Agenda

Mar
15
ven
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
mer
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

 

Avr
3
mer
Social Evening with the British Italian Law Association (BILA) and the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS) @ Vulliamy Bar (Law Society)
Avr 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<<

Mai
7
mar
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

https://lidw.co.uk/

Mai
15
mer
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 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

Juin
11
mar
Which seat to choose? Debate on the merits of arbitration in the following jurisdictions: England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Switzerland @ Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Juin 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

Juil
1
lun
Visit to the Luxembourg Court
Juil 1 @ 09:00 – 16:00
Juil
23
mar
Summer reception: Prix Roederer @ Résidence de France (Residence of the French Ambassador in London)
Juil 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
jeu
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
ven
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
ven
L’homme, roi des animaux? Animaux, droit & société @ Palais du Luxembourg (siège du Sénat)
Oct 11 Jour entier

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.

Programme: 2019 10 11 – animaux, droit et société

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
sam
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
25
ven
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
ven
Belfast Colloquium 2019 : ‘Navigating Brexit – Icebergs Ahead? UK, Irish, French and EU Perspectives’ @ Inn of Court in Northern Ireland
Nov 15 Jour entier
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.

Déc
2
lun
L’ordre public international en droits de la famille et des successions: comparaisons franco-anglaises @ Maison du Barreau
Déc 2 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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.

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

Déc
19
jeu
SOLD OUT Oscar Wilde Trial Re-enactment
Déc 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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Fév
29
sam
RACING 92/LA ROCHELLE @ Paris La Défense Arena
Fév 29 @ 14:30 – 20:00

Samedi 29 février, à l’invitation du Président du Racing 92, l’AJFB/FBLS, conduite par Ian Forrester, a assisté à la rencontre du Top 14 entre le Racing 92 et le stade rochelais, marquée par une victoire écrasante du Racing 49 à 0. Autour de Finn Russell, l’AJFB a visité l’Arena dans des conditions exceptionnelles, pour une troisième mi-temps qui laissera longtemps des souvenirs aux petits et grands, des loges présidentielles aux vestiaires et à la pelouse du stade. L’événement, organisé par Frédéric Goldberg (AJFB) et les équipes de Julien Albinet (Racing 92), grâce à David Guild et Aristide Levi, a permis d’accueillir le Bâtonnier des Hauts-de-Seine Vincent Maurel, son Conseil de l’Ordre et de poser les bases d’une coopération future. Un bel essai à transformer ! #Droitdusport #Rugby #Racing92 #cieletblanc #AJFB #FBLS

Mar
26
jeu
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/).

 

Juil
30
jeu
2ND PUBLIC POLICY WEBINAR “The end of uncertainty?”: practical questions after BREXIT: Persons, devolved government and courts
Juil 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

Oct
5
lun
The London Legal Walk 2020 @ 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Barrister Chambers
Oct 5 @ 16:30 – 19:00

Please see this two minute message from the Lord Chief Justice.

https://youtu.be/vsXyB0qcykc

He hopes it will inspire you  to join in the London Legal Walk-10xChallenge on October 5th  and support the FBLS

The 2020 London Legal Walk will take place on Monday 5th October 2020 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.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/FBLS

Nov
18
mer
FBLS Public Policy Webinar 4 – UK and Irish Perspectives on Brexit
Nov 18 @ 10:30 – 12:30

UK and Irish perspectives on Brexit.

November 18th at 10:30 UK/11:30 CET.

(Duration approx.120 minutes)

This will be the Society’s fourth webinar on practical questions and problems presented by Brexit. This event will consider the challenges presented in the context of the United Kingdom and Ireland. We shall be delighted to welcome Judges and senior academics to discuss their perspectives on the practical questions and challenges ahead for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

We will once again have the pleasure of having Ian Forrester QC as Chairman and Sir David Edward giving his summation at the end.

