Events

Jul
3
Fri
Webinar “THE END OF UNCERTAINTY”: PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AFTER BREXIT: WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR THE UK? HOW WILL COOPERATION WORK?
Jul 3 @ 10:30 – 12:00

“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 the time to establish new regimes after January 2021.  Immensely important questions need to be settled.   The Scottish Section of the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society and the School of Law at Glasgow University are jointly presenting a webinar on 3 July 2020 to review progress and identify concerns in a number of key areas, including criminal justice, persons, universities and cross border cooperation in regulation. The speakers will be:

 

–           James Wolffe, QC, the Lord Advocate and chief legal officer of the Scottish Government, who will address cooperation in enforcement and the proposed new extradition system that is intended to replace the European Arrest Warrant

–           Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston QC, who has written leading opinions on the rights of citizens will consider some potential consequences of Brexit.

–           Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, and an adviser of the First Minister of Scotland on Brexit matters, who will look at the position of the universities,

and

–           Maitre Stéphane Bonifassi, avocat at the Paris Bar and co-chairman of the French Committee of the FBLS, who will consider the multiple uncertainties touching Franco-British life and commerce.

 

To illustrate just one of the problematic areas, on 19 May, the UK Government published the draft legal texts it had submitted to the UK Task Force at the European Commission. Part 4 is headed ‘Extradition’ and sets out the proposals for a system of extradition that is intended to replace the European Arrest Warrant with effect from the end of the current transition period. For those who are interested, here is a link to the document containing the texts:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-approach-to-the-future-relationship-with-the-eu.

 

Universities UK have published a briefing paper on what they consider to be the relevant issues. This can be found at https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/brexit/Documents/2019-brexit-settlement.pdf.

 

These texts are under negotiation. They are therefore subject to change. Their future depends on a deal being successfully negotiated between the EU under a timescale which was already tight and which the corona virus has rendered perilous. In all of this, cooperation will be vital, not only at the negotiation stage but afterwards. The approach to interpretation and implementation to be taken by the administrations, politicians and the courts will be fundamental.

 

The webinar offers an opportunity to review progress and to identify matters that cannot not be addressed legislatively, or at least on a legislative basis alone. The webinar will commence at 10.30UK BST/ 11.30 CET on Friday 3 July and last for approximately 90 minutes. Each contributor will speak for roughly 15 minutes and there will be time for discussion and questions.  Ian Forrester QC, President of the Society, will chair the event.  Professor Sir David Edward QC will give concluding remarks by way of synthesis.

 

Registration is free and all are welcome.

To register, please email: fbls@outlook.com and details of how to join will be sent prior to the event.

The webinar will qualify for 1.5 hours CPD.

 

 

 

Jul
30
Thu
2ND PUBLIC POLICY WEBINAR “The end of uncertainty?”: practical questions after BREXIT: Persons, devolved government and courts
Jul 30 @ 10:30 – 12:00

2ND PUBLIC POLICY WEBINAR
“The end of uncertainty?”:
practical questions after BREXIT:
Persons, devolved government and courts

Thursday 30th July at 10.30 UK time / 11.30 EU
Online via Zoom upon registration

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. The Franco-British Lawyers’ Society and the School of Law at Glasgow University jointly presented a webinar on Thursday July 3 July 2020 during which distinguished experts reviewed progress and identified concerns in a number of key areas, including criminal justice, research, universities, and cross border exchanges. It was clear from the large number of participants that there is a strong desire for thoughtful analysis.
So, the decision was taken to hold such events regularly as the year proceeds, and as long as there is a need for clarification.

This second webinar will focus on persons and the problems of regulation inherent in the devolved governmental structure of the UK, as well as dialogue between judges. Future webinars will touch on state aid, competition, trade and other topics. The format will encourage questions and free exchange of ideas about critical uncertainties which ought to be resolved this year.

The speakers will be:

– Prof. Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, Cambridge a leading academic and policy commentator

– Fiona Godfrey, Chair of British in Europe, the largest body advocating for personal rights post Brexit.

– Prof. Sylvaine Poillot-Peruzzetto, Conseillère at the Cour de cassation, Professor of private law at the University of Toulouse who has particular knowledge of how problems cross borders and the role of dialogue in addressing them

– Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, Scottish Government with ministerial responsibility for Scotland’s status post Brexit

Chaired by Ian Forrester LL.D QC, former judge of the General Court, Court of Justice of the European Union, President of the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society

Concluding remarks by:

Rt Hon Sir David Edward KCMG QC FRSE, former judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities

The webinar is anticipated to last for approximately 90 minutes. Each contributor will speak for approximately 15 minutes and there will be time for discussion and questions.

The webinar will qualify for 90 minutes CPD.

To reserve a place, please email the Administrator at fbls@outlook.com

Oct
5
Mon
The London Legal Walk 2020 @ 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Barrister Chambers
Oct 5 @ 16:30 – 19:00

Please see this two minute message from the Lord Chief Justice.

https://youtu.be/vsXyB0qcykc

He hopes it will inspire you  to join in the London Legal Walk-10xChallenge on October 5th  and support the FBLS

The 2020 London Legal Walk will take place on Monday 5th October 2020 from 4.30pm. As in previous years, the FBLS is keen on building a team and would like to invite you to join!This is a unique opportunity to join more than 8,000 members of the legal profession to raise much-needed money for free legal advice agencies. Please let us know (by email) should you wish to attend so that we can start building our team and for security purposes. Limited tee-shirts will be available prior to the walk. You can pre-order one for £10 before 15 April 2019 by email providing your size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) and your payment method (cheque, PayPal, Bank transfert).

