Agenda

Déc
29
sam
Recap events / Récapitulatif agenda 2001-2012
Déc 29 @ 13:30 – 14:30
Jan
28
lun
Annual Reception @ House of Lords
Jan 28 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Mar
5
mar
Careers Forum @ College of Law, Lecture Theatre Room TBA (ground floor)
Mar 5 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Flyer

ANNUAL FRANCO-BRITISH LEGAL CAREERS FORUM
Tuesday 5 March 2013, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
at the COLLEGE OF LAW
14 Store Street, London WC1E 7DE
(just off Tottenham Court Road )
Lecture Theatre Room TBA (ground floor)

 

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

 

Mar
22
ven
Forum des Carrières @ La Sorbonne
Mar 22 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Avr
18
jeu
Dîner Annuel – France 2013 @ Hôtel de Charost - Résidence de l’Ambassadeur de Grande-Bretagne à Paris
Avr 18 @ 21:00 – 00:30
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

 

Sep
27
ven
Colloque Annuel – Dieu et mon droit : Religion, Société et Etat, quelques problèmes d’aujourd’hui @ Salle Lamartine
Sep 27 @ 09:00 – 23:45

Validation formation continue EFB 7 heures – 7 CPD Points

Vendredi 27 Septembre 2013                    9h-18h
Colloque Annuel – Dieu et mon droit : Religion, Société et Etat, quelques problèmes d’aujourd’hui
Salle Lamartine, 101, rue de l’Université, 75007 PARIS  – Paris

Dîner de Gala – 20h30 Automobile Club deFrance

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PROGRAMME ET INSCRIPTION TÉLÉCHARGEABLES / DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION FORM

→Programme du Colloque Annuel – Dieu et mon Droit – 27 Septembre 2013 (PDF)

→Bulletin d’inscription au Colloque du 27 septembre 2013 (WORD)

PARTICIPATION AU COLLOQUE (déjeuner compris / lunch included) :

Membre / Member            300 

Non membre / Non-member       400 

Universitaire / Academic member / Magistrat / Judge     60 

Étudiant / Student       60 

Étudiant / Student (sans le déjeuner / without lunch)      20€

Dîner de gala du vendredi 27 septembre à 20H30 (tenue de soirée)
Gala dinner on Friday 27th September at 8.30 pm (black tie) :                            120 
« AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE FRANCE », 6 place de la Concorde, PARIS 8ème 

PROGRAMME COMPLET

8 h 30      Accueil / Welcoming

9 h                           Ouverture / Opening

Elisabeth Guigou – Présidente de la Commission des affaires étrangères de l’Assemblée nationale, Ancien Garde des Sceaux, Ministre de la justice

Irène Arnaudeau – Présidente de la Section française de l’Association des juristes franco-britanniques (AJFB), Avocat à la Cour

Sous la présidence successive de / Chaired by

Sir Michael Tugendhat – Juge à la High Court of England and Wales, Président de l’AJFB
Jacqueline Riffault-Silk, Conseiller à la Cour de cassation, Chambre commerciale

 

9 h 15      Une introduction par l’histoire / An introduction through history

Roger Errera – Conseiller d’État honoraire

The Honourable Lord Patrick Hodge – Juge à la Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Ancien Procurator to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

10 h        Espace public, service public et libertés religieuses / Public space, public services and religious freedom

Jean-Pierre Machelon – Doyen de la Faculté de droit de l’Université Paris-Descartes, Président de la Commission de réflexion juridique sur les relations des cultes avec les pouvoirs publics (2005-2006)

Sir Michael Tugendhat – Juge à la High Court of England and Wales, Président de l’AJFB

10 h 45    Pause / Break

11 h         Droit de la famille et religion / Family Law and religion

Françoise Monéger – Ancien Conseiller à la Cour de cassation

Sir Jonathan Baker – Juge à la Family Division de la High Court, Membre de la Court of Protection

11 h 45    Table ronde de « répondants » / Round Table « Respondent’s »

