A GROUP of Huddersfield lawyers has completed a successful training visit to Uganda.
Claire Monkhouse, Anne Pendlebury, Nigel Priestley and Sarah Ward were part of a 55-strong team of lawyers who attended the training sessions during the four-day trip.
The meetings ran at the Africana Hotel in Kampala.
Ms Pendlebury said: "We work in partnership with the Uganda Law Society. They were so pleased with the responses to this year's course that they have already asked a party to come back next November."
For the three years this course has been running, more than 200 lawyers have taken part, ranging from those who are less than one year qualified to those with more than 21 years' experience.
Claire Monkhouse, a member of Young Solicitors' Group, had never visited Africa before the trip. She said: "It was an amazing experience. We didn't just get to see lawyers in action in Kampala, we also went to a town called Mbarara, five hours from the capital, where we were shown round the courts and a local lawyer's office.
"Although culturally we may be different, it was humbling to see how determined many of the lawyers were to improve their working practices and provide a quality service, without many of the resources we take for granted in the UK."
During the time in Uganda, the trainers also visited two law firms, the Uganda Law Society and Legal Resource Centre.
Sarah Ward added: "It was great to see the Resource Centre with more than 3,000 books sent from Huddersfield.
"The next task for the Twinning Group is to send another batch of books out, to be placed in strategic locations around the country."