SPANISH lawyers may soon be able to practice in the UK.
The University of Malaga (UMA) wants its law graduates to become the first in Spain to be recognised by the English Bar.
The project has the backing of British lawyer John Brebner who worked in London until retiring to Torremolinos in 1998.
Since 2009 he has headed the university’s course on English law, which lectures in English.
The university has filed a request for the Bar to recognise its degrees, so graduates can present themselves for the entrance exam.
The goal is make it easier for Malaga graduates to move to England and to attract English students to study law at UMA.
“Studying for a degree here will be like studying in Manchester but with a much better environment and climate,” said Brebner.