Events

Nov
6
Tue
Art & Law @ Clyde & Co.
Nov 6 @ 16:00 – 19:00
Art & Law @ Clyde & Co. | England | United Kingdom

Join us for the Franco-British Lawyers Society’s 2018 Art Law conference, “Regulation and the Art Market”.

Our distinguished experts drawn from the fine arts market and the law will discuss a range of topical issues affecting this important and growing sector. In the closing session, the expert panel will discuss your questions and concerns on regulation of the art market. The event ends with a drinks reception.

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

The Society thanks Clyde & Co for their support and sponsorship of this conference.

Programme:

Welcome: Christopher Devereux, Franco-British Lawyers Society

Session 1: Ivory, the new regulatory environment
Martin Levy, Director, H Blairman & Sons, dealers in works of art

Session 2: Demystifying due diligence: the Responsible Art Market Initiative toolkit
Mathilde Heaton, General Counsel (UK, Europe & Asia), Phillips Auctioneers

Session 3: Loaning art-works to institutions
Sir Richard Aikens, former judge of the Court of Appeal

Session 4: Anti money-laundering compliance
Tony Baumgartner, Partner Clyde & Co, London and
David Meheut, Partner Clyde & Co, Paris

Session 5: Guarantees at auction
Charles Cochrane, Director, Cochrane Adams Fine Art Agents

Session 6: Round-table discussion, questions and answers
The panel

Please note that registration will begin at 3.30 pm for a prompt start at 4.00 pm

The event is free of charge and will qualify for Formation Continue (EFB).

Programme: Programme FBLS Art & Law 2018

Nov
20
Tue
Legal Careers Forum @ The University of Law
Nov 20 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Legal Careers Forum @ The University of Law | England | United Kingdom

LEGAL CAREERS FORUM

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 6.00 – 9.00pm

The University of Law, 14 Store Street, London WC1E 7DE

Followed by drinks kindly provided by the University of Law

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

Chairman:
Simon Horsington, Barrister Grays Inn, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers. Former Legal Director Fidelity International, Global Attorney PIMCO, Counsel Regulator IMRO, Founder member of and Vice-Président d’Honneur of the FBLS, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, de l’Ordre National du Mérite et de l’Ordre du Mérite Maritime

Panel:
Michael Butcher, Chairman dataLearning Ltd, co-founder FBLS

Leonardo Carpentieri, Counsel at LMS LLP in London. Avocat au Barreau de Paris and Solicitor of England & Wales specialising in international arbitration, primarily in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Previously lawyer in Paris & London for international law firms. President of the English Committee of the FBLS.

James Casey, Associate at Gide Loyrette Nouel in London, Solicitor Advocate of England and Wales and Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Tatiana Desjobert, Senior Counsel, Atlas Copco Legal Department, former Avocat au barreau de Paris and Solicitor; has extensive in-house experience in London in various industry sectors; previously worked in private practice in Paris, New Orleans, Moscow and London for international law firms

Floriane Laruelle, Trainee Solicitor at Dawson Cornwell Solicitors in the Private Client and Family Law Department

Catherine Palmer, Legal Director and Board Member at fashion house Joseph, heading up legal department dealing with all domestic and international legal matters

Sally Osborn, Retired Solicitor Practising Notary Public, Past President of The Notaries Society; formerly English solicitor with a London practice where she set up the “French Department”

Registration at 5.45pm for a prompt start at 6pm

No charge: those attending are encouraged to become members of the Franco-British Lawyers Society
(£10 annual subscription fee for students, interns and trainee solicitors)

For more information and registration, please email the FBLS Administrator at: fbls@outlook.com

Legal Careers Forum November 2018

Jan
14
Mon
Comparaison des procédures d’extradition en France et en Grande Bretagne @ Maison du Barreau de Paris
Jan 14 @ 08:30 – 10:30

Lundi 14 janvier 2019 de 08 h 30 à 10 h 30
Maison du Barreau de Paris – Salle Gaston Monnerville
2 rue de Harlay, 75001 Paris

Pour son premier séminaire de l’année 2019, la section française de l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques (AJFB) vous invite à une comparaison des procédures d’extradition de part et d’autre de la Manche. Le mandat d’arrêt européen a beaucoup facilité l’extradition entre la France et le Royaume-Uni même si les tribunaux britanniques recommencent à poser des questions, notamment sur les conditions de détention en France. Mais avec le brexit, nous pourrions revenir aux mécanismes antérieurs. C’est donc le moment de faire un point sur les différences d’approche de cette question. Et pourrions-nous tirer des enseignements du regard posé à cette occasion sur nos systèmes pénaux respectifs ?

