I was interested to read your article on the market for law firms in Poland.
I was privileged to be part of the Law Society’s first Book Bus project in 1991, which visited Poland among other former communist states. In co-operation with the European Law Students Association and Sweet & Maxwell, a coach crammed full of English language law books, dictionaries and teaching texts, not to mention law students, junior lawyers and academics, left Chancery Lane and travelled to law faculties in Kracow, Budapest and Prague.
We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed some excellent workshops with the students we met.
It is heartening to see such a dynamic legal market in Poland and one which is so optimistic. Hopefully our books were of some small assistance to students who are, no doubt, now leaders of their profession in that country, as well as in Hungary and the Czech Republic.
I would like to know the whereabouts of other Book Bus passengers.
Meanwhile, I intend to take a leaf out of WKB’s Jan Rolinski’s book and will be sourcing Polish apple juice for our own clients.
Tony Roe, Tony Roe Solicitors, Theale, Berkshire