Events

Dec
29
Sat
Recap events / Récapitulatif agenda 2001-2012
Dec 29 @ 13:30 – 14:30
Nov
22
Fri
4th Biennal Belfast Conference – The European Charter of Fundamental Rights (“The Lisbon Charter”) @ Inn of Court in Northern Ireland - TBC
Nov 22 @ 09:00 – 20:00

THE EUROPEAN CHARTER ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (“THE LISBON CHARTER”)

Including discussion on the Charter in the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights

Conference to be opened by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

Friday 22 November 2013
Inn of Court of Northern Ireland, BELFAST
9:00am – 4:00pm
and

GALA DINNER, THE LONG GALLERY, STORMONT
Friday 22 November 2013
7:30pm

Progamme & Registration Information for the 2013 Belfast Colloquium (PDF File)

REGISTRATION BY WAY OF ONLINE BOOKING THROUGH WORLD PAY: https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/fbls/index.php

CPD / Formation EFB

The Conference will attract 5.5 CPD hours for the Bar and Law Society of Northern Ireland and for the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales and will be accredited for CPD hours by the Faculty of Advocates Scotland.

Validation au titre de la formation continue EFB : 6 Heures

Rates

– Conference only (member £50 / non-member £70)

– Conference and Conference Dinner (member £100 / non-member £120)

– Guests attending the Conference Dinner – £50 per person

Registration

REGISTRATION BY WAY OF ONLINE BOOKING THROUGH WORLD PAY: https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/fbls/index.php

 

The preamble of the CFREU ©2008 Wikimedia Commons user Trounce. Licensed under CC-BY-SA

Picture: The preamble of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union ©2008 Wikimedia Commons user Trounce. Licensed under CC-BY-SA

 

Apr
30
Thu
The relationship between European Convention rights and religion, by Lord Justice Girvan @ Queen's University Belfast, Canada Room
Apr 30 @ 17:00 – 19:00

Thursday 30 April 2015
The relationship between European Convention rights and religion, by Lord Justice Girvan
Queen’s University Belfast, Canada Room
University Road
Belfast BT7 1NN
@5pm – 7pm

Nov
27
Fri
Investigating Suspicious Deaths @ Inn of Court in Northern Ireland
Nov 27 @ 10:00 – 16:00

FBLS 2015 NI Colloquium Suspicious Deaths v3

“Investigating Suspicious Deaths: Inquests and Inquiries”

27 November 2015
Venue: Inn of Court in Northern Ireland
Time: 10am to 4pm
Gala dinner at Long Gallery, Stormont on the evening of 27 November 2015.

The conference will be opened by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

FBLS 2015 NI Colloquium Suspicious Deaths Flyer (PDF)

Speakers and Chairs will include

The Attorney General for Northern Ireland

John Leckey, Senior Coroner for Northern Ireland

Olivier de Paris, President, Cour d’appel de Douai

Professor Phil Scraton, Queen’s University Belfast and member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel

Lesley Thompson Q.C., Solicitor General for Scotland

Elisabeth Pelsez, Liaison Judge to the French Ambassador to the UK

RATES

Registration by way of online booking through World Pay at
https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/fblsc/index.php?

Conference only
Member of FBLS £95
Non-member £120
YBA/NIYSA members £15
Students, Pupil Barristers and Trainee Solicitors FREE *
Conference & Gala Dinner
Member of FBLS £145
Non-member £170
YBA/NIYSA members £45
Students, Pupil Barristers and Trainee Solicitors £30
Guests attending the Gala Dinner £50
* Students, Pupil Barristers and Trainee Solicitors who wish to attend the conference should RSVP to sophie.laverty@barlibrary.com

Nov
18
Sat
Belfast Colloquium: Brexit, citizenship and fundamental rights in the Irish context @ Inn of Court in Northern Ireland
Nov 18 all-day

