SEAL is a London-based organisation which exists as a forum for English and American lawyers to meet and exchange views on professional, business, academic and cultural matters of interest and concern to them.  Its aims are pursued at regular social functions held throughout the year and at seminars and presentations which SEAL organises on specialised topics of interest to lawyers in jurisdictions on both sides of the Atlantic. 

SEAL’s membership comprises both English and American lawyers, and is open to individuals as well as law firms and barristers’ chambers.  Current members range from senior members of the English judiciary to those still seeking qualification representing a broad diversity of practice areas.  Membership is open to all English and American lawyers. 

In addition to our events, SEAL also has links with institutions providing legal education and with other organisations to which lawyers may belong (such as English Bar and Law Society groups and State and City Bar Associations), and seeks to further such relationships.  SEAL members may be invited to meetings organised by these organisations, and their members may likewise be invited to seminars and other presentations organised by SEAL.  Through such links, SEAL is able to offer its own members and the members of its affiliated organisations an unparalleled network of contacts amongst English and American lawyers practising in different aspects of the law.

President: Lord Justice Rix

Chairman: Marty Rolle

Treasurer: Ross Crail

Secretary: Kristin Kirwan-Taylor

For a new member’s Application Form, please contact:

Glyn Trevillion (Administrator).     email:

Welcome to SEAL