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Le vendredi 18 Juin a eu lieu sur l’Ecole militaire une cérémonie des couleurs suivis d’une remise de médailles avec sur les rangs un réserviste. Le vendredi 18 Juin a eu lieu sur l’Ecole militaire une cérémonie des couleurs suivis d’une remise de médailles avec sur les rangs un réserviste. Le vendredi 18 Juin a eu lieu sur l’Ecole militaire …

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Video Webinar FBLS Family Law and Brexit

FBLS Family Law and Brexit Webinar of the 10th June 2021 In this Webinar we will consider the impact Brexit had on family law on both sides of the channel. It will look into how French lawyers now deal with a case with a UK element and how English lawyers do so with a case that has a French element. …

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Webinar Zoom L’absence du régime matrimonial au Royaume-Uni

L’absence du régime matrimonial au Royaume-Uni :  comment liquider les intérêts patrimoniaux d’un couple soumis  au droit anglais en cas de divorce ou de succession en France ?  You can watch the Zoom Webinar video   You can read the articles below Click on the link ARTICLE PUBLIE AJ FAMILLE Defrenois Couple anglais deces Article Regime Mat NYSBA Summer 2020 (ENG) Defrenois – couples …

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Report The House Of Lord Virtual Reception 25 January 2021

 Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques – Franco- British Lawyers’ Society Annual Reception ‘House of Lords’(virtual, zoom) held on Monday 25 January 2021 6pm-7pm GMT 19h-20h CET The tradition of the Society is to hold its Annual Reception for members and patrons , in The River Room at the House of Lords, hosted by The Rt Hon The Lord Hope of Craighead …

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La parution des actes du colloque “l’Homme le roi des animaux”

L’Homme, roi des animaux ? La question n’est pas nouvelle. Posée depuis qu’homo sapiens et ses prédécesseurs cohabitent avec cette multitude d’êtres vivants issus de la Création, elle en suscite d’autres. Quel choix s’offre à ce monarque à l’abri de toute procédure de destitution ? Revêtir les habits du tyran, au mieux indifférent, sinon impitoyable, voire sanguinaire ? Ou régner …

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Article by Professor Jim Murdoch CBE describes the problems of the demise of the Erasmus scheme for UK universities.

Article by Professor Jim Murdoch CBE describes the problems of the demise of the Erasmus scheme for UK universities. The article was published on The National by Managing Editor, Callum Baird. To the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education We, the undersigned, write to express our concerns at the withdrawal of the UK from the Erasmus+ programme. …

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Video – 5th Webinar Brexit Where are we now?

  Above (and here) is the video recording of our 5th webinar Brexit where are we now? which took place via Zoom on Wednesday 25 November 2020. BREXIT : where are we now ?   Wednesday 25th of November at 10:30 UK/ 11:30 CET. (Duration approx.110 minutes) This will be the fifth webinar to review the questions and problems presented …

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Obituary Rt Hon The Lord Kerr Of Tonaghmore PC

Rt Hon The Lord Kerr Of Tonaghmore PC (1948-2020)  It is with great regret the Society has received news of the death of Lord Kerr, the last of the original members of the Supreme Court Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As Sir Brian Kerr, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland he became Patron of the Society when the first Belfast Colloquium was launched in June 2007 at the Inn of Court, Royal …

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Video – Webinar 3 on Brexit: Competition and state aides (21 October 2020)

Brexit Referendum UK by George Hodan [CC0]

Our webinar on the public policy problems presented by the UK’s departure from the EU took place on the morning of Wednesday October 21 and will dealt with competition and state aids. The speakers were: Thomas Tindemans, an expert analyst of European politics, Peter Freeman QC CBE Our own Carol Xueref, a judge for fourteen years at the French Competition …

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Video – Webinar 2 on Brexit: Persons, devolved government and courts

Brexit Referendum UK by George Hodan [CC0]

Above (and here) is the video recording of our 2ND PUBLIC POLICY WEBINAR “The end of uncertainty?”: practical questions after BREXIT: Persons, devolved government and courts, held via Zoom on Thursday 30th July 2020. This second webinar, presented by The Franco-British Lawyers’ Society and the School of Law at Glasgow University, focused on persons and the problems of regulation inherent …

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Video – Webinar 1: “The end of uncertainty”: practical questions after Brexit: what lies in store for the UK? How will cooperation work?