Didier Leschi   Préfet délégué pour l’égalité des chances auprès du Préfet de Seine-Saint-Denis, Ancien Chef du Bureau central des cultes au ministère de l’Intérieur

Jacques Salvator – Maire d’Aubervilliers

Valentine Zuber – Maître de conférences à l’École pratique des hautes études, Section des sciences religieuses

12 h 30    Débat / Discussion

12 h 45    Déjeuner / Lunch

Sous la présidence successive de / Chaired by

Fionnuala Connolly – Présidente de la Section d’Irlande du Nord de l’AJFB, Barrister,

The Honourable Lady Dorrian, Juge à la High Court and Court of Session of Scotland, Ancienne Présidente de l’AJFB

14 h 30    Droit du travail et religion / Employment Law and religion

James Dingemans – QC, Juge à la High Court of England and Wales

Emmanuel Dockès  – Professeur à l’Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre-La Défense

15 h 15    Justice et religion / Justice and religion

Béatrice Castellane – Avocat à la Cour, Ancien Membre du Conseil de l’Ordre, Vice-Président d’honneur de l’AJFB

Diane Protat – Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Bernard Vatier – Ancien Bâtonnier de Paris

Simon Horsington – Barrister, Vice-Président d’honneur de l’AJFB

16 h                         Pause / Break

16 h 15    Table ronde de « répondants » / Round Table « Respondent’s »

Thierry-Marie Courau – Dominicain, Doyen du Theologicum de l’Institut Catholique de Paris

Jean-Guy Huglo – Conseiller à la Cour de cassation, Chambre sociale

16 h 45    Droit des affaires : le cas de la finance islamique / Business Law : the case of Islamic finance

Georges Affaki – Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Legal for Structured Finance, CIB Legal BNP Paribas, Professeur associé à l’Université de Paris II

17 h                         Débat / Discussion

17 h 15    Observations conclusives / Conclusive observations

Mme Dominique Schnapper – Directeur d’études à l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Ancien Membre du Conseil constitutionnel

 

Oct
12
sam
Forum des associations @ Baden Powell House
Oct 12 @ 13:00 – 17:00

The FBLS/ AJFB will be at the « Forum des Associations » organised by the Fédération des Associations Françaises en Grande Bretagne (FAFGB)

Affiche Forum des Associations 12 octobre 2013

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
Nov
7
jeu
Which seat of arbitration to choose? Quel siege d’arbitrage choisir? @ Bibliothèque de l’Ordre
Nov 7 @ 18:00 – 20:00

WHICH SEAT OF ARBITRATION TO CHOOSE ? QUEL SIEGE D’ARBITRAGE CHOISIR ?

Flyer Conference Arbitrage 7 novembre 2013 Paris

Inscription – Conference du 7 novembre 2013 (Format Word)

Our panel of experienced arbitration practitioners will each extol the virtues of their respective jurisdictions as a seat of arbitration/Nos intervenants, arbitres expérimentés, mettront en avant les mérites de leurs juridictions respectives en tant que siège d’arbitrage.

Chairman / Président : Stanley Chaney (Ravet & Associés)

Intervenants/Speakers

France : Jérôme Barbet, (Cabinet Pichard)
England & Wales: Daniel Djanogly.
Switzerland: Raphaëlle Favre (Lalive)
Scotland: Brandon Malone (McLure Naismith)

The conference will be followed by a cocktail / La conférence sera suivie d’un cocktail.

Members FBLS/Membres AJFB : 25 Euros ; Non-membres : 35 Euros ; Etudiants : 10 Euros

Validation au titre de la formation continue EFB : 2 Heures 

Attendance at the Colloquium will qualify for 2 hours CPD.

