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NAVAL lawyers from around the world came to the area to learn about legal matters in the defence world.

They came from Chile, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Oman to Southwick Park for training by the Royal Navy.

Across five days the lawyers, pictured above, learned about tackling international smuggling, terrorism, piracy and the application of human rights in armed conflict.

Also attending were four Royal Navy barristers and a lawyer from the RAF.

Commodore of naval legal services, Cdre Andrei Spence, said: ‘I was delighted to welcome so many students.

‘That such a broad range of nations wanted to send students reflects the high regard in which Royal Navy training is held overseas.’