Brexit by Daniel Diaz Bardillo 2017 [CC0]

The UK has voted to leave the European Union and is currently discussing the terms upon which future relations will be conducted. It appears that there will be no extension of the time to establish new regimes after January 2021. Immensely important questions need to be settled. On 3 July 2020, The Scottish Section of the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society and …

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WEBINAR “THE END OF UNCERTAINTY”:  PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AFTER BREXIT: WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR THE UK? HOW WILL COOPERATION WORK?

“THE END OF UNCERTAINTY”:  PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AFTER BREXIT: WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR THE UK? HOW WILL COOPERATION WORK? The video of the event is now available at https://fbls.eu/2020/07/29/video-webinar-1-the-end-of-uncertainty-practical-questions-after-brexit-what-lies-in-store-for-the-uk-how-will-cooperation-work/ The UK has voted to leave the European Union and is currently discussing the terms upon which future relations will be conducted.  It appears that there will be no extension of …

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Death of Professor Philippe Malaurie

I am sad to report that Professor  Philippe Malaurie, Emeritus Professor at University Pantheon-Assas (Paris II),  died recently of covid-19, aged 95. Others of my generation who attended Paris II as students will remember Philippe Malaurie. He had Scottish ancestors and was a devout catholic. He became one of the youngest professors of law and taught in France, Vietnam, and …

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Coronavirus – Informations

Coronavirus – please see below a video message recorded by Mr. Guillaume Bazard, Consul Général de France à Londres, addressed to all French residents in London: https://lnkd.in/ejksfHt In case of emergency, please call the French Consulate on 0207 073 1255 or send an email to ecrire.londres-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr Message de l’ Ambassadrice Click on the link Message Ambassadrice 17.03.2020 (1) For further information …

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Oscar Wilde Trial Moot Supreme Court video

This event was a moot based on the historical facts that brought Oscar Wilde to trial back in 1895. The facts of 1895 with the setting 2019 laws showed how far the law traveled. The aim was to get more young lawyers and students involved with the FBLS Society. This is why the team in charge of the organisation was …

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Bilingual (French/English) lawyer wanted

LAW Absolute, a specialist legal recruitment agency in Central London are working in partnership with a London based Global Software Company in their search for a Bilingual (French/English) lawyer. The role: The role will focus primarily on EMEA transactions with a French transactions being the area of particular growth. Candidates: –          Dual qualified (France/England) ideally –          Bilingual (French/English) –          Strong …

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Salon des Associations Françaises en Grande Bretagne 2019

The Franco-British Lawyers Society had the great pleasure of taking part in the Salon des Associations Françaises en Grande Bretagnewhich took place on Saturday 12 October 2019 at Baden-Powell House in London.   This event was organized by the Fédération des Associations Françaises en Grande Bretagne (FAFGB).   The new French Consul in London, Guillaume Bazard, spoke about the importance …

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Browne Jacobson awarded the Franco British Lawyers’ Society / Champagne Louis Roederer Prize 2019.

Reception to present the Franco British Lawyers Society’s prestigious Annual Award: the prix Champagne Louis Roederer. Catherine Palmer, past President of FBLS England and Wales, current director.   Photographer: Alexander McIntyre   Caroline Green, senior partner at Browne Jacobson LLP, and Dominique Tai, chargée de la clientèle française at Browne Jacobson LLP, firm that won the prix Champagne Louis Roederer  2019; Richard Billett, …

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Visit of the CJEU on 25th June 2019

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Publication – Should wills and property titles be administered on a blockchain? Video and Slides

The Franco-British Lawyers Society hosted, on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at the Edinburgh Law School, a lecture by the Notary students of the Law School of the University of Lorraine entitled “Should wills and property titles be administered on a blockchain? The view from France”. Video of the presentation (YouTube) or Click on the video below PowerPoint Presentation (PDF format) …

