Europe / Practice Makes Perfect: Upholding the Rule of Law in the Global Community


In 2016, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association  (CLA) partnered with ITN Productions to create a programme for digital transmission.

The object of the programme to was to raise awareness of the CLA as an organisation and to share some of the common challenges Commonwealth lawyers, and lawyers worldwide, share in course of their daily work.  In the last few years we have seen a number of issues arising including lawyers experiencing physical harm and in the worse cases losing their life for defending their clients.

Only through encouraging continued dialogue worldwide can we hope to address some of these challenges. The Commonwealth Lawyers Association is committed to upholding the rule of law and works through its activities and conferences to continue a the worldwide conversation between lawyers.

Practice Makes Perfect: Upholding the Rule of Law in the Global Community

In this film we hear from Amanda Pinto, a barrister, from the Bar Council of England and Wales, Dr Venkat Iyer, barrister and editor of the Commonwealth Lawyer Journal, and Mark Stephens CBE solicitor at Howard Kennedy LLP, in the London studio.  The film also visits our President, Mr R.Santhanakrishnan in Delhi and interviews lawyers from the Supreme Court and our Hon. Life President Mr Soli Sorabjee, the former Attorney General of India on there impressions of the current issues in the legal world and the upcoming challenges lawyers face.