We very much look forward to seeing a strong FBLS members’ mobilisation for this event.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/FBLS

Oct
21
Wed
Zoom Webinar Public policy problems presented by the UK’s departure from the EU
Oct 21 @ 10:30 – 12:00

The success of the webinars which we organised during the summer on the fraught topic of Brexit has encouraged us to pursue the theme of finding eminent and expert speakers to discuss calmly and soberly the public policy questions presented by Brexit and the dangers of an unprepared severance of the UK from its 27 EU partners.  The first two events attracted a large attendance and several of you have expressed how much you learned and how much you appreciated the magisterial summation by my predecessor as a judge at the Tribunal de l’Union, Sir David Edward QC LLD.

Our next webinar on the public policy problems presented by the UK’s departure from the EU will take place on the morning of Wednesday October 21 and will deal with competition and state aids.  The speakers will include the eminent former practitioner and current competition judge, Peter Freeman QC CBE, and Thomas Tindemans, an expert analyst of European politics, our own Carol Xueref, a judge for fourteen years at the French Competition Authority , and Ms Anneli Howard, a specialised barrister at  Monckton Chambers, who will describe some of the problems for practitioners. Sir David is once more ready to sum matters up at the end.   I will be the chairman.

So, mark your calendars for 10 30 London / 11 30 Paris on Wednesday October 21. Zoom invitations will be sent to those who express interest.  As we have a technical limit on the number of participants, please reserve early.  Attendance is free.  The proceedings will be recorded and posted to our website. I look forward to another stimulating discussion of public policy and Bexit.

Ian Forrester QC, LLD, President FBLS.

Speakers:

Ian Forrester
Sir David Edward QC LLD
Thomas Tindemans
Anneli Howard
Carol Xueref
Peter Freeman

To register, please email: fbls@outlook.com 

Nov
5
Thu
TAKING JUSTICE ONLINE: THE NEW FACE OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Nov 5 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Taking Justice Online:

The New Face Of Dispute Resolution

 Thursday 5 November at 11a.m. UK time / 12 p.m. CET for 90 minutes

Online via Zoom, access granted upon registration

The Franco-British Lawyers Society and LMS Legal LLP are delighted to invite you to a webinar on the increasing use of technology in hearings, whether as part of litigation, mediation, arbitration or other alternative methods to resolve disputes.

We are very privileged to have

Lord Lloyd-Jones

Lord Lloyd-Jones, Justice of the Supreme Court. Lord Lloyd-Jones is a British judge and legal scholar. He is currently a Justice of the Supreme   Court of the United Kingdom and served earlier as a member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and as a chairman of the Law Commission.  In 2005, he was appointed as a High Court judge, and was assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. He served as presiding judge on the Wales and Chester Circuit and chairman of the Lord Chancellor‘s Standing Committee on the Welsh Language from 2008 to 2011. On 1 October 2012, Lloyd Jones was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal, and was appointed to the Privy Council on 7 November 2012.

We also have the pleasure of introducing our panel composed of the following guests, each focusing on one area of dispute resolution:

Anneliese Day QC

Anneliese Day QC, Barrister at Fountain Court Chambers. Anneliese is frequently instructed in high-value and complex cases, both as counsel and arbitrator. She has extensive experience in commercial, energy and infrastructure, conflicts of law, investment treaty, insurance, professional liability and shareholder disputes in both a national and international context.

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC, Director of Assurety. Assurety is the only top-ranked provider of witness familiarization in Chambers and Partners 2020. Highly experienced in cross-examining witnesses and arguing cases in the highest courts. They established the business after realising from their time in court that not enough was being done to prepare witnesses effectively for the real experience of being cross-examined in litigation and arbitration proceedings, as well as in other alternative dispute resolution scenarios.

Mia Forbes Pirie

Mia Forbes Pirie, Mia is an international mediator and winner of the UK Independent Mediator of the Year 2021 Corporate INTL award. She has a background in law and science. In addition to her corporate clients and former career as a solicitor in a top City of London law firm, Mia has worked with governments, religious organisations and Members of Parliament. She has advised the US Department of Energy on using facilitated negotiation to develop controversial legislation.

Leonardo Carpentieri

Leonardo Carpentieri, Counsel in the London office of LMS Legal LLP. Leonardo assists both commercial clients and sovereigns in investment treaty as well as commercial arbitration proceedings before major arbitral institutions such as the ICC and ICSID. Leonardo’s practice focuses mainly on construction, energy, and infrastructure projects located in the Middle East and the African continent.

Click on the link below to see the flyer

FBLS webinar – Taking Justice Online 5 November 2020

If you wish to register for this event and access the webinar, contact fbls@outlook.com

Nov
18
Wed
FBLS Public Policy Webinar 4 – UK and Irish Perspectives on Brexit
Nov 18 @ 10:30 – 12:30

UK and Irish perspectives on Brexit.

November 18th at 10:30 UK/11:30 CET.