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Information regarding Brexit

Dear Member, Please find bellow information in respect of Brexit: 1) From the French Consulat in London 2) From Professional Regulatory Bodies 1) Informations du Consulat Général de France à Londres: Retrouvez toutes les informations sur le portail interministériel du Gouvernement français : Brexit en Pratique : www.brexit.gouv.fr et sur le site internet du Consulat : www.uk.ambafrance.org/-Brexit  Pour recevoir les …

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Publication – Trust et Fiducie – Dossier Revue Droit & Patrimoine

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Legal Careers Forum

The Franco-British Lawyers Society was very pleased to welcome a fully packed room of young lawyers and students attending our Legal Careers Forum. They had the opportunity to exchange with a panel composed of: Simon Horsington, Barrister Grays Inn, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers. Former Legal Director Fidelity International, Global Attorney PIMCO, Counsel Regulator IMRO, Founder member of and Vice-Président …

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Art Law conference: “Regulation and the Art Market”

On Tuesday 23 October the Franco-British Lawyers Society has organised a conference on Regulation and the Art Market as part of its Art Law cycle of conference, attended by a very large number of participants. Our distinguished experts drawn from the fine arts market and the law discussed a range of topical issues affecting this important and growing sector. The …

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60th Anniversary of the French Constitution

Monday 22 October the Franco-British Lawyers Society has organised an event to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the French Constitution, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United Kingdom and the British Academy. This event was opened by HE Jean-Pierre JOYET, French Ambassador in the United Kingdom, followed by a keynote by The Rt Hon The Baroness HALE of …

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Annual Colloquium 2018 in Edinburgh – Publications

Edinburgh from Calton Hill (2015) Giuseppe Milo (CC-BY)

On Friday 28th September 2018 we held our Annual Colloquium 2018 at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The Colloquium was entitled ‘Brexit: the practical and legal consequences for the constituent parts of the UK and France, including the devolved administrations’ This page archives the programme, proceedings and pictures relating to this event. Programme – Edinburgh Brexit Colloque 2018 (PDF Document) …

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Annual Colloquium 2018 – Brexit : the practical and legal consequences for the constituent parts of the UK and France, including the devolved administrations

Edinburgh from Calton Hill (2015) Giuseppe Milo (CC-BY)

The 2018 Franco-British Lawyers’ Society Annual Colloquium will take place in the Scottish Parliament (Edinburgh) on Friday 28 September 2018, and be followed by a reception and a Gala Dinner at Edinburgh Castle. You can find more information about the colloquium in the programme bellow. https://fbls.eu/event/annual-colloquium-2018/?instance_id=1193 We hope very much that you will be able to attend this unique event. Best regards  

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Dîner de Gala du Colloque Maritime Franco-Britannique 2018

A l’issue du Colloque Maritime Franco-Britannique 2018 un dîner de Gala fut organisé dans les Salons de réception du Gouverneur Militaire de Paris à l’Hôtel national des Invalides. L’évènement fut introduit par un quatuor de clarinette de la Garde Républicaine. En présence de hautes personnalités civiles et militaires, parmi lesquels Vincent BOUVIER, Secrétaire Général de la Mer et le Général de corps d’armée …

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Colloque Maritime Franco-Britannique 2018

Ce colloque maritime, exceptionnel, juridique, naval et universitaire, inauguré en 2006 à l’EOCM de Lanveoc-Brest, puis au Britannia Royal Naval College de Dartmouth et qui s’est tenu à tour de rôle à Greenwich (Londres) et à Paris, a eu lieu le 25 juin au Secrétariat Général de la Mer (Paris) et a réuni 250 personnes. Il fut cette année co-organisé …

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Prix Champagne Louis Roederer

  Reception to present the Franco British Lawyers Society’s prestigious Annual Award: the prix Champagne Louis Roederer Jointly created by the Franco British Lawyers Society and the Champagne Louis Roederer, the prize is awarded to an organisation, law firm, in-house legal department, charitable organisation or individual that has demonstrated an “outstanding contribution to helping French women lawyers practise in London”. Sponsors Gide Lorette …

