London International Disputes Week
Mai 7 @ 08:00 – Mai 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

GDPR: sword or shield? Facing up to the new frontier of Data Protection and Information Law challenges @ Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP
Mai 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 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.


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.


Cross-Border Inheritance
Juin 3 @ 17:00 – 20:00
The London Legal Walk 2019 @ 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Barrister Chambers
Juin 17 @ 16:30 – 19:00

The 2019 London Legal Walk will take place on Monday 17th June 2019 from 4.30pm. As in previous years, the FBLS is keen on building a team and would like to invite you to join!

This is a unique opportunity to join more than 8,000 members of the legal profession to raise much-needed money for free legal advice agencies.

Please let us know (by email) should you wish to attend so that we can start building our team and for security purposes.

Limited tee-shirts will be available prior to the walk. You can pre-order one for £10 before 15 April 2019 by email providing your size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) and your payment method (cheque, PayPal, Bank transfert).

We very much look forward to seeing a strong FBLS members’ mobilisation for this event.

Oscar Wilde Trial Re-enactment
Juin 19 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union
Juin 25 @ 09:00 – 16:00
Visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union

The visit will comprise a hearing before the Court of Justice, followed by presentations from members of the Court including Judge Jean-Claude Bonichot, President of the First Chamber of the Court, Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston and Judge Ian Forrester, judge at the General Court. Lunch will be offered in the Court’s dining rooms and the visit will end with a tour of the Court’s buildings. There will be an informal dinner in central Luxembourg which all are very welcome to attend.

La visite comprendra une audience devant la Cour de justice, suivie de presentations par des members de la Cour, y compris M. Jean-Claude Bonichot, Président de la première chambre de la Cour, Mme l’avocat général Sharpston et M. le juge Forrester, juge au Tribunal de l’Union. Un déjeuner sera offert dans les salons de la Cour et la visite se terminera par une visite des locaux de la Cour. Un dîner informel sera organisé pour le soir du 24 juin.  

Advance registration is required in order to comply with the Court’s security requirements. There is no charge for the visit.

Inscription gratuite requise pour répondre aux exigences de sécurité de la Cour.

FBLS CJEU Visit 2019 – Flier [PDF]

For further information and registration, please contact

FBLS CJEU Visit 2019 – Flier [PDF]


Visit to the Luxembourg Court
Juil 1 @ 09:00 – 16:00
Trade law / sanctions @ Hogan Lovells (London)
Oct 1 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Day and time TBC

More information to follow

Legal Careers Forum
Nov 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Franco-British Maritime Colloquium
Juin 1 @ 08:00 – 22:00

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