(Duration approx.120 minutes)

This will be the Society’s fourth webinar on practical questions and problems presented by Brexit. This event will consider the challenges presented in the context of the United Kingdom and Ireland. We shall be delighted to welcome Judges and senior academics to discuss their perspectives on the practical questions and challenges ahead for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

We will once again have the pleasure of having Ian Forrester QC as Chairman and Sir David Edward giving his summation at the end.

Ian Forrester QC LLD President of the FBLS. Formerly Judge of the General Court of the European Union from 2015 to 2020.
Sir David Edward QC LLD Formerly Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.

The other speakers for this webinar will be:

Professor Katy Hayward Professor of Political Sociology in Queen’s University Belfast. She holds a Senior Fellowship in the UK in a Changing Europe think-tank where she leads a major project on ‘The future and status of Northern Ireland after Brexit.’
The Rt. Hon Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey Judge of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland and Former President of the United Kingdom Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum).
Professor Brice Dickson Emeritus Professor of International and Comparative Law at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests are mainly in judicial activism, human rights law, policing law and employment law. His latest book is The Irish Supreme Court (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Colm Mac Eochaidh, Judge of the General Court, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg and formerly Judge of the High Court of Ireland.

The Bar Council in Northern Ireland has accredited this event with 2 CPD points.

 The webinar is open to all. Registration is free and the event will be recorded.  

 To register, please email fbls@outlook.com and details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

 The society welcomes new members. To join the FBLS, click on the following link.

Nov
25
Wed
BREXIT : where are we now ?
Nov 25 @ 10:30 – 12:30

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 by Brexit. In
this one we shall have the privilege of two distinguished political figures as well as an
academic who will describe as best is possible the current prospects; and we shall get an
update on the various litigations touching the plight of EU and UK citizens living and
working outside the country of their birth. These questions affect four million people directly.
As before, we welcome the support of Glasgow University and in particular Sir Anton
Muscatelli and the Law School.
We will once again have Ian Forrester QC as chairman and Sir David Edward will give his
summation at the end.

Ian Forrester QC LLD  President of the FBLS. Formerly Judge of the General Court of the European Union from 2015 to 2020.
Sir David Edward QC LLD Formerly Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.

The other speakers for this webinar will be:

Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC Former attorney general and Chair of the Intelligence & Security Committee.
Michael Russell, Constituency Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute as well as Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs.
Professor Christopher Grey Emeritus Professor of Organization Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London and a former Professor at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge. Since 2016 he has written a widely praised weekly blog analysing Brexit developments and has commented extensively on Brexit in UK and overseas media.
Jeremy Morgan QCVice-Chair of British in Europe aswell as joint founder of British in Italy
Representative of “British in Europe”
The webinar is open to all. Registration is free and the event will be recorded.  
To register, please email fbls@outlook.com and details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.
The society welcomes new members. To join the FBLS, click on the following link.

 

Dec
15
Tue
30ème Colloque annuel de l’AJFB/FBLS (TBC)
Dec 15 @ 09:53 – 10:53

Information to be confirm at a later date

Dec
31
Thu
Trade law / sanctions @ Hogan Lovells (London)
Dec 31 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Date & Time  TBC

More information to follow

Feb
25
Thu
Webinar Brexit Trade & Co-operation Agreement – a fetter or an opportunity (TBC)
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Definitive date to be confirm

More information will be published very soon

Mar
26
Fri
WEBINAR 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 ?
Mar 26 @ 13:00 – 14:00

L’AJFB a le plaisir de vous inviter à un webinaire sur le thème de l’absence du régime matrimonial au Royaume-Uni. La question principale sera de savoir comment liquider les intérêts patrimoniaux d’un couple soumis au droit anglais en cas de divorce ou de succession en France. Cette question sera traitée par un panel pluridisciplinaire d’experts, apportant une vision à la fois théorique et pratique de ces enjeux.

Les intervenants seront les suivants :

Delphine Eskenazi est avocate aux Barreaux de Paris et de New York. Elle est associée du cabinet Libra Avocats à Paris. Elle a développé une expertise particulière en matière de droit international et de contentieux en droit international privé, en particulier dans le domaine du droit de la famille. A ce titre, elle est membre de nombreuses associations, notamment la  International Academy of Family Lawyers”. Elle a également écrit de nombreux articles en droit international et patrimonial de la famille.

Nancy Khawam est Solicitor et Médiateur au Royaume-Uni et Pays de Galles. Elle est fondatrice du cabinet NANCY KHAWAM Family Law and Mediation Limited à Londres. Elle est spécialiste en droit de la famille, souvent avec un aspect international. Elle est aussi membre de la  International Academy of Family Lawyers”.  Elle est souvent désignée comme experte sur le droit anglais dans le contexte d’un divorce, devant les juridictions françaises ou devant d’autres tribunaux européens.

Laure Sauvé est docteur en droit et l’auteur d’une thèse sur les familles recomposées (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas).  Laure est Lecturer  à University of Essex, où elle enseigne le droit privé français et le droit de la famille. Ses travaux de recherches portent sur le droit de la famille (aspects patrimoniaux et extra-patrimoniaux). Elle s’intéresse en particulier aux aspects de droit comparé et elle a publié plusieurs articles sur les régimes matrimoniaux et sur les successions.

Hélène Peisse est notaire associé à l’Étude Ducamp-Monod. Elle est spécialisée en droit international privé et conseille les clients dans tous les domaines du droit notarial où il y a un élément d’extranéité : structure d’acquisition, anticipation de la revente, anticipation du transfert en cas de succession, donation ou divorce.

