In 2016 Jim Duffy dusted off his French legal dictionary and headed to Paris as part of the London-Paris Bar Exchange. You can read more about “one of the most memorable experiences of [his] career” in the latest edition of Counsel Magazine, available online here.
Barristers in their first seven years of practice at one of the four Inns of Court are able to apply to this exchange programme between the London and Paris Bar. In September, four successful applicants visit Paris en stage to shadow French Avocats and learn more about the Paris Bar, financially supported by the Pegasus Trust. In July, Avocats of a similar seniority spend a month doing a stage in London. Applications for the 2018 Paris-London Bar Exchange are now open, click here for more details.