Taking forward the exchange of legal practitioners, India and United kingdom on Wednesday signed MoU for enhancing bilateral cooperation in legal affairs. Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is on United Kingdom visit from 6-10 July, 2018, met with David Gauke, Secretary of State for Justice, UK and discussed taking forward the exchange of legal practitioners on the basis of reciprocity in accordance with the prevailing legal provisions in their respective countries.
The two Ministers later signed a MoU for enhancing bilateral cooperation in legal affairs which, inter alia, provides a framework for promoting greater co-operation between the judicial and legal professionals in both countries through exchange of expertise and training; exchanging information regarding current issues of international significance.
The MoU also provides for establishment of a Joint Consultative Committee to facilitate such exchange. Prasad informed his counterpart about the progress made in India in the field of ensuring access to justice for all, particularly using the power of technology through initiatives like Tele-Law, e-Court services and digitization of Courts in India. The two ministers reiterated their commitment to deepening bilateral cooperation in legal matters, including Arbitration, Legal training and exchange of best practices, taking advantage of the shared common law heritage of the two countries.