Ce séminaire est gratuit.

Les intervenants pourront traiter du thème dans la langue de leur choix, en Anglais ou en Français.

Il fera l’objet d’un enregistrement.

 

Nous vous invitons à vous inscrire au plus vite. Les inscriptions seront comptabilisées selon l’ordre d’arrivée par e-mail ou à travers le système d’inscription électronique.

Informations complémentaires et inscriptions

fbls@outlook.com

Un lien vers la salle virtuelle via la plateforme zoom permettant de se connecter au séminaire sera envoyé avant le séminaire à l’ensemble des inscrits.

Mar
31
Wed
Webinar presenting the new legal tools and legal framework, regarding judicial cooperation (criminal, civil and commercial) post Brexit
Mar 31 @ 10:00 – 11:30

The new legal tools and legal framework regarding judicial cooperation post Brexit

 

Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 10 BST / 11 CET

(Duration approx. 60 minutes)

The Franco-British Lawyers Society is delighted to invite you to a webinar addressing current aspects of cross-border judicial cooperation post Brexit. The discussion will revolve around judicial cooperation in criminal, civil and commercial law. The panelists will describe the new legal framework as well as the available tools for future cooperation. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

This event will be introduced by Leonardo Carpentieri (Vice President for England & Wales of the Franco-British Lawyers Society) and moderated by the Society’s President, Judge Ian Forrester:

Ian Forrester QC LLD Barrister, President of the Franco-British Lawyers Society, former Judge of the General Court of the European Union from 2015 to 2020.

The speakers for this event will be:

Estelle Cros French Liaison Judge at the French Embassy in the United Kingdom. Estelle worked at the Court of Appeal of Saint-Denis de la Réunion as an adviser in charge of the general secretariat. She is a specialist in the instruments of international mutual assistance in criminal matters due to her varied experience in overseas or cross-border jurisdictions.

Holly Gallagher Holly started her career working for the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury of the British Government, on contentious matters. Holly then joined a team specialised in national security and counterterrorism before working at the Court of Justice of the European Union. She is currently the Liaison Judge of the United Kingdom in France.

The webinar is open to all. Registration is free and the event will be recorded. 

To register, please email fbls@outlook.com and details on how to join will be sent prior to the event. 

The society welcomes new members. To join the FBLS, click on the following link.

Apr
14
Wed
Webinar A transatlantic dialogue about justice in a time of crisis
Apr 14 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Webinar A transatlantic dialogue about justice in a time of crisis

 

April 14th at 2 pm UK / 3 pm France

 

After a year of disruption to the working of the system of justice at every level, disruption which would have been unimaginable in January last year, the Society is organising a webinar for senior judges to compare notes.  What worked well?  What is still difficult? Criminal trials in Scotland, appellate advocacy before the DC Circuit court in Washington, the French experience, and a submission from the leader of the Scottish bar about his concerns lest the current practices become the new normal.  Ian Forrester will be the chairman and there will be a summation by Sir David Edward.

Ian Forrester QC LLD Chair.
Sir David Edward QC LLD Summation.

The other speakers for this webinar will be:

Judge Douglas Ginsburg

Judge Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in November 1986, served as Chief Judge from July 16, 2001 until February 10, 2008, and took senior status on October 14, 2011.

The Right Hon Lady Dorrian

Lady Dorrian was installed as Lord Justice Clerk and President of the Second Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session in April 2016. She was appointed a judge of the Supreme Courts in 2005, having served as a temporary judge since 2002. She was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012.

Judge Bertrand Roy

Judge Roy was appointed to be a member of the ancient criminal court, the Conseil des Prud’hommes, in Caen, after a distinguished career in professional life, notably as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer at ESSILOR. He has been decorated with the Ordre du Mérite.

Roddy Dunlop QC

Roddy Dunlop QC is the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland. He was admitted to the Faculty in 1998 and took silk in 2010. His expertise covers a wide practice including media law, insurance law, human rights, and judicial review.

The webinar is open to all. Registration is free and the event will be recorded.  

To register, please email fbls@outlook.com and details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

May
27
Thu
Webinar COVID-19 Symposium Webinar Part one
May 27 @ 08:45 – 13:00

 

 

COVID-19 Symposium: Constitutional, political, social and health threats and challenges in France and the United Kingdom.

 On 27 May 2021 Start at 08.45am  to 1pm 

COVID-19 Symposium Webinar Part one

This symposium is co-organised by Aurélien Antoine (Jean-Monnet Saint Étienne University and Lyon University), Andrew Blick (King’s College London), Géraldine Gadbin-George (Panthéon-Assas University) and Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan (Poitiers University) in association with the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS).

Programme

08:45 am: Plenary session hosted by Ian Forrester and moderated by Leonardo Carpentieri, Chair of the Franco-British Lawyers Society’s English Committee.

Ian Forrester QC LLD

President of the FBLS and formerly Judge of the General Court of the European Union.

Leonardo Carpentieri.

Chair of the Committee of the Franco-British Lawyers Society for England and Wales.