 

Nov
14
jeu
The Paradox of Fashion @ The University of Notre Dame in London
Nov 14 @ 18:00 – 23:30

FBLS Paradox of Fashion 14 nov 2013 (PDF)

The following speakers will be unpicking the seams of Intellectual Property in the fashion world:
– Elizabeth May, in-house IP lawyer at Swiss luxury goods group Richemont, with special responsibility for fashion houses Chloé and Alaïa, and on-line retailer Net-A-Porter.
– Nathalie Dreyfus, CEO of Dreyfus et Associés, Trademark attorney, Expert to the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.
– Jane Lambert, Barrister practising Intellectual Property from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square and author of several IP works including “Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights: a Concise Guide for Businesses, Innovative and Creative Individuals”.
– Annabelle Gauberti, founding partner of Crefovi, a law firm which specialises in advising the creative industries and president of ialci, the International Association of Lawyers for the Creative Industries.

The seminar will be chaired by Catherine Palmer, Legal Director of the fashion house, Joseph.
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Bubbly champagne by Andrea Parrish-Geyer (2009) Creatives Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0) @ FlickR
Bubbly champagne by Andrea Parrish-Geyer (2009) Creatives Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0) @ FlickR

Please arrive at 6pm for a glass of champagne before the seminar.
The seminar will start promptly at 7pm for 2 hours.

 

Sponsorship has been generously provided by Champagne Louis Roederer, and Joseph.

The event is accredited for 2 hours CPD points with the BSB, SRA and ILEX.
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Please register by emailing fbls@outlook.com as spaces are limited.

Nov
22
ven
4th Biennal Belfast Conference – The European Charter of Fundamental Rights (« The Lisbon Charter ») @ Inn of Court in Northern Ireland - TBC
Nov 22 @ 09:00 – 20:00

THE EUROPEAN CHARTER ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (“THE LISBON CHARTER”)

Including discussion on the Charter in the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights

Conference to be opened by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

Friday 22 November 2013
Inn of Court of Northern Ireland, BELFAST
9:00am – 4:00pm
and

GALA DINNER, THE LONG GALLERY, STORMONT
Friday 22 November 2013
7:30pm

Progamme & Registration Information for the 2013 Belfast Colloquium (PDF File)

REGISTRATION BY WAY OF ONLINE BOOKING THROUGH WORLD PAY: https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/fbls/index.php

CPD / Formation EFB

The Conference will attract 5.5 CPD hours for the Bar and Law Society of Northern Ireland and for the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales and will be accredited for CPD hours by the Faculty of Advocates Scotland.

Validation au titre de la formation continue EFB : 6 Heures

Rates

– Conference only (member £50 / non-member £70)

– Conference and Conference Dinner (member £100 / non-member £120)

– Guests attending the Conference Dinner – £50 per person

Registration

REGISTRATION BY WAY OF ONLINE BOOKING THROUGH WORLD PAY: https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/fbls/index.php

 

The preamble of the CFREU ©2008 Wikimedia Commons user Trounce. Licensed under CC-BY-SA

Picture: The preamble of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union ©2008 Wikimedia Commons user Trounce. Licensed under CC-BY-SA

 

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

Jan
27
lun
Annual Reception 2014 @ House of Lords
Jan 27 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Jan
28
mar
Comparative issues involving financial remedy proceedings on divorce in France and England @ Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, The President's Court
Jan 28 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Comparative issues involving financial remedy proceedings on divorce in France and England
Tuesday 28 th January 2014, 6pm – 8pm

The Presidents Court, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL

Sponsored by Dawson Cornwell The Family Law Firm

Speakers
Tim Amos QC, Queen Elizabeth Building chambers, London
Anne-Marie Lucy, Barrister 14 Grays Inn Square, London
Alain Cornec, Partner Villard Cornec, Paris
Celine Campi, Avocat Campi & Associates, Paris
Lucy Marks, Partner Dawson Cornwell, London

The seminar is accredited for 2 hours CPD points with the BSB, SRA, ILEX and Ecole de Formation du Barreau.