Stéphane Bonifassi, membre du comité français de l’AJFB, avocat au Barreau de Paris et ancien Premier Secrétaire de la Conférence, présidera une table-ronde réunissant les acteurs des procédures en France et en Angleterre, pour faire le point sur cette question.

Rachel Scott, barrister de 3 Raymond Buildings (Londres), interviendra pour donner le point de vue des praticiens britanniques.

Les trois magistrats de liaison français et britanniques nous feront le grand honneur d’intervenir pour ce séminaire :

Ariane Amson, magistrat de liaison à l’Ambassade de France au Royaume-Uni et auprès du Home Office,

Holly Gallager et Lisa Rose, magistrats de liaison britanniques en France, notamment représentant du Crown Prosecution Service auprès du Ministère de la Justice.

Chacun des quatre exposés de 20 minutes sera suivi d’une discussion avec la salle.

Les inscriptions seront effectuées dans la limite des places disponibles au moyen du formulaire ci-dessous.

Le programme est susceptible de modifications notamment en raison de l’actualité retenant les magistrats de liaison.

Chaque intervenant est libre d’utiliser la langue de son choix pour son intervention.

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Jan
28
Mon
Annual Reception at the House of Lords @ House of Lords
Jan 28 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Annual Reception at the House of Lords @ House of Lords | England | United Kingdom

By invitation only

Mar
15
Fri
Brassens avocat – Spectacle musical et littéraire @ Saint Stephen's Church
Mar 15 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Brassens avocat - Spectacle musical et littéraire @ Saint Stephen's Church

Londres Accueil et The Franco-British Lawyers Society présentent
Brassens avocat – Spectacle musical et littéraire

Vendredi 15 mars 2019 à 19h30

Le spectale sera suivi par un pot amical en présence des artistes

Saint Stephen’s Church
Gloucester Road, London SW7 4RL

Métro : Gloucester Road

Entrée £15

Billets : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brassens-avocat-spectacle-musical-et-litteraire-tickets-56120328413?contact_organizer=1

Programme: PROGRAMME BRASSENS AVOCAT

Diner Annuel de la section AJFB 2019 @ Maison du Barreau de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris
Mar 15 @ 20:00 – 23:30

La section française de l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques (« AJFB ») est heureuse de vous convier à son Dîner annuel qui se tiendra le vendredi 15 mars 2019 à 20 heures
A la Maison du Barreau, Hôtel de Harlay, 2 rue de Harlay, 75001 Paris

The Right Hon. Lady BLACK of DERWENT DBE, Juge de la Cour suprême du Royaume-Uni, sera l’invitée d’honneur de ce dîner.

R.S.V.P. (Nombre de places limité) – Tenue de ville (port de la veste et de la cravate requis)

Bulletin d’inscription – AJFB Diner annuel 2019 avec Lady Black

 

Mar
20
Wed
Should wills and property titles be administered on a blockchain? @ Moot Court Room - Edinburgh Law School
Mar 20 @ 17:00 – 18:30
Should wills and property titles be administered on a blockchain? @ Moot Court Room - Edinburgh Law School

The Franco-British Lawyers Society, in association with the Edinburgh School of Law, invites you to a lecture by the students of the Law School of the University of Lorraine entitled “Should wills and property titles be administered on a blockchain? The view from France.” The event will be held at the Edinburgh Law School, Old College, in the Moot Court Room, from 5 pm, starting with coffee and tea, followed by the presentation at 5.30pm.

This is a free event open to everyone.

Places are limited so please book your place via the EventBrite pagehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/should-wills-and-property-titles-be-administered-on-a-blockchain-tickets-57346240148

Picture by Xresch

 

Mar
23
Sat
London Lawyers’ Music and Orchestre du Palais de Justice (Paris) – A joint concert @ St Giles's Church
Mar 23 @ 19:30

The London Lawyers’ Music and l’Orchestre du Palais de Justice (Paris) will do a joint concert of Schubert Symphony n.8 (‘Unfinished’) and Haydn ‘Paukenmesse’.  The concert will be directed by Pablo Urbina.