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Départ du VA Patrick CHEVALLEREAU, Attaché de défense

Après avoir consacré sa carrière à la défense de son Pays, le Vice-Amiral Patrick CHEVALLEREAU prend sa retraite et sera succédé dans sa fonction d’attaché de défense par le Contre-Amiral Luc PAGÈS. Lors d’une cérémonie organisée à la Résidence de France, l’Ambassadeur Jean Pierre JOUYET a rendu hommage à sa brillante carrière et au travail accompli à Londres. Le Colonel Antoine …

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In Memoriam – Sir Ewen Fergusson

Sir Ewen Fergusson Banner 2018 by Caroline Wu

Sir Ewen was Patron of the Society, the first British Ambassador in France to be so. He was Patron from its launch at the Inaugural Annual Colloqium in Paris September 1990. On the 28 June at St Paul’s Cathedral he was remembered and his banner laid up on the 200th Anniversary of the Order of St Michael and St George. …

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Appel du 18 juin

The Appel 18 juin took place in front of the statue of de Gaulle opposite his wartime HQ FFF Carlton Terrace, London in the presence of SE Jean Pierre JOUYET Ambassadeur, Alexandre Holroyd Député, Olivier CADIC et Joëlle GARRIAUD-MAYLAM Sénateurs, Sylvaine CARTA-LE VERT Consule Général, and officers of the military mission. The Appel was read by a mid-ship officer from “l’Ecole Navale”. …

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Le Prix Universitaire Robertson-Horsington 2018 a été attribué à l’Université de Strasbourg

Lors du dîner annuel de l’AJFB, à la Maison du Barreau à Paris le 23 mars, le Prix Universitaire Robertson-Horsington fut décerné à l’Université de Strasbourg pour leur Double-Maîtrise en droits français et anglais offerte en partenariat avec the University of Leicester. Le président de l’AJFB/FBLS, Ian FORRESTER a souligné dans son discours que l’objectif de l’Association était de promouvoir …

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Le dîner annuel de l’association à la Maison du Barreau le 23 mars 2018

Le dîner annuel de l’Association des juristes franco-britanniques a réuni, le 23 mars dernier, dans les salons de la Maison du Barreau, de nombreuses personnalités du monde juridique des deux rives de la Manche. Invité d’honneur de ce dîner, Rt Hon. Lord PHILLIPS of WORTH MATRAVERS KG PC QC, ancien président de la Cour suprême du Royaume-Uni, y présenta le …

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Consultations Gratuites is looking for French-speaking lawyers volunteers

Consultations Gratuites (http://www.consultationsgratuites.org.uk) is looking for French-speaking lawyers to volunteer one evening a month in their free legal advice clinic. Consultations Gratuites is based in Islington (Angel) and runs on a drop in basis every Thursday evening between 7pm and 8pm and is for the benefit of the French community in London. The clinic operates since 2008 and is sponsored …

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International Women’s Day – Thursday 8 March 2018

The Society is supporting International Women’s Day 2018. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Few facts on gender equality The UK Equal Pay Act 1970 prohibits any less favourable treatment between men and women in terms of pay …

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The Society’s Annual Reception at the House of Lords on 29 January 2018

The Society held Annual Reception in the River Room House of Lords on the 29 January 2018 by invitation of The Right Honourable Lord HOPE of CRAIGHEAD KT PC FRSE, by kind permission of The Right Honourable Lord FOWLER Kt PC, Lord Speaker in the presence of Judge Ariane AMSON, liaison judge at the French Embassy representing the French Ambassador …

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UK Academic Prize awarded to the University of Essex

The FBLS UK Academic Prize was awarded this year to the University of Essex for the joint-degree programme, LLB – Master 1 : English and French Law, that its School of Law offers in partnership with three French universities, Paris Ouest Nanterre, Lyon 3 Jean Moulin and Toulouse 1 Capitole. The award ceremony took place on the 29th of January …

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Legal Careers Forum – Thursday 22 March 2018, 6.00 – 9.00pm