09:00 am – 11:00 am, Roundtable 1 – “How we handled the pandemic: Public Policies and Constitutional Perspectives” 

Paul Evans

former Clerk of the House of Commons. Expertise: “Covid and the British Parliament”

Elina Lemaire

Professor-Elect in Public Law at the University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Expertise: “Etat d’urgence sanitaire et contrôle parlementaire du gouvernement en France”

Pippa Catterall

Professor of History and Policy at the University of Westminster Expertise: “The embodied Constitution: Citizens, Bodies and Covid”

Sébastien Brameret

Senior Lecturer in Public Law, at the University of Grenoble. Expertise: “Nationalisation en temps de pandémie: une opportunité manquée?”

Emma Guernaoui

PhD student in Public Law, at the University of Montpellier / Panthéon-Assas . Expertise: “La régulation économique des autorités administratives et publiques indépendantes en temps de crise sanitaire”

Alexander McKenna

PhD student, King’s College London. Expertise: “Covid 19 and government communications in the UK”

11:00 am – 12:45 pm, Round Table 2 – “Pandemic and freedoms: a difficult conciliation

Rebecca Moosavian

Associate Professor in Law at the University of Leeds. Expertise: “Covid-19 legislation and human rights in the UK & France”

Anne Cousson

Senior Lecturer in British Studies, at the University of Poitiers. Expertise: “Defining human rights in the time of Covid (focusing mainly on France)”

Charlotte Denizeau

Senior Lecturer in Public Law, at the University of Panthéon-Assas. Expertise: “Eurostar and the Covid crisis”

Evelyne Bonis

Professor in Criminal Law at the Bordeaux Law School and Head of the Bordeaux Institute of Judicial Studies (IEJ). Expertise: “Coronavirus et prison : la question des aménagements de peine des détenus”

Akila Taleb-Karlsson

Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Toulon. Expertise: “Coronavirus crisis and disadvantaged people: the case of prisoners in light of the fundamental rights guaranteed in the course of criminal proceedings”

12:45 pm –1 pm:  Questions & Answers and concluding remarks.

To register Please email Sophia Administrator at fbls@outlook.com

This event was organised with the support of the following research centres:

 

 

 

 

May
28
Fri
Webinar COVID-19 Symposium Webinar Part two
May 28 @ 08:45 – 13:00

 

COVID-19 Symposium: Constitutional, political, social and health threats and challenges in France and the United Kingdom.

 On 28 May 2021 Start at 08.45am  to 1pm 

COVID-19 Symposium Webinar Part Two

This symposium is co-organised by Aurélien Antoine (Jean-Monnet Saint Étienne University and Lyon University), Andrew Blick (King’s College London), Géraldine Gadbin-George (Panthéon-Assas University) and Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan (Poitiers University) in association with the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS).

Programme:

08:45 am: Plenary session during which Lord Morgan will elaborate on the History of pandemics from the plague to Covid-19 via the Spanish Flu. This session will be moderated by Anne Cousson, Senior Lecturer in British Studies, at the University of Poitiers.

Lord Morgan

is a Labour Peer and former member of the House of Lords Constitutional Committee.

Anne Cousson

Senior Lecturer in British Studies, at the University of Poitiers.

09:00 am –11:00 am, Round Table 3 – “ Health sector (national and global) issues”

Professor Cazenave-Roblot

Head of Department of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital Centre, CHU Poitiers. Expertise: “Dealing with Covid in a French Hospital: Threats and Challenges”

Doctor Anne-Emmanuelle Gibson

coordinating doctor. Expertise : “ Un an de Covid en maison de retraite entre accompagnement bienveillant des personnes âgées et contrôle sanitaire”

Charles Couédic de Kérérant

Secretary of the FBLS and Lecturer in Private Law at the University Paris Dauphine. Expertise: “Covid caregiver reinforcement /volunteering at the French Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital”

Yseult Marique

Lecturer in Law at the Essex Law School. Expertise: “Sciences and politics in times of Covid-19: Comparison between the UK and France”

Pascal Cudicio

Lecturer in British Studies at the University of Pantheon-Assas. Expertise: “Covid and global health diplomacy. The case study of Britain and France”

11:00 am –12:45 pm, Round Table 4 – “What has changed and changes across different sectors and international perspective.”

Marta Wojciechowska

Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College, London. Expertise : “Democratic innovations and the post-pandemic recovery ”

Professor Daniel Susskind

Fellow in Economics at Oxford University and Visiting Professor at King’s College, London. Expertise: “Covid and work policies”

Stephanie Bory

Professor-Elect in British Studies at the University of Lyon. Expertise: “Covid-19: Boosting or killing calls for Welsh independence?”

Elizabeth Sheppard-Sellam

Senior Lecturer of Political Science and US civilisation at the University of Tours. Expertise: “Coronavirus cybercrime et cyberterrorism proceedings”

Leonardo Carpentieri

Solicitor (England & Wales), Avocat à la Cour (Paris), Head of the Management Committee of the Franco-British Lawyers Society for England and Wales. Expertise: “Covid-19 and international arbitration: key procedural and substantive considerations”

12:45 pm – 1 pm:  Questions & Answers and concluding remarks.

To register please contact Sophia Administrator at fbls@outlook.com

 

This event was organised with the support of the following research centres

 

Jun
10
Thu
Webinar Brexit and family law event
Jun 10 @ 18:00 – 19:30

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. It will look into both the financial and the children aspect of family law.

Host:

 

Floriane Laruelle is a solicitor at Dawson Cornwell in the children Department.

