Legal services

The UK has a global reputation as a leading centre for international legal services and dispute resolution.

UK legal services are GREAT

A forward-looking, dynamic and accessible legal sector, empowering businesses around the globe to flourish.

World-class lawyers

UK lawyers are globally recognised for their expertise and have been offering unparalleled legal advice to international businesses for generations.

Leaders in dispute resolution

UK lawyers can help you close cross-border business deals, manage financial transactions, govern commercial contracts and resolve international disputes.

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25%+

of the world's legal jurisdictions are founded on English common law

80%

of parties at the London Court of International Arbitration are from overseas

£1.1 bn

world class justice centre to be built in the heart of legal London

40%

of all global corporate arbitrations are governed by English law

200+

foreign law firms are based in the UK

5

of the 15 largest Global 100 law firms have their main base in the UK

Who we are

Run by the UK government's Ministry of Justice, the 'Legal Services are GREAT' team facilitates relationships between UK legal professionals, international businesses and legal professionals.

Who we work with

At the UK government's Ministry of Justice, we work with international businesses seeking legal advice, overseas legal professionals seeking legal advice and UK legal professionals interested in working with international businesses.

Government and regulatory alignment

The UK government's funding supports development and innovation in areas such as regulation of the LawTech industry.

Encouraging innovation

There are an increasing number of innovation spaces opening across the UK for start-up LawTech companies to develop software and products.

Legal Services are GREAT visit Nigeria

“Meeting the UK legal delegation was a great opportunity to connect with professionals that have been a sounding board for my strategic goals at Paystack. The networking event helped introduce me to a number of lawyers that are happy to jump on a call if I need to discuss activities regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the EU’s GDPR or how best to structure our growing legal department.” Naomi Amobi, Legal and Regulatory Counsel, Paystack, Nigeria

Next steps

Whether you’re looking for a supplier or starting a business in the UK, we can help. Get in touch with us for simple, straightforward help and advice on how to do business in the UK.