Please register by emailing ch@dawsoncornwell.com by 15th January 2014

Flyer 28 January 2014 Divorce in France and England

Mar
20
jeu
Debating tournament @ French Institute - London
Mar 20 @ 13:00 – 14:30

In conjunction with the Franco-British Connections

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

Careers Forum @ University of Law
Mar 27 @ 18:00 – 21:00

at The UNIVERSITY OF LAW

14 Store Street, London WC1E 7DE (just off Tottenham Court Road )

Lecture Theatre Room S102 (first floor)

Followed by drinks kindly provided by the Law Speaks French Society  

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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 & the Law Speaks French Society

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Members of the Panel will speak and answer questions on different aspects of legal careers at the interface between British and French Law and European law, in the UK, Brussels  and France.

All talks will be in English but questions in French and English are equally welcome.

Chairman

 

Simon Horsington – Barrister Grays Inn, former Legal Director Fidelity International, Global Attorney PIMCO, Counsel Regulator IMRO, Founder member of and Vice-President d’Honneur, of  FBLS Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite et de L’Ordre du Mérite Maritime

Panel

Miss Gay Bailey – Policy adviser at the Ministry of Justice in Family Law In particular advising HM Government on EU matters relating to family Law

Michael Butcher – Trustee of the Franco-British Council, Consultant, Founder member Franco-British Lawyers Society, former General Counsel Veolia Environnement UK, Officier de l’Ordre National  du Mérite

Annie Guellec-Digby – Principal of the firm Guellec-Digby & Co   French national qualified as an English solicitor with a large national practice where she  ran their “French Desk”. In 2004, she went “solo” and set up her current practice.

Robert Stevenson – French speaker V P of the Society Solicitor – Chartered Arbitrator

Sally Osborn – Notary Public –Using language &  legal skills

 

Registration from 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 for students and trainees).For information email the Administrator at: fbls@outlook.com

Careers forum 27 March 2014 (Flyer in PDF)

Avr
9
mer
Dîner annuel de l’AJFB 2014 @ Maison du Barreau de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris
Avr 9 @ 20:00 – 23:45

La Section française de l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques (« AJFB ») est heureuse de vous convier à son Dîner annuel qui se tiendra le mercredi 9 avril 2014, à 20 heures à la Maison du Barreau de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris, Hôtel de Harlay, 2 rue de Harlay, 75 001 Paris

Alors que l’année 2014 sera marquée par des échéances électorales européennes, l’AJFB a décidé de mettre à l’honneur, cette année, le Conseil des Barreaux européens (CCBE).
A cette occasion, Hugh Mercer, QC, Président de la délégation permanente du CCBE auprès de la Cour de justice, du Tribunal de l’Union européenne et de l’AELE, ancien chef de la délégation du Royaume-Uni au CCBE, interviendra pour évoquer la vision du droit européen par des juristes anglais.

Validation au titre de la formation continue EFB : 2 heures / Attendance will qualify for 2 hours CPD.

Inscription dans la limite des places disponibles – Bulletin (ci-dessous) à découper et à retourner au plus tard pour le lundi 31 mars 2014

Bulletin d’inscription pour le Diner Annuel 2014 (limite 31 mars 2014) – Format PDF

Pour savoir comment devenir membre, merci de cliquer ici.

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

Mai
19
lun
London Legal Walk 2014
Mai 19 @ 18:30 – 23:45
London Legal Walk 2014

As explained by the website: « The walk is 10km long, starting with registration at our desks in Carey Street (just off Chancery Lane) ending in a street party at the same location. You can see the route map if you click on the menu on the left. Teams may register and start at any time between 5pm and 6.30pm.

We are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which funds Law Centres and pro bono agencies in and around London.

We know that these agencies do a fantastic job in preventing homelessness, resolving debt problems, gaining care for the elderly and disabled and fighting exploitation.

For more information about the event and on how to join click here.

Funds are raised to support free legal advice charities in London and the South East by walkers gaining sponsors and then many wonderful law firms, chambers and companies add to that with matched funding or donations. »

Donate to the FBLS team on the Virgin Money Giving website.

Mai
21
mer
Rosalie Jorda tribute event @ Dechert LLP
Mai 21 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Rosalie Jorda Tribute 21 May 2014 (JPG)
Rosalie Jorda Tribute 21 May 2014 (JPG)
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