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City Law School trains Kazakhstani lawyers

A cohort of judges and lawyers from Kazakhstan have completed an INTO City course at the City Law School.

by Matthew Little (Communications Officer)

The twelve strong delegation travelled to London to receive specialist teaching at the City Law School before taking what they had learnt back to their careers in Kazakhstan.

INTO provides international students with a range of pre-university courses to help them prepare for direct entry to a wide range of postgraduate and undergraduate degrees.

The course covered a wide range of subjects relating to the English legal system with particular emphasis on dispute resolution and commercial law.

On the course, students were able to meet with English judges and lawyers and visited the Supreme Court, the Old Bailey and the Immigration Tribunal.

Yerlan Yessenbayev, a lawyer in finance of South Kazakhstan, said: “I am very glad to have studied at the City Law School with INTO. We all were able to improve our general legal vocabulary as well as learn concepts in English jurisprudence.

“The most significant thing that I have taken from this course was in contract law. We got to study the financial court in the UK and dealt with cases on breach of contracts. This is an interesting topic which I cover in my career, so I am going to continue studying this part of UK law to help contribute to Kazakhstani legislation.

Yerlan Yessenbayev, a lawyer in finance of South Kazakhstan

“Now that I have completed this course, I will go onto study at the Academy of Justice in Kazakhstan and hopefully go on to become a judge.”

David Amos, Associate Professor in The City Law School, who co-ordinated the academic element of the programme, said:

“It was a very positive experience hosting our second delegation of judges and lawyers from Kazakhstan. They were an excellent group who were talented lawyers and a pleasure to work with.

“The course also demonstrated the broad expertise of tutors within the Law School. We hope this leads to further co-operation between City and lawyers in Kazakhstan.”

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