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UK Justice Minister, Mike Freer visited Cardiff on Monday 25 September to champion Welsh law firms in the international lawtech and legal services sector.

He was working as part of the Ministry of Justice’s GREAT legal services campaign, alongside the Department for Business and Trade to discuss how the UK Government can support Welsh legal firms working internationally – boosting the Welsh economy and showcasing home-grown legal expertise to the four corners of the world.

The visit included a tour of the offices of small business incubator firm, Tramshed Tech and discussions with Welsh law firms and chambers as a session hosted by The Law Society to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by Welsh legal services when venturing into global markets.

Justice Minister Mike Freer said:

“It was great to be in Cardiff and see first-hand how home-grown firms are working to keep UK legal services at the forefront of international trade and innovation.

“Our international legal services sector is so important to our economy, and the Welsh legal sector alone brought in £530 million in 2022, employing around 11,000 people. The UK Government is committed to ensuring all parts of our country benefit from our efforts to support this growth.”

The GREAT Legal Services campaign promotes the UK legal services sector internationally, and this offered the chance for legal professionals in Wales to find out how they can get involved, and be supported.