LEGAL CAREERS FORUM Thursday 22 March 2018, 6.00 – 9.00pm The University of Law, 14 Store Street, London WC1E 7DE Followed by drinks kindly provided by the University of Law All law students, trainees and recently qualified lawyers are invited to attend the Forum, organised in conjunction with The University of Law – Bloomsbury. Members of the Panel will address …

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Ian FORRESTER elected new President and Charles du COUËDIC de KERÉRANT elected new General Secretary of the Franco-British Lawyers Society

On 29th January 2018, following the Board Meeting, the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society, at its annual meeting in the River Room, House of Lords, has announced the election of its new President, Ian FORRESTER QC, Judge in the General Court of the European Union, for a three year term. Judge FORRESTER is the third Scottish judge to serve as President, following …

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Invitation à l’hommage rendu à Myriam Ezratty le vendredi 2 février

Chantal Arens, première présidente de la cour d’appel de Paris, vous invite à participer à l’hommage qui sera rendu le vendredi 2 février à 17 heures, à la première chambre, à Myriam Ezratty, première présidente de la cour d’appel de 1988 à 1996, présidente de l’association de 1996 à 1999, disparue le 7 septembre 2017. Réponse souhaitée avant le 25 …

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2018 – Bonne année / Happy New Year – 2018

The Franco-British Lawyers Society wishes you a Happy New Year! We are all looking forward to welcome you to our events organised in 2018. L’association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques vous souhaite une très belle année 2018! Nous sommes impatients de vous retrouver lors des événements que nous organiserons en 2018!

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Looking for a Lecturer in Business Law University Dauphine Paris London Campus

Lecturer in Business Law University Paris-Dauphine London Campus, specialized in International business, Management and Economics, is recruiting an Hourly paid Lecturer in Business Law for its bachelor programme. Main duties and responsibilities: To teach at undergraduate level: a 27h module from January to April 2018. To contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum. To coordinate …

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Belfast Colloquium: Brexit, citizenship and fundamental rights in the Irish context

On Saturday 18 November 2017 the Franco-British Lawyers Society held with support from Bar Council of Northern Ireland, the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast and the French Embassy to the United Kingdom a colloquium at the Inn of Court in Northern Ireland in Belfast on: Brexit, citizenship and fundamental rights in the Irish context The colloquium was …

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Update on family law – Children matters England v France

Over 70 persons attended the Franco-British Lawyers Society Family Law conference kindly hosted and sponsored by Charles Russell & Speechlys on Monday 13 November 2017 The Panel included: Richard Collins, Partner at Charles Russell & Speechlys, solicitor and mediator Marina Faggionato, Queen Elizabeth Building, barrister Nadège Marty-Davies, Avocat au Barreau de Toulouse Françoise Bonnaillie-Valmorin, Avocat au Barreau de Paris, Solicitor in …

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The society attended the World War I commemorations on 11th November

The Society attended the World War I commemorations organised by the French Embassy in the United Kingdom on Saturday 11th November 2017   Brookwood cemetery ceremony Simon HORSINGTON (FBLS) and Ian REED (Director of the Yorkshire Air Museum)   Simon HORSINGTON (FBLS), Vice-Amiral Patrick CHEVALLEREAU (Défense attaché), Charles du COUËDIC de KERÉRANT (FBLS) and Capitaine de Vaisseau Luc RAYNAL (Naval …

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Full programme and registration for next week’s Belfast Colloquium: Brexit, citizenship and fundamental rights in the Irish context

This is a reminder that the full programme of our forthcoming Belfast Colloquium, next week, on ‘Brexit, citizenship and fundamental rights in the Irish context’ , as well as the registration information and website, can be found our website here: https://fbls.eu/event/belfast-colloquium-brexit-citizenship-and-fundamental-rights-in-the-irish-context/?instance_id=1150 

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Publications – Brexit and Business Colloquium (London 2017)

Brexit by Daniel Diaz Bardillo 2017 [CC0]

On 22nd September 2017, The Franco-British Lawyers Society, the Franco-British Council and the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills organised a colloquium on Brexit and Business. Here are the documents relevant to this event (more will be added shortly): Video (produced by Dynomite Productions for HSF)   Article du Monde Le journal Le Monde était à notre colloque 2017 de Londres ‘Brexit …