On behalf of the Franco-British Lawyers Society and 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, you are cordially invited to attend a one-day colloquium at the Inn of Court in Northern Ireland in Belfast on Saturday 18 November 2017 on:

Brexit – Citizenship and Fundamental Rights in the Irish Context

5 CPD points

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Conference Programme – FBLS Belfast Colloquium 2017 Programme Brexit Citizenship and Fundamental Rights in the Irish Context in the Irish Context (PDF)

9.30am Registration and tea and coffee /Inscription, café et thé

9.55am Welcome/Accueil/Mots de bienvenue: Mr Liam McCollum Q.C., Chairman of the Bar Council in Northern Ireland / Président du Barreau d’Irlande du Nord

10.00am Opening/Ouverture: Sir Declan Morgan, The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Lord Chief Justice d’Irlande du Nord

Session I
Chaired by the Hon. Mrs Justice Keegan, Judge of the High Court in Northern Ireland / Présidée par the Hon. Mrs Justice Keegan, Juge à la High Court d’Irlande du Nord

10.15am The Hon. Mr Justice McCloskey, Judge of the High Court in Northern Ireland and former President of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) in the United Kingdom ‘Immigration and Asylum Post-Brexit’ / Juge à la High Court d’Irlande du Nord et ancien président de l’Upper Tribunal du RoyaumeUni (Immigration et droit d’asile) ‘Immigration et droit d’asile Post-Brexit’.

11.00am Professor Dagmar Schiek, Professor of Law and Jean Monnet and Personam Chair in EU Law and Policy, Queen’s University Belfast / Professeur de droit, titulaire de la Chaire Jean Monnet ad personam, en droit et politiques européens, Queen’s University Belfast.

11.45am Questions

12pm – 12.15pm Coffee Break / Pause Café

Session II
Chaired by Sir Paul Girvan / Présidé par Sir Paul Girvan

12.15pm Mr Mattieu Combet, Centre de Recherches critiques sur le droit, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne.

12.45pm The Rt. Hon Lord Frank Mulholland, Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland / Juge et membre du College of Justice en Ecosse – ‘Brexit – a Second Scottish Referendum? Catalonian or Edinburgh approach?’

1.15pm Questions

1.30pm – 2.15pm Lunch / Déjeuner

Session III
Chaired by Mr Michael Robinson, Solicitor and former President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland / Presidé par M. Michael Robinson, Solicitor et ancien président de la Law Society
d’Irlande du Nord

2.15pm – 2.45pm Mr David Scoffield Q.C. ‘Brexit – a Legal View from Northern Ireland’ / ‘Brexit – une perspective juridique nord-Irlandaise’.

2.45pm – 3.15pm Mr Paul McGarry SC, Chairman of the Bar Council of Ireland ‘Impact of Brexit on Legal Practice’/ Président du Bar Council d’Irlande ‘Impact du Brexit sur la pratique du Droit’

3.15pm – 3.30pm Questions

3.30pm – 4pm Closing Remarks, Simon Horsington Founding member of FBLS /Mots de clôture, Simon Horsington, vice-président honoraire et fondateur de l’AJFB/FBLS

7.30pm Conference dinner, The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont [Dress code is lounge suit] / Dîner de clôture, The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont [Tenue de ville]

To register, please follow this link/ Pour vous inscrire, merci de suivre le lien ci-dessous:
https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/fbls/index.php?

Sponsors:

Nov
15
Fri
Belfast Colloquium 2019 : ‘Navigating Brexit – Icebergs Ahead? UK, Irish, French and EU Perspectives’ @ Inn of Court in Northern Ireland
Nov 15 all-day
Belfast Colloquium 2019 : 'Navigating Brexit - Icebergs Ahead? UK, Irish, French and EU Perspectives' @ Inn of Court in Northern Ireland

Friday 15 November 2019 – Vendredi 15 Novembre 2019

Inn of Court in Northern Ireland Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast 91 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 3JQ

Stormont Parliament Buildings Ballymiscaw Road, Belfast BT4 3XX

Click on the link to register http://go.qub.ac.uk/hygbc

Programme click on the link  FBLS PROG 2019 13.11.19

Every year, the Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques (AJFB/FBLS) organises a colloquium to enable all the legal professions to meet, alternatively in France, in England and Wales, and in Scotland, on a topic of general interest for the various legal worlds constituting our civil and common law systems. While celebrating its 12th anniversary, the Northern Irish section is organising our annual colloquium for the first time.

