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Top legal firm's offering to Indian advocates

Clifford Chance is to offer two legal scholarships a year to Indian advocates to sit the Qualified Lawyers' Transfer Test in India.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2006 19:33 IST

Clifford Chance, one of the top legal firms of the UK, is to offer two legal scholarships a year to Indian advocates and solicitors to sit the Qualified Lawyers' Transfer Test (QLTT) in Mumbai or Delhi.

The Law Society is introducing semi-annual QLTTs in Mumbai and Delhi to allow Indian lawyers to qualify as English solicitors without having to travel to the UK. The Law Society has also arranged with the College of Law to offer tuition in Mumbai and Delhi.

The first QLTT training session will be available in April. The scholarships worth £1,360 per student cover the costs of tuition and the examination. Clifford Chance partner Chris Wyman said, "We believe the ability of lawyers to practice across borders is integral to the development of international trade, much of which is conducted under English law. The availability of quality English law advice in India should facilitate the continuing growth in cross-border investment in and by Indian companies, and we are delighted to offer these scholarships to support the Law Society's efforts to make it easier for Indian advocates to qualify as English solicitors."

Clifford Chance Limited Liability Partnership is the first fully integrated global law firm, with 28 offices in 19 countries.

First Published: Feb 23, 2006 19:33 IST