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Le Monde était à notre colloque de Londres ‘Brexit and Business’

Le journal Le Monde était à notre colloque 2017 de Londres ‘Brexit and Business’. Eric Albert, correspondant du Monde  à Londres, prenait notamment le pouls des entreprises françaises face au Brexit. ‘Face au Brexit, les entreprises françaises dans l’incertitude’, Edition des abonnés au Monde,  en savoir plus sur http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2017/10/06/face-au-brexit-les-entreprises-francaises-dans-l-incertitude_5197042_3234.html

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Forum des Associations françaises en Grande Bretagne 2017

L’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques / Franco-British Lawyers Society était présente au Forum des Associations françaises en Grande Bretagne organisé le samedi 7 octobre 2017 à Baden Powell House par la Fédération des Associations Françaises en Grande Bretagne. Nous avons eu le plaisir d’avoir la visite de Son Excellence Jean-Pierre JOUYET, Ambassadeur de France au Royaume-Uni et de Madame Sylvaine CARTA …

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In Memoriam Myriam Ezratty (1929-2017)

Texte de Simon Horsington en francais (merci á Béatrice Castellane pour la traduction) et en anglais, ci-dessous Lire aussi: Madame Ezratty par le Batonnier Bernard Vatier Lire aussi : “Disparition – Myriam Ezratty magistrate” – Guy CANIVET, Ancien Premier President de la cour de cassation, dans Le Monde 13 septembre 2017 C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous avons appris qu’elle …

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A faster website

Highway 401 (2011) Nayu Kim CC BY 2.0

We have moved our website to a new server (still with our hosting provider GoDaddy). This has significantly improved performance and how fast you can access the website. The short video below shows that whereas it used to take around 10 seconds to load the home page for a first time user, this load time is now down to 3-4 …

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Dauphine University London Looking for contract law lecturer

– 1 Contract Law Lecturer : year 2 course of our undergraduate Global bachelor programme. DESCRIPTIVE: The course aims at presenting the notion of contract, contract law and obligation in the United Kingdom. It builds on knowledge students have acquired from first year (introduction of common/civil law, public/private law, and business law)… It will provide a general and sophisticated knowledge of …

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Visit of the CJEU on 11th July 2017

A delegation from the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society (AJFB/FBLS/Society) was welcomed on a visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU/court) on 11th July 2017, initiated by Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the CJEU. Members of the Society from England, Scotland and France had meetings with three judges of the court: Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston QC, Advocate General …

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The Prix Champagne Louis Roederer 2017 awarded to French law firm Gide and family law specialist Françoise Bonnaillie-Valmorin

Prix Roederer 2017

The prix Champagne Louis Roederer was awarded at the Residence of the French Ambassador on 18 May 2016. This year there two winners: (i) French law firm Gide, and (ii) family law specialist Françoise Bonnaillie-Valmorin (pictured above next to Catherine Palmer and Louis Roederer’s UK representative). We remind our members that the Prix Champagne Louis Roederer is awarded every year …

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Simon Horsington invested as Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Horsington - Légion d’Honneur 2017 (1) by Mia Forbes-Pirie

Simon Horsington, one of the original founders of the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society, has been appointed as ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’ by the President of the French Republic. He was invested with the insignia of the order by Admiral Patrick Chevallereau, Defence Attaché with the French Embassy in London, at a ceremony at the Ambassador’s official Residence on 16 June …

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FBLS Patron Lord Phillips presented with the insignia of Officier of the Legion d’Honneur by French Ambassador

FBLS Patron Lord Phillips Officier of the Legion d'Honneur (2)

Congratulations to Patron Rt Hon Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers who has been presented with the insignia of Officier of the Legion d’Honneur by HE French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann at her residence ( 22 May 2017) ______________________________________ Lord Phillips has been a patron of the Society since its early days. Initially as a High Court Judge in London and through …

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FBLS awards 2017 Prix Universitaire Robertson-Horsington to Université Toulouse1 Capitole for joint-degree programme in partnership with Bangor University

From left to right: Simon Horsington, founder of the Prix Universitaire Robertson-Horsington; Dr Oana Macovei, Université Tououse1 Capitole;  Dr Vivienne Forrest, Academic Director of the FBLS; Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor University School of Law; Guy Canivet, Le Premier Président Honoraire de La Cour de Cassation.