Apr
3
Wed
Social Evening with the British Italian Law Association (BILA) and the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS) @ Vulliamy Bar (Law Society)
Apr 3 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Social Evening with the British Italian Law Association (BILA) and the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS)

We hope you would you like to join us at Vulliamy Bar (Law Society), 113 Chancery Lane, on Wednesday evening, 3 April 2019, for a fun and social event with the Franco-British Lawyers Society and the British Italian Law Association. This event will provide an enjoyable opportunity to meet and socialise. The social evening starts at 6pm and finishes at 8pm. We will provide the first drink at no charge from 6:00pm.

Please register your interest for our joint social event by Friday, 22 March 2019.
The Venue: – Vulliamy Bar, 113 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1PL, please check out the website at: http://www.113chancerylane.co.uk/restaurant/

To register your interest if you are an FBLS member please email fbls@outlook.com
To register your interest if you are a BILA member please email pat.deeley@bila.biz

>>Flyer<<

May
7
Tue
London International Disputes Week
May 7 @ 08:00 – May 10 @ 17:00

London International Disputes Week brings together legal practitioners from around the world to celebrate the heritage of London as a disputes centre and to consider the future of global dispute resolution. London holds a unique appeal as a centre for handling disputes, whether through the courts or by arbitration, mediation, expert determination or negotiation, built upon a rich heritage in English law dating back to the Magna Carta. The event will draw on the experience of clients and colleagues from around the world and facilitate discussions on the future of dispute resolution in London, where and how disputes will arise, how London should adapt to the changing landscape and the future of dispute resolution globally

https://lidw.co.uk/

May
15
Wed
GDPR: sword or shield? Facing up to the new frontier of Data Protection and Information Law challenges @ Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP
May 15 @ 18:00 – 21:00

GDPR: sword or shield? Facing up to the new frontier of Data Protection and Information Law challenges

Wednesday 15 May 2019 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm followed by a drinks reception
Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP
87-91 Newman Street
London, W1T 3EY

To celebrate the impending first birthday of everyone’s favourite European Data Protection law, our panel of experts would like to welcome you to an evening of lively discussion and drinks when they will be sharing their tales from the GDPR’s turbulent first year of life, debating whether it has had the game-changing impact that its parents intended, and peering into the future to predict the future for information law in France and England, and the wider European Economic Area.

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

The Society thanks Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP for their support and sponsorship of this event.

Programme:

Moderator: Maninder Gill, Partner, Simons Muirhead and Burton LLP
Session 1: Raoul Lumb, Senior Associate, Simons Muirhead and Burton LLP
Session 2: Greg Callus, Barrister, 5 Raymond Buildings
Session 3: Jeff Smele, Partner, Simons Muirhead and Burton LLP
Guest speaker: Christian Curtil, Avocat à la Cour, Curtil Law, Paris
Session 4: Round-table discussion, questions and answers

Please note that registration begins at 5.30pm for a prompt start at 6.00 pm

The event is free of charge and attendance at this event may qualify for 2 hours CPD and is accredited by the Ecole de Formation du Barreau.

Flyer

May
23
Thu
“The nuts and bolts of cross-border and EU litigation post-Brexit” @ Manchester Civil Justice Center
May 23 @ 17:00 – 19:00

Whatever happens with Brexit, a knowledge of EU law and its principles has become increasingly relevant for a legal practice in most areas of law. Presuming Brexit goes ahead, the entire acquis of EU law will crystallise and become part of our domestic law on Brexit day, but subject to ministerial powers to re-write areasof law considered to be “deficient”. Lawyers wishing to challenge any unlawfulexercise of these Henry VIII powers will not only need to have a solid grounding in public law and judicial review but will also need to understand EU law on Brexit day, as well as EU law and its legal principles as they develop. And even if Brexit is halted in its tracks, there is an ever greater need now to understand EU law in cases involving both domestic and cross-border litigation.

