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Harper Macleod hosts Chinese delegation to see Scottish legal system in action

Harper Macleod was delighted to host a delegation from the National Immigration Administration of China in its Edinburgh office on Wednesday this week.

The visit was part of the delegation's two-week long trip to the UK, spending a week in London before heading to Edinburgh to learn more of the UK's procedures, policies and enforcement of immigration.

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The group was particularly interested to find out more about the procedure of litigation for immigration cases and the court system in Scotland, and the law around asylum seekers.

Harper Macleod Partner E-Ming Fong, who along with fellow partner Stephen Chan welcomed the delegation to the firm's office in CityPoint, Haymarket, said: "We were chosen to host the delegation in Scotland by their London hosts and arranged a visit to the Court of Session to give the delegation an opportunity to see our legal system in action. We then rounded off the day and the delegation's visit to the UK with three informative talks and an invigorating discussion focussed on Scotland, business, immigration and integration.

"The day was very well received by our guests, who also had a chance to find out about the experiences of people from Scotland migrating to China which presented a different perspective to the overall purpose of the visit."

Harper Macleod operates 17 international desks within the firm, including China, which are managed by lawyers who facilitate our work with companies wishing to enter the UK market from that country, or any UK and other international clients looking to expands into those countries.

E-Ming Fong added: "With offices stretching the length and breadth of Scotland, and expertise in advising upon both rural and urban challenges, Harper Macleod is uniquely well placed in relation to the impact and importance of immigration and the integration challenges which lie ahead. This is especially so when having regard to Scotland's landscape and demographics, which differ from the rest of the UK as a whole."