The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019, unless a new postponement is granted. All the sections of the AJFB/ FBLS invite you to Northern-Ireland for our annual colloquium, in an area particularly concerned by Brexit. This event shall attract members of our society, lawyers and non-lawyers as well, from both sides of the Channel. Besides, AJFB/FBLS intends to closely involve eminent speakers from the Republic of Ireland, to enrich our talks and panels.
Because of the current political events in the United Kingdom, the programme is still being finalised. However, we do invite you to already mark your calendars and book your flights and accomodations to attend this event.

The colloquium shall be introduced by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, the Rt. Hon. Sir Declan Morgan, and will consist of three panels around namely the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey, Judge of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, Ian Forrester QC, Judge at the General Court of the European Union, and Tim Eicke QC, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights.

A concluding cocktail and a gala dinner will be given exceptionnaly at Stormont, at the kind invitation of members of the Northern Irish Parliament.

Chaque année, l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques (AJFB/FBLS) propose un colloque permettant à l’ensemble des professionnels du droit de se retrouver, alternativement en France, en Angleterre Pays-de-Galles et en Ecosse, sur un thème de société intéressant les différents mondes juridiques que nous constituons dans nos systèmes de droit civil et de common law. Pour la première fois, la section d’Irlande du Nord organise le colloque annuel, à l’occasion du 12ème anniversaire de la création de cette section.

Alors que la sortie du Royaume-Uni de l’Union européenne est prévue le 31 octobre 2019, sauf nouvel accord de prolongation du délai, l’ensemble des sections de l’AJFB/FBLS vous donne rendez-vous en Irlande du Nord, zone particulièrement affectée par le Brexit, pour ce colloque. Cette manifestation s’adressera aussi bien aux membres de notre association, aux juristes des deux côtés de la Manche qu’aux non-juristes. En outre, l’AJFB/FBLS compte associer à ses travaux d’éminents intervenants de la République d’Irlande, pour enrichir les différentes tables-rondes et discussions.

En raison des événements politiques actuels touchant le Royaume-Uni, le programme est en cours de finalisation. Cependant, nous vous invitons dès à présent à réserver la date dans vos agendas, ainsi que vos transports et logements pour prendre part à cet évenement.

Le colloque, qui sera introduit par the Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, s’organisera autour de trois tables rondes auxquelles participeront notamment The Honourable Lord Justice McCloskey, Lord Justice of Appeal, Ian Forrester QC, juge au Tribunal de l’Union européenne, Tim Eicke QC, juge à la Cour européenne des droits de l’Homme [ liste à compléter].

Une réception clôturera la journée de travail et un dîner de gala sera donné, à l’invitation des membres du Parlement nord-Irlandais, de manière exceptionnelle, à Stormont.

Programme subject to change – Speakers are free to talk in English or in French Programme sous réserve de modifications – L’intervenant sera libre de traiter son sujet en français ou en anglais.

Attendance at the Colloquium may qualify for 6.5 hours CPD / Colloque homologué par l’Ecole de Formation du Barreau pour 6 h 30 au titre de la formation continue des avocats.

The event is accredited with the Bar Council of Northern Ireland Barristers in England & Wales, CILEx. Solicitors in England & Wales, and in Scotland self-certify. Advocates in Scotland and Solicitors in Northern-Ireland will be eligible to claim for 6,5 CPD hours. The Franco-British Lawyers Society will issue an attendance certificate.

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
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

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.

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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.

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