Japanese review

The Japanese Ministry of Justice is conducting a review of its policy with respect to foreign law firms. According to Jonathan Goldsmith, the director of the Law Society's international directorate, the exercise is being taken as part of a move towards liberalisation. He said that Japan was facing a big bang similar to that in the City in 1986. He added that David Keating, council member and chair of the International Committee, and Law Society president Tony Girling would be in Japan at the end of June to give evidence to the appointed committee.