To register for free, please email lois@mcdermottqc.com

Find more information in the following flyer: EC Event 23.05.19

Jun
11
Tue
Which seat to choose? Debate on the merits of arbitration in the following jurisdictions: England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Switzerland @ Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Jun 11 @ 17:30 – 21:00

In Conjunction with the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2019 – 6PM – HILTON EDINBURGH CARLTON
The Franco British Lawyers Society has been holding this particular event since 1995 in Edinburgh London, Dublin and Paris. The choice of the seat of Arbitration is an important one, and many jurisdictions seek to attract arbitrations to their shore. This panel of experienced practitioners will highlight the differences and advantages of their particular jurisdictions

England – Nicholas Stewart QC, barrister, Deputy High Court Judge
France – Rajeev Sharam Fokeer, Avocat associe/Partner, FTPA (Paris&London)
Ireland – Arran Dowling Hussey, barrister, adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator. Dublin, Belfast and London
Scotland – David Arnott, Partner Construction Group Brodies LLP
Switzerland – Marc Veit, Partner Arbitration and Litigation Lalive

The Debate will be chaired by Brandon Malone, of Brandon Malone & Company

Date: 11th June 2019
Venue: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, 19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD
5:30pm – Registration
6pm – 8pm – Debate
8pm onwards – Drinks Reception

The Drinks Reception is kindly sponsored by the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

The event is free of charge and is accredited for 2 hours CPD points with the SRA, the Bar Standards Board and the Ecole de Formation du Barreau

To reserve a place, please email the CIArb (SB) Honorary Secretary at:  CIARBS@shepwedd.com

Numbers are limited and registration will be on a first-come first-served basis

Find the flyer here: FBLS – Which Seat to Chose – Edinburgh – 11 June 2019

Jul
8
Mon
European Lawyers Summer Reception @ Law Society
Jul 8 @ 17:30 – 20:00

It is our pleasure to share this invitation from the Law Society of England and Wales to their European Lawyers summer reception taking place on the 8th July 2019.

This event will be an opportunity for Registered European Lawyers working in England and Wales, and for other key stakeholders, to get together and hear about the support the Law Society can provide.

You will hear from their incoming vice president David Greene about their work in Europe, particularly in the context of Brexit.
Members of the International Team will also be available to answer any questions you might have.

Programme

17:30 – 18:00    Registration and refreshments
18:00 – 18:15    Welcome speech: David Greene, incoming vice president, The Law Society of England and Wales
18:15 – 20:00    Drinks and networking reception

Rsvp: please click here to book your place at the summer reception

Jul
23
Tue
Summer reception: Prix Roederer @ Résidence de France (Residence of the French Ambassador in London)
Jul 23 @ 18:00 – 20:00

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

Oct
3
Thu
Property and Succession in France and in Scottish/French cross border cases @ French Institute of Scotland
Oct 3 @ 17:30 – 18:30
Property and Succession in France and in Scottish/French cross border cases @ French Institute of Scotland

The Franco-British Lawyers Society invites you to a presentation entitled “Property and Succession in France: a look at the practical operation of the EU Succession Regulation in Scottish/French cross border cases” by Diane Le Grand de Belleroche, Avocat à la Cour (Barreau de Paris) and Solicitor (England & Wales), Befair Avocats, Paris.

Ms de Belleroche will give a general introduction to succession law and highlight the main features of succession law and property ownership in France; she will then outline their practical impact through a case study involving a French woman and Scottish man who live in Scotland but own property in France.

The presentation will be followed by a drinks reception.

The event will be held at the Main Auditorium, Institut français d’Ecosse, West Parliament Square, in Edinburgh

Attendance at the event will qualify for 1 hour CPD.

Places are limited so please book your place via our EventBrite page

 

Flyer for the event: Succession and Property (Edinburgh) FBLS October 2019 [PDF]

Picture: French Home in provence by Kirk F – Public Domain

Oct
4
Fri
Aberdeen event on Property and Succession in France and in Scottish/French cross border cases @ Brodies House
Oct 4 @ 12:30 – 14:00

The Franco-British Lawyers Society invites you to a presentation entitled “Property and Succession in France: a look at the practical operation of the EU Succession Regulation in Scottish/French cross border cases” by Diane Le Grand de Belleroche, Avocat à la Cour (Barreau de Paris) and Solicitor (England & Wales), Befair Avocats, Paris.

Ms de Belleroche will give a general introduction to succession law and highlight the main features of succession law and property ownership in France; she will then outline their practical impact through a case study involving a French woman and Scottish man who live in Scotland but own property in France.

