This event was a moot based on the historical facts that brought Oscar Wilde to trial back in 1895. The facts of 1895 with the setting 2019 laws showed how far the law traveled.
The aim was to get more young lawyers and students involved with the FBLS Society. This is why the team in charge of the organisation was headed by London Committee Member Floriane Laruelle and made up of students and trainee solicitors with a ‘Franco -British’ background. It featured the talented junior barristers Katharine Elliot and Thomas Francis and was excellently presided over by expert High Court judge, Sir Mark Warby.
The introduction was given by Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s grandson and expert on his trials. It was followed by a reception in the Library of the Reform Club which gave the opportunity for lively conversations with the speakers.
All in all an excellent first event for the Society at the Supreme Court thanks to the support of the President Lady Hale and sponsors. It was fully booked and received very positive comments. It was also a remarkable end to a remarkable year again for the Society on the eve of the 30th Anniversary of its launch at the Supreme Court in Paris
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