Ian Forrester QC LLD President of the FBLS. Formerly Judge of the General Court of the European Union from 2015 to 2020.
Sir David Edward QC LLD Formerly Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.

The other speakers for this webinar will be:

Professor Katy Hayward Professor of Political Sociology in Queen’s University Belfast. She holds a Senior Fellowship in the UK in a Changing Europe think-tank where she leads a major project on ‘The future and status of Northern Ireland after Brexit.’
The Rt. Hon Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey Judge of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland and Former President of the United Kingdom Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum).
Professor Brice Dickson Emeritus Professor of International and Comparative Law at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests are mainly in judicial activism, human rights law, policing law and employment law. His latest book is The Irish Supreme Court (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Colm Mac Eochaidh, Judge of the General Court, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg and formerly Judge of the High Court of Ireland.

The Bar Council in Northern Ireland has accredited this event with 2 CPD points.

 The webinar is open to all. Registration is free and the event will be recorded.  

 To register, please email fbls@outlook.com and details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

 The society welcomes new members. To join the FBLS, click on the following link.

Legal Careers Forum (TBC) @ Bloomsbury University of Law
Nov 18 @ 18:00 – 21:00

ANNUAL FRANCO-BRITISH LEGAL CAREERS FORUM

 Wednesday 18 November  2020, 6.00 – 9.00pm

University of Law, 14 Store Street, London WC1E 7DE Room SG01 ‘Ground Floor, Store Street Building’

 Followed by drinks kindly provided by the University of Law

To register email the FBLS Administrator at: fbls@outlook.com

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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, Belgium 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  FBLS, Chevalier de La Legion d’Honneur, de l’Ordre National du Mérite et de L’Ordre du Mérite Maritime
Panel:
Lucie Bruneau- Carpentieri Assistante de la Magistrate de liaison à Londres,  Ambassade de France au Royaume Uni, précédemment  Legal Headhunter at SSQ in London and Litigator at Saidji&Moreau in Paris. Avocat au barreau de Paris.
  Gay Bailey Policy adviser at the Ministry of Justice in family law advising in particular HM Government on EU matters relating to family law.

 

Leonardo Carpentieri Counsel at LMS LLP in London. Avocat au Barreau de Paris and Solicitor of England & Wales specialised 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.

 

Floriane Laruelle Trainee Solicitor at Dawson Cornwell Solicitors ( who started her legal career  as a para legal)  in the Private client and Family Law Department .

 

Sally Osborn

 

Notary Public, Past President of The Notaries Society; retired English solicitor with a London practice where she set up the “French Department”.

 

Rosalie Johnstone

 &  Rebecca Mee

 

 

Both  completed their training contracts with Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP London; in September  this year Rosalie and Rebecca qualified into, respectively, the Banking & Finance and International Dispute Resolution teams of the London office of  Gide Loyrette Nouel

 

 

 

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 (£15 annual subscription fee for students, interns and trainee solicitors) For information & registration email the FBLS Administrator at: fbls@outlook.com

 

Nov
25
mer
BREXIT : where are we now ?
Nov 25 @ 10:30 – 12:30

BREXIT : where are we now ?

 

Wednesday 25th of November at 10:30 UK/ 11:30 CET.
(Duration approx.110 minutes)
This will be the fifth webinar to review the questions and problems presented by Brexit. In
this one we shall have the privilege of two distinguished political figures as well as an
academic who will describe as best is possible the current prospects; and we shall get an
update on the various litigations touching the plight of EU and UK citizens living and
working outside the country of their birth. These questions affect four million people directly.
As before, we welcome the support of Glasgow University and in particular Sir Anton
Muscatelli and the Law School.
We will once again have Ian Forrester QC as chairman and Sir David Edward will give his
summation at the end.

Ian Forrester QC LLD  President of the FBLS. Formerly Judge of the General Court of the European Union from 2015 to 2020.
Sir David Edward QC LLD Formerly Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.

