Events

May
19
Thu
DAY VISIT EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
May 19 – May 20 all-day

DAY VISIT
EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
A l ’invitation de Tim Eicke, juge britannique à la CEDH Mattias Guyomar, juge français à la CEDH

Strasbourg, 19 – 20 /05/2022

With apologies for the delays (due to last minute missions by our host in Strasbourg) this is our confirmation of the visit in two weeks to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on the evening of Thursday May 19 and the day of Friday May 20.  We will begin with a cheerful dinner in a Strasbourg restaurant at which we can meet Judge Eicke and one or two of his colleagues. On the Friday morning we will meet at the Court for a series of meetings with members of the Court and its staff.   The topics will reflect the numerous human rights challenges of the day.

The visit will end on Friday afternoon.  The pleasures of Alsace in spring are considerable, so you may wish to browse around the city of Strasbourg or the vineyards which lie to the west.

For lodging the Hilton Hotel is close and quite attractive.  Another hotel, though more costly,  is the Cour de Corbeau 6-8 Rue des Couples, 67000 Strasbourg.  An alternative, more modestly priced, is the Hotel du Dragon, rue du Dragon 67000 Strasbourg.

The cost of the dinner should not exceed 100 Euros, and will be collected during the visit.  There is no charge for visiting the court. Please confirm your attendance and indicate on your confirmation your full name and address and nationality in case of security concerns if any.  The Court is very much smaller and more modestly equipped than the EU court facilities in Luxembourg.  Limits on numbers in groups which existed during the pandemic have now been removed, so there are no limits on numbers.  This will be a richly interesting visit.

Press on the link below for French flyer

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We apologise again for the short notice.

To registered we will need full name, dob, your passport number and passport country.

Registration can be made using the Society’s email address at fbls@outlook.com.

 

Jun
9
Thu
Hybrid Webinar RECENT REFORMS TO THE LAW OF CONTRACT IN FRANCE: HOW HAS THE SYSTEM CHANGED AND WHAT COULD WE LEARN FROM THOSE CHANGES?
Jun 9 @ 18:00 – 19:30

SCOTTISH SECTION 

RECENT REFORMS TO THE LAW OF CONTRACT IN FRANCE: HOW HAS THE SYSTEM CHANGED AND WHAT COULD WE LEARN FROM THOSE CHANGES? 

THURSDAY 9 JUNE 2022 AT 6 PM, AT THE MACKENZIE BUILDING, OLD ASSEMBLY CLOSE, 172 HIGH STREET, EDINBURGH (ALSO AVAILABLE FOR REMOTE PARTICIPATION).

The Code Civile was enacted in 1804. Its provisions governing the law of contract remained in force, almost untouched, until October 2016. That month marked the adoption of 150 new articles in that area of the law in what has been described as ‘a major event in France’. Prior to the reform, the French law of contract was frequently perceived as being outdated and less attractive to the business world than common law regimes. Modernisation was intended to make French law more attractive in a globalising world. Some of the new provisions concern matters of detail, while others are more fundamental in their reach. Of particular importance are the prominence given to the principle of good faith, the new rules that provide strong protection to contracting parties during pre-contractual negotiations and the provisions regulating unforeseen circumstances.

The event will be structured as a hybrid webinar (meaning that delegates can participate either in person at the above address or, if they prefer, remotely via Zoom). It will start with a brief outline of the most important of the reforms made to French contract law as a result of the reforms. There will be a discussion of the extent to which the new rules are considered to be successful in practice both from the perspective of day-to-day users and internationally in terms of making the French system attractive as a choice of law. A comparison from a Scottish perspective will be offered and views offered as to whether the system in this country might usefully draw inspiration from what is happening in France.

The speaker from France will be Catherine Pédamon, a French lawyer and the Deputy Head of the LLM Course in International Commercial Law at Westminster Law School. Professor Hector MacQueen, Emeritus Professor of Private Law at Edinburgh University will provide a comparative insight.

Registration can be made using the Society’s email address at fbls@outlook.com.  There is no charge. All are welcome and it is not necessary to be a member of the Society to attend. Please indicate when registering whether you intend to join the event in person or remotely.

Jun
24
Fri
Maritime Colloquium
Jun 24 @ 10:00 – 20:00

Maritime Colloquium

London, Greenwich

“Beyond Jurisdiction?”

Greenwich

Old Royal Naval College

 Concluding Gala Dinner

At the invitation of

the First Sea Lord,

Old Painted Hall

More information will follow at a later date

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