Agenda

Déc
29
sam
Recap events / Récapitulatif agenda 2001-2012
Déc 29 @ 13:30 – 14:30
Mar
14
jeu
Comparing the mechanisms of trust and fiducie, and the taxation of trusts in France @ Edinburgh School of Law - Lecture Room 175
Mar 14 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Flyer for Trust & Fiducie Event

Presentation by the The Notary Students of the Law School of the Université de Lorraine

The lecture will commence at 6pm with tea/coffee available from 7pm

 

Juin
4
mar
Visit of the Court of Justice of the European Union @ Court of Justice of the European Union
Juin 4 – Juin 5 Journée entière

The event is accredited for 6.5 hours CPD points with the BSB, SRA, ILEX and the Faculty of Advocates

Validation formation EFB : 6,5 heures

Visit ECJ – 4 June 2013 – Programme

Visit ECJ 2013 – Attendance form

Guidance on travel and accommodation – ECJ

Visite CJCE 2013 – Inscription

Please complete the attached registration form and return it no later than 24 May 2013 to david.guild@curia.europa.eu or athanase.popov@curia.europa.eu

Programme

08:30 Arrival

08:45 – 09:30 Salle de conférence – Palais

Presentation of a case (see below).

09:30 – 11:15 Grande salle d’audience – Palais

Hearing before the Grand Chamber  – C-43/12 Commission / Parlement et Conseil (FR) (Directive 2011/82/UE – Échange transfrontalier d’informations concernant les infractions en matière de sécurité routière – Choix de la base juridique – Domaine de la politique commune des transports ou de la coopération policière – Amélioration de la sécurité routière – Maintien des effets de la directive en cas d’annulation.

11 :15 – 11 :30 Coffee

11:30 – 12:15 Salle de conférence – Palais

Talk by Judge Jean-Claude Bonichot on the European Court of Justice as a supreme court in the European Union.

12:15 – 13:00 Salle de conférence – Palais

Talk by Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston on the topic of Mutual trust in the area of freedom, security and justice (any questions regarding European Citizenship are also welcome).

13:00 Lunch Salon G – Galerie – niveau 2

A working lunch will be provided by the Court.

14:30 – 16:00 Salle de conférence – Palais

Table Ronde’ – a general round-table discussion regarding the ‘Enlargement of the European Union’ (‘Élargissement de l’Union européenne’).

Chair: Professor Siniša Rodin, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law – ‘EU accession and Croatian judiciary’.

Speaker: Professor Eleftheria Neframi, University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance.

16:00 End of the visit

 

Oct
18
ven
Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston on making the ECJ more productive – Joëlle Godard Memorial Lecture @ Edinburgh Law School - Lecture Theatre 175
Oct 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Flyer – Joelle Godard Memorial Lecture – Eleanor Sharpston Advocate General ECJ

The Franco-British Lawyers Society, in Association with the Edinburgh School of Law, invites you to a memorial lecture for Joëlle Godard entitled « Making the Court of Justice of the European Union More Productive » by Eleanor Sharpston QC, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Communities. The lecture will be held at the Edinburgh Law School, Lecture Theatre 175, at 6 pm and will be followed by a drinks reception in the adjoining Lorimer Room.

Attendance at the event will qualify for 1 hour CPD. The event is accredited with the Faculty of Advocates (Scotland). Solicitors in Scotland self-certify.

 

Picture of Eleanor Sharpston taken by Gregory Fox at a 2008 International Law Workshop oragnised at the University of Michigan Law School
Picture of Eleanor Sharpston taken by Gregory Fox at a 2008 International Law Workshop organised at the University of Michigan Law School
Déc
4
mer
Countries, States, and Legal Systems: An International Private Law Perspective @ Edinburgh School of Law
Déc 4 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Countries, States, and Legal Systems:  An International Private Law Perspective @ Edinburgh School of Law | Edinburgh | United Kingdom

The Franco-British Lawyers Society, in Association with the Edinburgh School of Law, invites to a seminar with Professor Gerry Maher (University of Edinburgh) & Professor Barry Rodger (University of Strathclyde), entitled “Countries, States, and Legal Systems: An International Private Law Perspective” in the Lorimer Room of the Edinburgh School of Law.

Tea/coffee will be served from 6pm with the seminar starting at 6.30pm.

Attendance at the event will qualify for 1 hour CPD. The event is accredited with the Faculty of Advocates (Scotland). Solicitors in Scotland self-certify.

Countries, States, and Legal Systems An International Private Law Perspective – 4 December 2013 – Flyer

Mar
27
jeu
Judicial review of primary legislation in France @ Edinburgh School of Law (Raeburn room)
Mar 27 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Judicial review of primary legislation in France @ Edinburgh School of Law (Raeburn room) | Edinburgh | United Kingdom

“Judicial review of primary legislation in France: the increase in judicial activism in the Constitutional Council”

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 « Judicial review of primary legislation in France: the increase in judicial activism in the Constitutional Council ». The discussion will cover the 2008 reform of the French constitution extending the powers of judicial review of the Constitutional Court and will assess the impact of such reform on the institutional balance of powers in the French legal system. The event will be held at the Edinburgh Law School, Raeburn Room, on Thursday the 27th March 2014 from 5.30 pm, starting with a coffee and tea, followed by the presentation at 6pm. This is a free event open to everyone.

Review of primary legislation in France

Avr
28
lun
France Property – Tax and Succession Laws @ Murray Beith Murray
Avr 28 @ 17:30 – 20:00
France Property - Tax and Succession Laws @ Murray Beith Murray | Edinburgh | United Kingdom

The Franco-British Lawyers Society and the Franco-Scottish Business Club invite you to an event where Florence Richards, French Property and Tax Adviser at Furley Page Solicitors,  will speak about the ownership of property in France and the Tax and Succession Laws which apply.

