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Annual Colloquium 2018 – Brexit : the practical and legal consequences for the constituent parts of the UK and France, including the devolved administrations @ The Scottish Parliament
Sep 28 all-day

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

Colloque annuel 2018 – Brexit : Les conséquences pratiques et juridiques pour les parties constitutives du Royaume-Uni et pour la France, y compris les administrations décentralisées

Friday 28 September 2018 – The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Followed by reception at Edinburgh Castle and Gala Dinner

Attendance at the Colloquium will qualify for CPD.

Programme & Registration – Edinburgh Brexit Colloque 2018

Become a member now until the end of 2019:  Membership

Point of contact for registration: Paul Harvey at paulharvey@amadvocates.co.uk

Programme

8.30    Registration/Accueil

            The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd. Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Please leave sufficient time to pass through security and bring an identity document with you

Veuillez prévoir  suffisamment de temps pour passer le contrôle de  sécurité et merci de vous munir d’une pièce d’identité

9.00    Welcoming speech/Propos introductifs

Ian Forrester, QC,   Judge at the General Court of the European Union, President of the FBLS

9.15 – 10.45 FIRST SESSION/THÈME

THE CONSTITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS 

LES REPERCUSSIONS D’ORDRE CONSTITUTIONNEL

Session chaired by/séance présidée par

Sir David Edward, QC, former judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union and now Chairman of the Edinburgh Europa Institute

9.15 -9.35      The future role and influence of the CJEU/le role futur de la CJUE et son influence, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, former President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

9.35-9.55       [speaker from France to be confirmed]

9.55-10.15     The implications for devolution/les implications pour les administrations décentralisées du Royaume-Uni, Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

10.15-10.45   Panel discussion and Q&A/questions-débat

10.45-11.15   Coffee break/pause café

 

11.15 – 12.45 SECOND SESSION/ THÈME 2

COMMERCIAL CONSIDERATIONS: COMPETITION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, CROSS-BORDER CONTRACTS AND THE PROTECTION OF REGIONAL PRODUCTS

CONSIDERATIONS D’ORDRE COMMERCIAL, PROPRIETE INTELLECTUELLE, CONTRATS TRANSFRONTALIERS ET  PROTECTIONS DES PRODUITS REGIONAUX

Session chaired by/séance présidée par

Lord Tyre, Senator of the College of Justice

This will be a panel session with contributions from/table ronde avec la participation de:

  • Páll Hreinsson, President of the EFTA Court
  • Robert Buchan, Partner, Brodies, Solicitors, Edinburgh
  • Amélie Favreau, Université Grenoble-Alpes
  • Paul Butcher, Partner and Brexit Director Herbert Smith Freehills, Solicitors, London
  • Sarah Cardell, General Counsel, United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority

There will be an extended Q & A session after the presentations/un débat approfondi aura lieu après les présentations des participants

12.45-14.00   Lunch/pause déjeuner

The Scottish Parliament

14.00-15.30 THIRD SESSION/ THÈME 3

THE CONSEQUENCES FOR FAMILY LAW: JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT IN CROSS-BORDER DISPUTES

LES CONSEQUENCES POUR LE DROIT DE LA FAMILLE: COMPETENCE JUDICIAIRE ET EXECUTION DES JUGEMENTS DANS LES LITIGES TRANSFRONTALIERS

Session chaired by/séance présidée par

Michael Clancy, Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland

14.00-14.20               Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales

14.20-1440                Kate Dowdalls, QC, member of the Faculty of Advocates and Commissioner of the Scottish Law Commission

14.40-15.00               Ariane de Guillenchmidt, avocat à la Cour, Paris

15.00-15.30               Panel discussion and Q&A/questions-débat

15.30-15.45               Tea/pause-café

 

15.45-16.45   FOURTH SESSION/ THÈME 3

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANTS/LES MANDATS D’ARRET EUROPEENS

Session chaired by/séance présidée par

Angela Rafferty, QC, Chair of the Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales

15.45-16.05               James Wolffe, QC, the Lord Advocate

16.05-16.25               Stéphane Bonifassi, avocat au Barreau de Paris, ancien Premier Secrétaire de la Conférence du Barreau de Paris (1994)

16.25-16.45               Panel discussion and Q&A/questions-débat

16.45-17.00               Closing remarks/mots de cloture

Lady Dorrian           Lord Justice Clerk, former President of the FBLS

 

18.00-19.30               Reception: the Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle, hosted by Fiona Hyslop, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

 

20.00-23.00   Gala Dinner A Minister from the Scottish Government has been invited as guest of honour

Dress: lounge suit or kilts/tenue de ville ou kilt

On Thursday 27 September, delegates and guests are invited to a drinks reception hosted by the Consul Général de France, M. Emmanuel Cocher, from 18.30 to 20.00 at the Institut français d’Écosse, West Parliament Square, Edinburgh.

Le jeudi 27 septembre, les délégués et leurs accompagnants sont invités à une réception par M. Emmanuel Cocher, Consul Général de France entre 18h30 et 20 heures. La réception aura lieu à l’Institut français d’Écosse, West Parliament Square, Edinburgh.

An informal dinner for delegates wishing to participate will be organised for Thursday evening after the drinks reception. Please let us know in advance if you would like to join us.

Un dîner informel aura lieu après la réception. Veuillez nous informer en avance si vous souhaitez y participer.

On Saturday morning, there will be a visit to St Giles Cathedral and Parliament House, where the Supreme Courts of Scotland are located

Le samedi matin : visite guidée de la Cathédrale de Saint Giles et du Palais de justice.

Attendance at the Colloquium will qualify for CPD.

The programme is subject to modifications/le programme est susceptible de modifications. In particular, in light of the considerable uncertainty that currently exists concerning the form that Brexit will take, the programme may be adapted to take account of developments relevant to Scottish interests.

Colloquium fees

FBLS members / Membres AJFB    £100 / €120

Non-members / Non-membres        £120 / €140

Lawyers called or admitted for less than 5 years    £50 / €70 Avocats admis au barreau depuis moins de 5 ans

Academics / Universitaires              £40 / €50

Students       £10 (the price for students does not include lunch at the Parliament) /

Etudiants      €12 (déjeuner au Parlement non compris pour les étudiants)

Dinner 28 September          £120 / €140

Guest(s) / Accompagnant(s)  (£120 / €140)

 

Sponsors

 The Edinburgh Europa Institute is a multi-disciplinary research centre within the University of Edinburgh devoted to the study of the governance, institutions, law and policies of the European Union, and of Europe more broadly. Founded in 1968, the Europa Institute is one of the most active and longest-established specialist centres of advanced study on European integration in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Its purpose is to facilitate academic analysis, teaching and debate of the history and processes of European integration, with specific reference to the policies and institutions of the European Union and its Member States.

 

 

 

 

 

The Franco-British Lawyers Society is a registered charity that aims to advance public education and training in the practice of French law and the laws of the United Kingdom while facilitating arrangements and exchanges between British and French lawyers thereby contributing to the enhancement of legal, economic and cultural ties between France and the United Kingdom

 

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

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