FBLS Prix Universitaire Robertson-Horsington  Award Ceremony The Prix Universitaire Robertson-Horsington was awarded this year to Université Toulouse1 Capitole, France, for the joint-degree programme, LLB – Master1: English Law and French Law, that it offers in partnership with Bangor University, Wales. The award ceremony took place at the annual dinner of the AJFB hosted by Bâtonnier Bernard Vatier, President of the …

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Avocats parisiens in-house en Grande Bretagne

Le Bâtonnier de l’ordre des avocats à la cour de Paris, Frédéric Sicart a porté à la connaissance de madame l’Ambassadeur afin qu’elle soit diffusée, la résolution adoptée le 28 février 2017 par le conseil de l’ordre dans les termes suivants : « Le Conseil de l’Ordre décide d’aligner sa position sur celle du CCBE pour admettre que l’avocat parisien …

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Publications – Powers of attorney and legal incapacity in France and Scotland

The Franco-British Lawyers Society, in association with the Edinburgh School of Law, hosted, on Wednesday 15th March 2017, a lecture by the Notary students of the Law School of the University of Lorraine entitled “Powers of attorney and legal incapacity in France and Scotland”. Video of the presentation (YouTube) or Click on the video below   Here are the PowerPoint …

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Publications – House of Lords Reception 2017

Palace of Westminster at night (2007) DAVID ILIFF License CC-BY-SA 3.0

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Publications – Alerte professionnelle (whistleblowing) 2016

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Franco British Lawyers Society announce prestigious Annual Award in conjunction with Champagne Louis Roederer

Franco British Lawyers Society announce prestigious Annual Award in conjunction with Champagne  Louis Roederer The prix Champagne Louis Roederer will be awarded at the Residence of the French Ambassador on the 23rd of July 2019 to an organisation, law firm, in -house legal department or charitable organisation which has made an outstanding contribution in helping French women lawyers practise in …

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Publications – Belfast Colloquium 2015 – Suspicious deaths

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Publications – Colloquium 2015 Environment Law

Whitelee Wind Farm (2010) Scottish Government (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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Edition 2015 de la visite de la CJUE

L’AJFB adresse ses chaleureux remerciements à toutes les personnes qui ont participé au succès de la quatrième visite de la CJUE proposée par l’AJFB le 7 juillet 2015. Un diner informel s’est tenu la veille. Les trente-et-un inscrits ont eu la joie et l’honneur : – d’assister à une audience du Tribunal (Bank Mellat/Conseil de l’Union Européenne : mesures restrictives …

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The FBLS at the London Legal Walk 2015

THE LONDON LEGAL WALK 2015 (10Km from Royal Courts to Hyde Park and back):  the  Franco-British Lawyers’ Society team at the start,  in Gray’s Inn and then Carey Street, London. Thank you  to all the walkers, organising team, sponsors, donors and thanks to 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, Barristers Chambers for giving the Society’s walkers a base.         …

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La protection des données personnelles en France et au Royaume-Uni à l’aune du droit européen

L’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques (AJFB) a organisé à la Bibliothèque de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris une conférence sur « La protection des données personnelles en France et au Royaume-Uni à l’aune du droit européen » sous la présidence d’Irène Arnaudeau, ancienne Présidente de la Section Française de l’AJFB. Cette conférence du 1er décembre dernier avait pour objet d’examiner les …

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Dîner annuel de l’AJFB 2015

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Publications – Belfast ECHR and Religion event 2015

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Publications – Edinburgh Succession Event 2015

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Tribute to Lord Prosser

William David Prosser was widely regarded as one of the most intellectually outstanding minds in the Scottish legal profession – of his or any other generation. After gaining a double first in classics at Corpus Christi College,Oxford, he read law at the University of Edinburgh. He was admitted to the faculty of Advocates in 1962 and took silk in 1974. …