The event will be held at the law firm Murray Beith Murray in Edinburgh (3 Glenfinlas Street EH3 6AQ – off northwest corner of Charlotte Square).

Please arrive from 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Refreshments will be served before and after the talk – the event is expected to finish by 8pm.

Attendance at the event will qualify for 1 hour CPD. The event is accredited with the Faculty of Advocates (Scotland). Solicitors in Scotland self-certify.

Free to FBLS members, Non-members £15.

Please register with Carole Hope carole.hope@murraybeith.co.uk as numbers are limited.

 

(Picture: The palace of Luxembourg (Paris) at sunset by Benh (2007) Source: Wikipedia

Nov
24
lun
Arts and Law Event @ Lyon & Turnbull
Nov 24 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Arts Events – FRSA FBLS Lyon & Turnbull 24 November 2014 (PDF)

In association with the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy.

Members of the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS) are invited to enjoy the Lyon & Turnbull British and European Paintings Sale and hear presentations from speakers from France and Scotland which will compare and contrast issues surrounding works of art in the UK and France.

Speakers will include Nick Curnow, Head of Paintings and Managing Director, and Charlotte Riordan, Head of Contemporary Paintings at Lyon & Turnbull as well as Dr Brad Spitz from Paris law firm YS Avocats.

The event will be held at Lyon & Turnbull (33 Broughton Place EH1 3RR) from 6 pm on Monday the 24th November and will be followed by a drinks reception.

While the event is free for FBLS members please contact Carole Hope to book your place carole.hope@murraybeith.co.uk or 0131 220 8878.

Mar
18
mer
Succession law by the students from the University of Lorraine @ Edinburgh Law School (Elder Room)
Mar 18 @ 17:30 – 19:00

« Freedom to dispose vs protection of the heir: comparison between French and British law of succession »

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 « Freedom to dispose vs protection of the heir: comparison between French and British law of succession ».

The event will be held at the Edinburgh Law School, Elder Room, on Wednesday the 18th March 2015 from 5.30 pm, starting with a coffee and tea, followed by the presentation at 6pm.

This is a free event open to everyone.

Mar
25
mer
Arbitration Event « Which seat to choose? » @ Scottish Arbitration Centre
Mar 25 @ 17:30 – 19:30

Wednesday 25 March 2015 – 5.30 –  Arbitration Event « Which seat to choose? »

Scottish Arbitration Centre – 3rd Floor,  125 Princes Street Edinburgh EH2 4AD

The event is accredited for 2 hours of CPD points with the SRA, Bar Standards Board, Ilex, and the Ecole de Formation du Barreau

The popular ‘Which Seat to Choose?’ event hosted annually by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Franco British Lawyers Society returns to Scotland on 25th March 2015.

Speakers from Scotland, England, Ireland and France will try to convince the audience that their seat is the best seat of arbitration in a lighthearted debate.

The evening begins withregistration at 5.30pm with the debate starting at 6pm.  A drinks reception will follow.  To register, email CIARBS@burnesspaull.com

For further details, click on the flyer below.

Admission is free. To register email CIARBS@burnesspaull.com

Admission is open to non members but if you are a CIArb or FBLS member please let us know

Which seat to chose Edinburgh 25 March 2015 (PDF)

Sep
25
ven
Annual Colloquium 2015 – Environmental Law @ The MacKenzie Building
Sep 25 Journée entière

Annual Colloquium 2015 – Environmental Law

Friday 25th September 2015 – Edinburgh – This is an all-day event

The MacKenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, 172 High Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH1 1QX, UK

Attendance at the Colloquium will qualify for 4 hours of CPD

Please send your completed application form (marked private & confidential) with a cheque payable to  Franco-British Lawyers’ Society to Carole Hope, Murray Beith Murray, 3 Glenfinlas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AQ by Friday 18th September 2015.  Alternatively, please e-mail carole.hope@murraybeith.co.uk to book a place and receive details for electronic payment.

2015 Colloque Environment – Flyer Registration (WORD DOCUMENT)

Registration costs for the conference [include refreshments and lunch on Friday]

To become a member of the Society until the end of 2016, please click here

– Member: £100
– Non-Member: £150
– Trainee Solicitor: £25
– Students/ Devil : Free

Gala dinner: £60 per person

Programme

0900-0930                  Registration

0930                             Welcome: Lady Dorian

Session One: The protection of animals

Chair:                            Lady Dorian

0945-1015                     Jean-Marc NEUMANN, University of Strasbourg “The Legal Status of Animals”

1015-1045                     Ruth CHARTERIS, Advocate “The recent RSPB/windfarm Judicial Review”

1045-1115                     Tea break

1115-1145                     Kate FLEMING, Crown Office, “The Challenges of prosecuting wildlife crime”

1145-1215                    Dr Apolline ROGER, Edinburgh School of Law, “Keeping the buzz on: about the EU, the Bees and the UK”

1230-1400                   Lunch – Michael Neave Restaurant

 

Session Two: The protection of the environment

Chair:                            David Guild, European Court of Justice

1400-1445                     Patricia CUBA-SICHLER, DS Avocats, Paris – “ Environmental Law : new legal framework for polluted soil in France ”

1445-1530                     Thomas McMILLAN, Savills-Smiths Gore, – “Ongoing opportunities in a changing renewable energy market”

1530-1545                     Tea break

1545-1630                     Plenary Q&A

 

Gala Dinner at the Scottish Arts Club

Saturday 26th September Optional tours of St Giles Cathedral and Parliament House

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