Speakers:

 

Véronique Chauveau French lawyer specialised in cross border children law at Cabinet d’Avocats Véronique Chauveau & Associés.

Alexandre Boiché French lawyer specialised in cross border at Cabinet Alexandre Boiché

Lisette Dupré English solicitor specialised in cross border matrimonial finance at Dawson Cornwell.

Jun
25
Fri
Postponed to June 2022 Franco-British Maritime Colloquium (TBC)
Jun 25 @ 18:00 – Jun 26 @ 20:00

More information will be posted at a later date

Aug
30
Mon
Postponed to a later date Visit to the European Court of Human Rights – Strasbourg (TBC)
Aug 30 @ 09:00 – 16:00
Postponed to a later date Visit to the European Court of Human Rights - Strasbourg (TBC)

Date to be confirmed

More information at a later date

Sep
15
Wed
France-UK: New Migration / Immigration laws and how to navigate them (TBC)
Sep 15 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Definitive date to be confirm
More information will be published very soon

Nov
16
Tue
FBLS and University of Law Careers Forum ONLINE Zoom
Nov 16 @ 18:00 – 20:00

ANNUAL FRANCO-BRITISH LEGAL CAREERS FORUM

Tuesday 16 November 2021, 6.00 – 8.00pm ONLINE PANEL

All law students, trainees and recently qualified lawyers are invited to attend the ONLINE Forum organised in conjunction with The University of Law. Members of the Panel will address different aspects of legal careers in the UK, Belgium and France. All talks will be in English but questions in French are welcome .

Click on the link below to see all speakers

Flyer Legal Careers Forum 2020 – final

 

Nov
30
Tue
Hybrid format in person & on Zoom Complex tax issues arising between France and the United Kingdom sponsors by Lombard Odier
Nov 30 @ 18:00 – 20:00

The FBLS is very pleased to have their first event in presential

“Complex tax issues arising between France and the United Kingdom for private clients”

The seminar will be followed by a cocktail reception in The Large Pension Room

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn 8 South Square London, WC1R 5ET

“Complex tax issues arising between France and the United Kingdom for private clients” 

Tuesday 30 November 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm followed by a cocktail reception

The Large Pension Room

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
8 South Square
London, WC1R 5ET  

The event will be on Zoom for people who can’t attend in person.

The Franco-British Lawyers Society, with the support of Bank Lombard Odier, is delighted to invite you to a seminar aiming to compare and contrast tax issues relating to private clients on both sides of the Channel and look at the specific issues arising in cross-border matters.

The specific tax issues which will be discussed will include the inheritance tax and the gift tax, as well as income tax questions and the French Impôt sur la Fortune Immobilière.

We will have the pleasure to have a panel composed by the following speakers:

Thomas Serizay
  • Thomas Serizay is a wealth planner within LO Patrimonia S.A. and is a member of its Management. His primary areas of expertise are in wealth and estate planning for France and the United Kingdom. Thomas is also responsible for the Tax Efficient Portfolio Management services. He has 14 years of practise in the field of private client advice. Thomas joined the Lombard Odier Group in 2008. Before that, he worked as a tax lawyer with Linklaters LLP in Paris, France. Thomas is a qualified lawyer in France (Paris Bar, non practising) and an England & Wales solicitor (non practising). He also holds a Master in International Tax Law, University of Paris 2/HEC, France, and a LLM in International Tax Law from the New York Law School, USA.
Edward Reed
  • Edward Reed advises internationally mobile families on their asset structuring, personal tax and succession planning wills, trusts and personal tax planning. Having been educated both in the UK and in France, Edward has developed an affinity for civil law issues generally. He is a bilingual French speaker and fluent in Italian.
Patrick Delas
  • Patrick Delas, Senior Associate at Russell Cooke Solicitors whose specialty includes advising on French and cross-border issues including inheritance tax, capital gains tax, wealth tax and trust reporting obligations.
Diane Le Grand de Belleroche
  • Diane Le Grand de Belleroche, a partner at BeFair Avocats in Paris, Diane is an Avocat at the French Bar and a solicitor of England and Wales. She specialises in international private client matters, in particular in international successions, and advises clients both in France and abroad, with a particular focus on situations split between France and England, from the time of the estate planning to the moment of the administration. She is fully STEP qualified and she regularly publishes articles and speaks at conferences in France and abroad.

Diane will also intervene as the panel moderator.

To reserve a place, please email the FBLS Administrator at fbls@outlook.com.  Numbers are limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for non-FBLS members is £20. You can pay via PayPal and confirm by email at fbls@outlook.com or by bank transfer:

Barclay’s Bank, Victoria Branch

L’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques / The Franco British Lawyers Society Ltd

Sort Code: 20-94-48

Account Number: 30829862

Please include the following reference when making the transfer: Ctax

For the Zoom link please email Sophia at fbls@outlook.com

We invite you to join the Franco-British Lawyers Society (https://fbls.eu/).