There will be tea/coffee and sandwiches from 12:30 with the presentation starting at 13:00.

The event will be held at Brodies House, 31-33 Union Grove Aberdeen, AB10 6SD

Attendance at the event will qualify for 1 hour CPD.

Oct
11
Fri
Colloque L’Homme, roi des animaux @ Sénat - Salle Clemenceau
Oct 11 @ 08:00 – 18:00

L’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques et la Société de Legislation Comparée organise le 11 octobre prochain un colloque au Sénat intitulé : L’Homme, roi des animaux.

Le colloque entend présenter les regards croisés de spécialistes français et britanniques (juristes praticiens, universitaires, scientifiques, etc.) sur l’appréhension par le Droit de la condition animale mais également sur la place faite à l’Animal dans nos sociétés et cultures respectives, aujourd’hui et après le Brexit.

Inscription obligatoire dans la limite des places disponibles avant le 9 octobre auprès de : emmanuelle.bouvier@legiscompare.com

La participation à ce colloque est gratuite.
Merci de vous munir d’une pièce d’identité.

Conférence validée au titre de la formation continue des avocats (8 heures).

>>>PROGRAMME<<<

Oct
12
Sat
Salon des associations Françaises en Grande-Bretagne @ Baden-Powell House
Oct 12 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Salon Des Associations

Free entry

click on link for more info

Oct
17
Thu
British Society Centenary Gala Dinner
Oct 17 @ 19:00 – 22:15

The British Society Centenary Gala Dinner with Guest of Honour: Lord Ricketts GCMG GCVO will take place on Thursday 17 October 2019, from 7.00pm- 10.15pm in a private house in NW8. It is an elegant reception and dinner (Black Tie).

Short talks by our Distinguished Guests

Short Reading by Loïc Corbery, actor of La Comédie Française 

Price for this event.

Franco-British Society Member: £125.00 or £129.00 (with Paypal)

Guest of FBS Member: £135.00 or £139 (with Paypal)

Corporate Member: £140.00 or £144 (with Paypal)

click on the link below for more information and booking form:

click on the link

Oct
25
Fri
Regulating digital platforms: comparing the British and French models @ Edinburgh University - Lister Learning & Teaching Building - Room 5.3
Oct 25 @ 13:30 – 18:00

Regulating digital platforms: comparing the British and French models

25 October 2019 | 13.30 – 18.00Room 5.3 – Lister Learning & Teaching Building – Edinburgh University

About the conference: Digital platforms play a central role in everyday life for people and businesses; from communications to financial transactions, from intellectual property to job markets, the digital transformation reshapes every aspect of society. International academics discuss together current trends and perspectives in the regulation of platforms, and how platforms themselves are becoming the regulators of our digital lives.

Attendance at the event may qualify for 4 hours CPD. The event is accredited with the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland. Advocates in Scotland will be eligible to claim for 4 CPD hours. Solicitors in Scotland self-certify.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required through Eventbrite: https://regulating-digital-platforms.eventbrite.co.uk

Conference Programme – Regulation of Digitial Platforms Edinburgh 25 Octobre [PDF document]

I. Platform regulation

1.40 The effectiveness of platforms’ French legal obligations – Sylvain CHATRY, Senior Lecturer in IP/IT Law, University of Perpignan

2.00 Edge Computing and Demonstrating Accountability through the Databox – Lachlan URQUHART, Lecturer in Technology Law, University of Edinburgh

2.20 Platforms, trademark infringement and trust – Caroline LE GOFFIC, Senior Lecturer in IP Law, University of Paris V and Yann BASIRE, Associate Professor at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg

2.40 Regulating financial platforms on crypto assets – Amélie FAVREAU, Senior Lecturer in IP/IT Law, University of Grenoble

3.00 Questions

3.20 Break

II. Regulation of activities on platforms

3.40 The notion of subordination against platform workers – Stéphanie LE CAM, Lecturer in IP and Labour Law, University of Rennes

4.00 Not just Uber… taxi services, platforms and competition law in Italy: the MyTaxi decisions of the Italian Competition Authority – Arianna ANDREANGELI, Senior Lecturer in European Law, Edinburgh Law School

4.20 Platforms and the fight against fake news: the UK system, Rachael CRAUFURD-SMITH, Reader in Media Law, University of Edinburgh

4.40 Platforms and the fight against fake news: the French system, Nathalie MALLET POUJOL, Research director at CNRS, University of Montpellier

5.00 Digital Platforms and the Rise of Global Regulation of Hate Speech – Paolo CAVALIERE, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Edinburgh

5.20 Questions

 

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.

