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UK barrister admitted to practice foreign law in Aus

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A UK-based competition barrister has become what’s being described as the first-ever lawyer to gain an Australian Registration Certificate, enabling him to practice foreign law in the country.

Kings Chambers barrister Adam Aldred has nabbed the Australian Registration Certificate, which entitles him to advise Australian solicitors and their clients on competition law issues affecting them which have a UK or EU dimension.

According to a statement provided to Lawyers Weekly, this includes merger control, regulatory investigations, dominance, global litigation, international trading arrangements and compliance.

“I am pleased to be able to extend my practice so I can help Australian businesses too,” Mr Aldred said.

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“Competition law is global. A huge number of Australian businesses, both large and small, operate on the global stage. With the Australian Registration Certificate, I can readily help Australian businesses and their solicitors when the competition law issues they face have a UK or EU element, as they often will.”

Gary Young, chief clerk at Kings Chambers, praised Mr Aldred, saying his expertise is a huge value-add to anyone he works alongside.

“This is fantastic news. We are a globally-minded set and we’re lucky to have barristers such as Adam who specialise in niche areas of practice and are committed to offering the best service to a high professional standard,” Mr Young said.

“Adam is very easy to work with. His advice can be sought on an ad hoc basis or he can be readily incorporated into a team for longer term projects.”

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