 

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Jan
31
Mon
Virtual House of Lords webinar
Jan 31 @ 18:00 – 19:00

Virtual House of Lord Webinar

By Invitation Only

Feb
7
Mon
AGM Virtual meeting
Feb 7 @ 17:00 – 18:00

 

L’ASSOCIATION DES JURISTES FRANCO-BRITANNIQUES /
THE FRANCO-BRITISH LAWYERS SOCIETY LIMITED
Incorporated in England & Wales under n°: 02424363, Registered Charity n°:1010089
Registered office: 184 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 7DJ
To the member of the Company
NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of an Annual General Meeting of the Company will be
held:
At: Online via zoom video conference (a link will be provided upon request*)
On: Monday 7th February 2022
At: 5pm UK time / 18:00 FR time promptly
for the purpose of considering the following matters:
AGENDA
1. Chairman, Notice, Quorum and Apologies
2. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
3. 2018 Reports of the Board of Directors and Auditors
4. 2019 Reports of the Board of Directors and Auditors
5. 2020 Reports of the Board of Directors and Auditors
6. 2018 Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet
7. 2019 Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet
8. 2020 Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet
9. Election of the Board of Directors
10. Appointment of the Auditors and approval of their remuneration
11. To consider and, if necessary, take action with reference to any subject included on the
agenda.
By order of the board

Mar
8
Tue
Virtual event The rights of British citizens in the European Union after Brexit: the Alice Bouilliez case.
Mar 8 @ 10:30 – 12:00

 

Tuesday March 8th at 10:30 UK/ 11:30 CET.

(Duration approx. 110 minutes)

The Society is delighted to invite you to a webinar touching upon the rights of the British citizens in the European Union after Brexit. The webinar will give particular attention to a specific case: Alice Bouilliez, a British national married to a French national resident living in France for many years, was refused the right to participate in municipal elections in her locality.  Alice Bouilliez challenged this decision before the French courts, and after considering her arguments the French judge decided that her contentions should be considered by the Court of Justice of the European Union.   On February 24th, Advocate General Collins will deliver his opinion to the Grand Chamber of the Court.

The case may be of considerable importance for the million UK citizens living in the EU.  Have rights acquired as a citizen of the European Union been retained, discarded, or dissolved by Brexit? The speakers will include the counsel of Mme Bouilliez, an eminent academic and Advocate General Sharpston.  We will have Ian Forrester as chairman and Sir David Edward will give his summation at the end.

 

Ian Forrester QC LLD Chair. President of the FBLS. Formerly Judge of the General Court of the European Union from 2015 to 2020.
Sir David Edward QC LLD Summation. Formerly Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.

 

 

The speakers for this event will be:

Maître Julien Fouchet Alice Bouilliez’s Counsel. He is specialized in international law and European Union Law.
Maître Jean Noël Caubet-Hilloutou Alice Bouilliez’s Counsel. He is a former finance official and magistrate who became a lawyer in 2020 and has a strong interest in European law and fundamental rights.
Professor Catherine Barnard Professor of European Union law and Employment law and a senior tutor and fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge. She is also the Deputy Director at UK in a Changing Europe.
Eleanor Sharpston QC LLD Formerly Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union from 2006 to 2020. A prolific and respected commentator on EU law as it touches persons

The webinar is open to all. Registration is free and the event will be recorded. 

To register, please email Sophia at fbls@outlook.com and details on how to join will be sent prior to the event. 

The society welcomes new members. To join the FBLS, click on the following link.

 

Mar
30
Wed
Dîner annuel Annual Dinner
Mar 30 @ 19:00 – 23:00

Please click on the link below to register & pay

Dîner annuel de l’AJFB (viteinscrit.com)

Après quasiment deux années sans événement permettant une rencontre des membres des différentes professions juridiques de France et du Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d’Irlande du Nord, à l’exception de séminaires virtuels, d’un séminaire hybride, l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques a commencé à vous proposer, en 2022, de reprendre le chemin du dialogue et des rencontres conviviales en multipliant les activités de part et d’autre de la Manche permettant à l’ensemble des gens du Droit de se retrouver.

Madame la Première présidente Chantal Arens, « patron » de l’Association, nous fait désormais le grand privilège d’être notre invitée d’honneur à l’occasion du dîner annuel de l’Association qui sera donné le 30 mars prochain, à l’Hôtel Le Marois et interviendra devant nos membres sur le thème de son choix, reprenant ainsi la tradition des dîners où l’Association a oeuvré au rapprochement des cultures juridiques d’Angleterre et du Pays-de-Galles, d’Ecosse, de France et d’Irlande du Nord.

 

Frédéric Goldberg et Stéphane Bonifassi, co-présidents de l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques, ont ainsi le plaisir de vous recevoir à cette soirée exceptionnelle, donnée pour la première fois à l’Hôtel Le Marois.

 

Le nombre de places étant limité, nous vous remercions de bien vouloir nous faire connaître, dans les meilleurs délais, votre intention de participer à cette soirée et de vous inscrire en suivant le lien correspondant.

 

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En raison des contraintes liées à la pandémie de coronavirus, nous vous précisons que la présentation d’un passe vaccinal valide sera exigée à l’entrée due l’Hôtel et déclinons toute responsabilité si, pour des raisons indépendantes de la volonté des organisateurs, cet événement devait être reporté ou modifié dans son format actuel.