The other speakers for this webinar will be:

Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC Former attorney general and Chair of the Intelligence & Security Committee.
Michael Russell, Constituency Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute as well as Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs.
Professor Christopher Grey Emeritus Professor of Organization Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London and a former Professor at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge. Since 2016 he has written a widely praised weekly blog analysing Brexit developments and has commented extensively on Brexit in UK and overseas media.
Jeremy Morgan QCVice-Chair of British in Europe aswell as joint founder of British in Italy
Representative of “British in Europe”
The webinar is open to all. Registration is free and the event will be recorded.  
To register, please email fbls@outlook.com and details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.
The society welcomes new members. To join the FBLS, click on the following link.

 

Déc
15
mar
30ème Colloque annuel de l’AJFB/FBLS (TBC)
Déc 15 @ 09:53 – 10:53

Information to be confirm at a later date

Déc
31
jeu
Trade law / sanctions @ Hogan Lovells (London)
Déc 31 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Date & Time  TBC

More information to follow

Mai
27
jeu
Webinar COVID-19 Symposium Webinar Part one
Mai 27 @ 08:45 – 13:00

 

 

COVID-19 Symposium: Constitutional, political, social and health threats and challenges in France and the United Kingdom.

 On 27 May 2021 Start at 08.45am  to 1pm 

COVID-19 Symposium Webinar Part one

This symposium is co-organised by Aurélien Antoine (Jean-Monnet Saint Étienne University and Lyon University), Andrew Blick (King’s College London), Géraldine Gadbin-George (Panthéon-Assas University) and Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan (Poitiers University) in association with the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS).

Programme

08:45 am: Plenary session hosted by Ian Forrester and moderated by Leonardo Carpentieri, Chair of the Franco-British Lawyers Society’s English Committee.

Ian Forrester QC LLD

President of the FBLS and formerly Judge of the General Court of the European Union.

Leonardo Carpentieri.

Chair of the Committee of the Franco-British Lawyers Society for England and Wales.

09:00 am – 11:00 am, Roundtable 1 – “How we handled the pandemic: Public Policies and Constitutional Perspectives” 

Paul Evans

former Clerk of the House of Commons. Expertise: “Covid and the British Parliament”

Elina Lemaire

Professor-Elect in Public Law at the University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Expertise: “Etat d’urgence sanitaire et contrôle parlementaire du gouvernement en France”

Pippa Catterall

Professor of History and Policy at the University of Westminster Expertise: “The embodied Constitution: Citizens, Bodies and Covid”

Sébastien Brameret

Senior Lecturer in Public Law, at the University of Grenoble. Expertise: “Nationalisation en temps de pandémie: une opportunité manquée?”

Emma Guernaoui

PhD student in Public Law, at the University of Montpellier / Panthéon-Assas . Expertise: “La régulation économique des autorités administratives et publiques indépendantes en temps de crise sanitaire”

Alexander McKenna

PhD student, King’s College London. Expertise: “Covid 19 and government communications in the UK”

11:00 am – 12:45 pm, Round Table 2 – “Pandemic and freedoms: a difficult conciliation

Rebecca Moosavian

Associate Professor in Law at the University of Leeds. Expertise: “Covid-19 legislation and human rights in the UK & France”

Anne Cousson

Senior Lecturer in British Studies, at the University of Poitiers. Expertise: “Defining human rights in the time of Covid (focusing mainly on France)”

Charlotte Denizeau

Senior Lecturer in Public Law, at the University of Panthéon-Assas. Expertise: “Eurostar and the Covid crisis”

Evelyne Bonis

Professor in Criminal Law at the Bordeaux Law School and Head of the Bordeaux Institute of Judicial Studies (IEJ). Expertise: “Coronavirus et prison : la question des aménagements de peine des détenus”

Akila Taleb-Karlsson

Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Toulon. Expertise: “Coronavirus crisis and disadvantaged people: the case of prisoners in light of the fundamental rights guaranteed in the course of criminal proceedings”

12:45 pm –1 pm:  Questions & Answers and concluding remarks.

