An Indian lawyer who came to the UK on a British Council Scholarship has helped launch a Law Society-sponsored bi-lateral association between Britain and India.
Sanjay Gogia, formerly of Khaitan & Co in New Delhi and now a trainee with Allen & Overy, said that when he arrived in London he was surprised that no such organisation existed, especially considering the "strong cultural links that exist between the two countries and their legal systems".
He first approached the Law Society with the idea in May of last year.
"I feel very satisfied to see the British-Indian Law Association materialise. It will be of benefit to the professions in both countries," said Gogia.
"There is an immense amount of interest, both from those people with existing links to India and those who are interested in establishing them. The purpose of this type of association will be to promote fellowship, understanding and improved relationships between the two legal communities."