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2015 London Legal Walk With the FBLS

LLW 2014 walking logo

Dear Members As you may know, the 2015 Legal walk will take place in London on May 18th. The Legal Walk is a 10km walk in London organised by the London Legal Support Trust (LLST) to raise money for free legal advice charities in London and the South East. On this occasion, the Franco British Lawyers Society is building up …

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Bernard Vatier’ speech at the House of Lords

Palace of Westminster at night (2007) DAVID ILIFF License CC-BY-SA 3.0

Three weeks ago in Paris some journalists were killed. The killers wanted to punish them for blasphemy. At the same time, some Jewish people were killed. The killers wanted to punish them for being Jews. Such slaughters were committed in the name of religion. The people in the streets, either in Paris or everywhere in the world claimed the freedom …

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Bernard Vatier elected new President of the Franco-British Lawyers Society

Bernard Vatier President FBLS AJFB (2014) (c) Alexander McIntyre

Following the Board Meeting of the Franco-British Lawyers Society held in London on 10 October 2014, Bernard Vatier was nominated as the new President of the FBLS. Bernard Vatier, who will be in office for the next three years, is a Paris-based practising lawyer. He is also a former Bâtonnier of the Paris Bar and former President of the European …

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Publications – Paris Arbitration Event 2013

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Publications – London succession event 2014

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Publications from the 2014 Colloque on Competition

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Our tribute to Rosalie Jorda

AJFB/FBLS – A TRIBUTE TO ROSALIE JORDA – 21 May 2014 Simon J Horsington, Vice-Président, fondateur de l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: …. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;” [Ecc. 3] This evening …

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“Les Annonces de la Seine” parlent du dîner annuel 2014 de l’AJFB à la Maison du Barreau de Paris

De gauche á droite: Michael Tugendhat, Jean-Marie Burguburu, Frédéric H. Goldberg, Hugh Mercer, Katherine Lisfranc, Jean-Marc Sauvé, Irène Arnaudeau, Simon Horsington, Stanley Chaney, Francis Hamon et Bernard Vatier (c) Jean-René Tancrède

“Les Annonces de la Seine” reviennent, dans l’article de Jean-René Tancrède du 12 mai 2014, sur le diner annuel de l’association, à la Maison du Barreau de Paris, avec pour hôte d’honneur Hugh Mercer. Article: Jean-René Tancrède, Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques, Les Annonces de la Seine, 12 mai 2014. Photo: Jean-René Tancrède (c) 2014, Cliquez ci-dessous pour avoir l’image en …

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L’Appel du 18 Juin 1940 – Général Charles de Gaulle – London 2014

Anne Faure, President of the Fedération des Associations Francaises en Grande Bretagne (FAFGB), with Simon Horsington, Vice-President d’honneur founder of the FBLS

Présidente de la Fédération des Associations Françaises en Grande Bretagne (FAFGB), Anne Faure, avec Simon Horsington, Vice-Président d’honneur et fondateur de L’Association qui porte la Gerbe pour la cérémonie de l’anniversaire de “l’Appel du 18 juin 1940” du Général de Gaulle. La cérémonie a eu lieu devant la statue de De Gaulle à Carlton Terrace Gardens Londres, en présence de …

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Pictures of the FBLS at the Legal Walk 2014

Left to right: Robert Stevenson, Christopher Devereux, Sally Osborn, Catherine Palmer, Bénédicte Viort (London Legal Walk 2014)

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Consultations Gratuites à Londres a un nouveau site internet

Nos amis et collègues de “Consultations Gratuites à Londres” ont un nouveau site internet http://www.consultationsgratuites.org.uk/ Des avocats (solicitors, barristers ou avocats français) bénévoles répondent en français à vos questions juridiques sur le droit locatif et droit du travail anglais ou vous aiguilleront vers les services adéquats en fonction de leur compétence. Les avocats reçoivent par ordre d’arrivée. Ils passeront un maximum …

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