Dec
2
Mon
L’ordre public international en droits de la famille et des successions: comparaisons franco-anglaises @ Maison du Barreau
Dec 2 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Click on link below for more information:

2019 12 02 – AJFB – flyer ordre public international en droits de la famille et des successions

Quel impact la notion d’ordre public international, qui fait partie du droit international privé et figure dans les Règlements européens applicables en droit de la famille et des successions, peut-elle avoir dans un contexte franco-anglais ?
L’approche comparative, à travers les textes applicables et la jurisprudence existant dans chacune de ces juridictions, permettra de mettre en évidence les points communs, mais aussi les divergences existant dans ce domaine entre le droit français et le droit anglais, qui doivent être pris en compte dans les situations familiales et successorales impliquant les deux juridictions.

Dec
19
Thu
SOLD OUT Oscar Wilde Trial Re-enactment
Dec 19 @ 18:00 – 20:00

 

This project will be a moot based on the trial of Oscar Wilde rather than an exact reconstruction of it. The barristers will be preparing a set of facts based on the trial of Oscar Wilde. It would tend to concentrate more on the libel case than the criminal case.

Thomas Francis will be the applicant and Katherine Elliot the respondent. They are both from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. Mark Warby will be the judge for this trial.

Merlin Holland who is Oscar Wilde’s grandson will make an introduction to the moot

The event will happen in three different parts: there will be an introduction of the historic case and some background of the law at the time, then have both parties’ submissions and, finally, we will finish by the judgment.

Link to flyer: Oscar Wilde On trial Flyer

 

 

 

 

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Jan
27
Mon
Annual Reception at the House of Lords
Jan 27 @ 18:00 – 20:00

By Invitation Only

Feb
6
Thu
Arbitration: which seat to choose? @ Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre
Feb 6 @ 17:00 – 19:00

Click on the link below to see the flyer with all the information

Which Seat to Choose

Mar
26
Thu
POSTPONED “Complex tax issues arising between France and the United Kingdom for private clients” @ Pension Room at Gray’s Inn
Mar 26 @ 18:00 – 20:15

Due to growing concerns relating to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, it has been decided to postpone the event on Franco-British tax law matters scheduled for Thursday 26 March.  We are currently liaising with all interested parties to identify a suitable alternative date and we will send you a confirmation email as soon as practicable.

 We hope that you will be able to join us.

 

 

 

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

Thursday 26 March 2020 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 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 of the following speakers:

  • Géraldine Appert, is based in London and is Senior Vice President responsible for the Wealth Planning offering for the UK Market at Lombard Odier, with 25 years of experience in advising international ultra-high net worth individuals with cross border wealth and succession planning, and in particular UK Resident Non-Domiciled.

Prior to joining the Lombard Odier Group, she worked for Société Générale (SG) Private Banking in London and Singapore, heading up the international wealth planning team. She was also a Director of SG London and Singapore Trust Company.

In the first half of her career, Géraldine was a French Barrister at the Paris Bar litigating in international contentious succession and a qualified UK Private Client solicitor in London. She is also fully STEP qualified.

  • Sarah Bogard, Senior Solicitor and Chartered Tax Adviser in the Private Client, Trusts and Estates team, as well as head of the French Property, Tax and Estates Team, at Furley Page. Her area of expertise lies in both English and French law for private individuals, including wills and succession planning, and English trusts to issues that might arise from French property ownership (such as advising British clients in respect of French property transactions and estate administrations).
  • 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.
  • Stéphanie Prudent is the Fiscal Attachée before the French Embassy in London. After graduating
    from the prestigious school for national administration (ENA) in France, Stéphanie became a
    member of the French tax administration and was entrusted with several missions in France, until
    she became the Fiscal Attachée before the French Embassy in London in 2017. As such, she has a
    deep knowledge of specific tax issues arising between France and the UK.
  • 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

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

 

Jun
2
Tue
POSTPONED Public Private Partnership Projects and Dispute Resolution: cross-border perspectives
Jun 2 @ 18:00 – 20:00

More information coming soon!

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

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