To register Please email Sophia Administrator at fbls@outlook.com

This event was organised with the support of the following research centres:

 

 

 

 

Mai
28
ven
Webinar COVID-19 Symposium Webinar Part two
Mai 28 @ 08:45 – 13:00

 

COVID-19 Symposium: Constitutional, political, social and health threats and challenges in France and the United Kingdom.

 On 28 May 2021 Start at 08.45am  to 1pm 

COVID-19 Symposium Webinar Part Two

This symposium is co-organised by Aurélien Antoine (Jean-Monnet Saint Étienne University and Lyon University), Andrew Blick (King’s College London), Géraldine Gadbin-George (Panthéon-Assas University) and Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan (Poitiers University) in association with the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS).

Programme:

08:45 am: Plenary session during which Lord Morgan will elaborate on the History of pandemics from the plague to Covid-19 via the Spanish Flu. This session will be moderated by Anne Cousson, Senior Lecturer in British Studies, at the University of Poitiers.

Lord Morgan

is a Labour Peer and former member of the House of Lords Constitutional Committee.

Anne Cousson

Senior Lecturer in British Studies, at the University of Poitiers.

09:00 am –11:00 am, Round Table 3 – “ Health sector (national and global) issues”

Professor Cazenave-Roblot

Head of Department of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital Centre, CHU Poitiers. Expertise: “Dealing with Covid in a French Hospital: Threats and Challenges”

Doctor Anne-Emmanuelle Gibson

coordinating doctor. Expertise : “ Un an de Covid en maison de retraite entre accompagnement bienveillant des personnes âgées et contrôle sanitaire”

Charles Couédic de Kérérant

Secretary of the FBLS and Lecturer in Private Law at the University Paris Dauphine. Expertise: “Covid caregiver reinforcement /volunteering at the French Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital”

Yseult Marique

Lecturer in Law at the Essex Law School. Expertise: “Sciences and politics in times of Covid-19: Comparison between the UK and France”

Pascal Cudicio

Lecturer in British Studies at the University of Pantheon-Assas. Expertise: “Covid and global health diplomacy. The case study of Britain and France”

11:00 am –12:45 pm, Round Table 4 – “What has changed and changes across different sectors and international perspective.”

Marta Wojciechowska

Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College, London. Expertise : “Democratic innovations and the post-pandemic recovery ”

Professor Daniel Susskind

Fellow in Economics at Oxford University and Visiting Professor at King’s College, London. Expertise: “Covid and work policies”

Stephanie Bory

Professor-Elect in British Studies at the University of Lyon. Expertise: “Covid-19: Boosting or killing calls for Welsh independence?”

Elizabeth Sheppard-Sellam

Senior Lecturer of Political Science and US civilisation at the University of Tours. Expertise: “Coronavirus cybercrime et cyberterrorism proceedings”

Leonardo Carpentieri

Solicitor (England & Wales), Avocat à la Cour (Paris), Head of the Management Committee of the Franco-British Lawyers Society for England and Wales. Expertise: “Covid-19 and international arbitration: key procedural and substantive considerations”

12:45 pm – 1 pm:  Questions & Answers and concluding remarks.

To register please contact Sophia Administrator at fbls@outlook.com

 

This event was organised with the support of the following research centres

 

Juin
25
ven
Postponed to June 2022 Franco-British Maritime Colloquium (TBC)
Juin 25 @ 18:00 – Juin 26 @ 20:00

More information will be posted at a later date

Août
30
lun
Postponed to a later date Visit to the European Court of Human Rights – Strasbourg (TBC)
Août 30 @ 09:00 – 16:00
Postponed to a later date Visit to the European Court of Human Rights - Strasbourg (TBC)

Date to be confirmed

More information at a later date

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