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Participation aux frais demandée :

Membre de l’association : 110 €, non-membre de l’association : 140 €, étudiants : 30 €

Inscriptions dans la limite des places disponibles – mode d’inscription en ligne préféré

 

Apr
22
Fri
The adaptation of Scottish Courts to the pandemic: an innovative new chapter for the Justice system
Apr 22 @ 09:00 – 11:00

Friday 22nd of April 2022 at 9.00 am BST / 10.00 am CET / 17:00 pm JST

(Duration approx. 90 minutes)

 

The Society is delighted to invite you to a webinar organised in collaboration with Professor Masahisa Deguchi from the Ritsumeikan University dedicated to the innovative solutions put in place by the Scottish Courts during the pandemic. Scotland’s justice system has become a leader of new practices to adapt to the pandemic which included, for example, novel approaches such as arranging for criminal juries to sit in cinemas while watching the court room. This webinar will be a rare and valuable opportunity to discuss this evolution of the courts and the lessons to be learned from these experiences with a panel of the most distinguished experts.

 

この度、当会は立命館大学法学部出口雅久教授と協力して、パンデミックにおけるスコットランド裁判所が採用した革新的な解決策についてウェビナーを開催する運びとなりましたのでご案内申し上げます。スコットランドの司法制度は、陪審員が映画館に座って法廷にオンラインで参加するという斬新な手法など、パンデミックに適応した新しい裁判手続を率先して採用しています。このウェビナーでは、このような裁判手続の進化と、この経験から学ぶべき教訓について、著名な専門家のパネリストと議論する貴重な機会を提供します。

 

This event will be moderated and chaired by the Society’s President, Judge Ian Forrester:

本イベントは、当会会長のイアン・フォレスター判事が司会・進行役を務めます。

 

Click on link below to see flyer

The adaptation of Scottish Courts to the pandemic 18 March

 

 

May
13
Fri
Reception of the Scottish Committee of the Franco-British Lawyers Society
May 13 @ 18:00 – 20:00

SCOTTISH SECTION

RECEPTION, SALLE DUCHESSE D’ANGOULÊME, FRENCH INSTITUTE, WEST PARLIAMENT SQUARE, EDINBURGH ON FRIDAY 13 MAY 2022 FROM 6 TO 8 PM

 

In previous years, the Scottish Committee of the Franco-British Lawyers Society has held a reception in December each year to renew contacts with existing members and to welcome to potential new recruits. We have been unable to do this for the past two years because of the rules imposed by the Covid virus.

 

We are however delighted to say that the recent loosening of restrictions means that we shall be able to resume this custom, albeit slightly later in the year than we would normally do. We shall be holding a reception at the French Institute in Edinburgh on Friday 13 May from 6 pm to 8 pm. Wine, soft drinks and canapés will be available.

All are welcome and we look forward to the opportunity to renew acquaintances with existing members together with any of their spouses, partners and friends who would like to attend and to meet potential new recruits or anyone who is interested in learning more about the Society.

The event will also give an opportunity to introduce Lord Ericht (Andrew Stewart), who will be taking over from David Guild as Chair of the Scottish Committee of the Society.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Registration for the event is not compulsory but prior notification to fbls@outlook.com by those who hope to attend would be useful.

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

20_MAI_2022_CEDH_v01

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 @ London & Greenwich
Jun 24 @ 09:00 – 22:00

Maritime Colloquium – Beyond Jurisdiction – key international issues – high country level support France/U.K.: Friday 24 June

Résidence of French Ambassador – Gala Dinner – The Painted Hall Greenwich

Early bird reduced registration by 11 June

Press on the link below to see the flyer

new version FrancoBritishMartime

This is to let you know that our preparations for the maritime colloque have been proceeding intensely and we are extremely grateful that once again, the services of the Secrétariat général de la Mer, the British and the French Embassies, the Royal Navy, the Marine nationale are uniting to propose this unique legal, naval and academic maritime colloquium, inaugurated in 2006 at EOCM Lanveoc-Brest, then at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth held since alternatively in Greenwich-London and Paris.

The colloque itself, entitled “Beyond jurisdictions?” which is of especial importance given the need for heightened cooperation between France and the UK, will take place exceptionally at the Residence of the French Embassy in Kensington Palace Gardens on the Friday on the subjects of undersea cables, deep sea beds, autonomous vehicles and jurisdiction beyond jurisdiction.

The program is still subject to potential modifications. Speakers may elect to speak in English or in French. Proceedings of the event shall be published later in the year.

Thanks to the Royal Navy, at the invitation of the First Sea Lord, after the colloque we will go (by boat, for those interested to share our commute) down river to Greenwich for a black-tie dinner in the Painted Hall an artistic landmark thanks to the work of Sir James Thornhill, the father-in-law of Hogarth on the ceiling. The renovation of the splendid ceiling was accomplished last year and the result is spectacular.

 

For the moment, recognizing the nearness of the date, we are offering an early bird reduction for those who reserve swiftly. Specifically, the cost of attending the colloque will be 100 euros for members (early birds: 80 euros), 150 euros for non-members (early birds: 110 euros). Students and naval personnel are invited for free at the colloquium. The dinner in the Painted Hall will cost 35 euros for students and naval personnel, 120 euros for members and for 175 euros for non-members. Attendees may invite up to two additional guests.

Places are limited for each category.

Registration is encouraged online, at: https://viteinscrit.com/operation/1667-2022-maritime-colloquium

Emails for additional information or problems with the registration process can be sent to : colloquemaritime@ajfb.org or francobritishmaritme2022@gmail.com

We are hopeful that the event will be as interesting and stimulating as its predecessors and regret that official procedural problems have delayed our confirmation of all the details.

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