On 29th January 2018, following the Board Meeting, the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society, at its annual meeting in the River Room, House of Lords, has announced the election of its new President, Ian FORRESTER QC, Judge in the General Court of the European Union, for a three year term. Judge FORRESTER is the third Scottish judge to serve as President, following in the footsteps of Lord PROSSER and Lady DORRIAN. Lord HOPE of CRAIGHEAD KT PC FRSE a supporter and patron of the Society since its inauguration at the Cour de Cassation, Paris in 1990, presided over the reception in the House of Lords. The society is open to practitioners, judges, teachers and students of the law, it has the support of the French Ambassador in the UK and the British Ambassador in France. The Society has sections located in France (Paris), England and Wales (London), Northern Ireland (Belfast), Scotland (Edinburgh) and Luxembourg.
Judge Ian FORRESTER succeeds Bâtonnier Bernard VATIER, who was president of the FBLS for the past three years.
More info and CV on: https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/Jo2_7035/en/
The Board also elected Charles du COUËDIC de KERÉRANT as new General Secretary.
Image credit: Ian FORRESTER: General Court of the European Union; and Charles du COUËDIC de KERÉRANT: Université de Strasbourg