief Justice Hargun agreed to give the Welcome Address, in which he spoke about the importance of key legal decisions to the economic success of Bermuda over recent decades. One of the key messages of the day was the breadth of specialism that came under the Chancery umbrella.  Jersey is an established destination for the ChBA’s international conferences, and we were grateful once again to have the assistance of the Jersey Law Society in making arrangements for our autumn one day conference.
  • In May 2018 the Chancery Bar Association held a one-day conference in Shanghai at the Fairmont Peace Hotel.  The event was organised with the support of the Shanghai Bar Association and Shanghai Law Society.  The programme showcased the width and depth of expertise at the Chancery Bar, particularly with regard to commercial dispute resolution.  Further, in advance of the conference we were in touch with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Shanghai and Beijing and the Great Britain China Centre.  The FCO and GBCC were both very excited by the ChBA's initiative to hold a significant event of this nature in Shanghai.  This is because there is a clear demand and opportunity for co-operation between China and the UK in relation to commercial dispute resolution, particularly in the light of China's focus on the "Belt and Road Initiative" to reinstate/create East/West trading routes.  We were delighted to hold such a successful event in Shanghai and, together with the previous year's conference in Hong Kong, this has given the ChBA a real profile in China which we will be able to build on for the future.  To read the full conference programme click here.
  • In October 2017 we held a conference in Gibraltar, which was organised with the support of Chief Justice Anthony Dudley and the General Council of the Bar in Gibraltar. In November 2016 we went to Guernsey and Jersey and, earlier in 2016, we visited the Cayman Islands for our third Cayman Conference.
  • In March 2015 the ChBA held a Joint Conference with the Singapore Academy of Law on "Equitable Remedies in Commercial Litigation".  The venue for the Conference was the Supreme Court Building in Singapore.  This Conference followed the very successful 2013 Conference between the ChBA and the Singapore Academy of Law on "Finance, Property and Business Litigation in a Changing World".

2020, and the outbreak of a global pandemic, has seen the Association put our international events on hold, but we are hoping to go to Gibraltar in the Spring of 2021, and make our first visit to the BVI in November 2021.

The ChBA has established a placement scheme for Caymanian articled clerks to spend time in members' chambers.  For more information, please click here.

If you wish to speak on a suitable topic at an overseas event, then please email Francesca Compton at

Click here for the section of the Library relating to International Events.