In light of the COVID-19 situation the London International Weekend will not held in person this year. However, the event will be held virtually on the 26th of September 2020, organised together by the European Young Bar Association, the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England and Wales, the London Young Lawyers Group and the Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association.

International Weekend ordinarily provides delegates with a mix of technical and legal presentations, skills-based seminars, an overview of the legal system in England and Wales and an introduction to the City of London.

It’s an opportunity to meet fellow junior lawyers from across Europe and even further afield, discover the best that London has to offer, enjoy a stimulating educational programme and benefit from crucial networking.

This year we’re unable to offer the full International Weekend experience but we’re still keen to provide a forum where junior lawyers from international jurisdictions can meet and learn together. This is particularly important in the current climate where junior lawyers from around the globe have all been impacted by the pandemic giving the opportunity to learn from a shared experience.

Outline programme (subject to change) 

Timings in British Standard Time (BST) (London time)

  • 10.30am to 10.45am – welcome addresses
  • 10.50am to 11.05am – keynote address
  • 11.10am to 11.45am – the future of the legal profession in different jurisdictions in light of COVID-19
  • 11.50am to 12.35pm – lunch break and private chat networking
  • 12.40pm to 1.30pm – quiz
  • 1.35pm to 2.05pm – wellbeing for junior lawyers in a digital age
  • 2.10pm to 2.40pm – how to successfully win new business and/or make a pitch in a virtual world
  • 2.45pm to 3.00pm – closing remarks
  • 3.00pm to 3.15pm – interval
  • 3.15pm to 4.15pm – European Young Bar Association (EYBA) General Meeting
  • 5.00pm to 6.00pm – post event e-soiree (separate registration link below)

Download the full programme (PDF 148 KB)

There will be a number of great speakers at this event – download the speaker profiles (PDF 302 KB) to get a first look.


The event is free but places are limited so booking is essential.

Book your place for the conference

To book your place for the International Weekend programme, please register here. Bookings close 48 hours before the start date.

Login instructions will be sent to the email address provided for your registration nearer the time.

Book your place for the post event e-soiree – Saturday 26 September 2020, 5pm (BST) / 6pm (CET)

Following the close of the formal International Weekend programme you are invited to attend a networking e-soiree via Zoom.  

This event is hosted by the London Young Lawyers Group, European Young Bar Association, Junior Lawyers Division and the Middle Temple Young Barristers Association.

This will be an opportunity to network with your international peers.

The sign-up to attend the e-soiree networking is completely separate from the main International Weekend event. Please follow the sign-up link here.

You will be added to the delegate list and sent the Zoom details together with the meeting joining link nearer the time.