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Le Monde était à notre colloque de Londres ‘Brexit and Business’

Le journal Le Monde était à notre colloque 2017 de Londres ‘Brexit and Business’. Eric Albert, correspondant du Monde  à Londres, prenait notamment le pouls des entreprises françaises face au Brexit. ‘Face au Brexit, les entreprises françaises dans l’incertitude’, Edition des abonnés au Monde,  en savoir plus sur http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2017/10/06/face-au-brexit-les-entreprises-francaises-dans-l-incertitude_5197042_3234.html

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In Memoriam Myriam Ezratty (1929-2017)

Texte de Simon Horsington en francais (merci á Béatrice Castellane pour la traduction) et en anglais, ci-dessous Lire aussi: Madame Ezratty par le Batonnier Bernard Vatier Lire aussi : « Disparition – Myriam Ezratty magistrate » – Guy CANIVET, Ancien Premier President de la cour de cassation, dans Le Monde 13 septembre 2017 C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous avons appris qu’elle …

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A faster website

We have moved our website to a new server (still with our hosting provider GoDaddy). This has significantly improved performance and how fast you can access the website. The short video below shows that whereas it used to take around 10 seconds to load the home page for a first time user, this load time is now down to 3-4 …

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Dauphine University London Looking for contract law lecturer

– 1 Contract Law Lecturer : year 2 course of our undergraduate Global bachelor programme. DESCRIPTIVE: The course aims at presenting the notion of contract, contract law and obligation in the United Kingdom. It builds on knowledge students have acquired from first year (introduction of common/civil law, public/private law, and business law)… It will provide a general and sophisticated knowledge of …

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Visite de la CJUE le 11 juillet 2017

Une délégation de l’association des juristes franco-britanniques (AJFB/FBLS) a été reçue par la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne (CJUE), le 11 juillet 2017, à l’initiative de Madame Eleanor Sharpston, avocat général près la CJUE. A cette occasion, les membres de l’Association, venus d’Angleterre, d’Ecosse et de France se sont entretenus avec trois magistrats de la Cour : Madame l’avocat …

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The Prix Champagne Louis Roederer 2017 awarded to French law firm Gide and family law specialist Françoise Bonnaillie-Valmorin

The prix Champagne Louis Roederer was awarded at the Residence of the French Ambassador on 18 May 2016. This year there two winners: (i) French law firm Gide, and (ii) family law specialist Françoise Bonnaillie-Valmorin (pictured above next to Catherine Palmer and Louis Roederer’s UK representative). We remind our members that the Prix Champagne Louis Roederer is awarded every year …

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Simon Horsington invested as Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Simon Horsington, one of the original founders of the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society, has been appointed as ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’ by the President of the French Republic. He was invested with the insignia of the order by Admiral Patrick Chevallereau, Defence Attaché with the French Embassy in London, at a ceremony at the Ambassador’s official Residence on 16 June …

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FBLS Patron Lord Phillips presented with the insignia of Officier of the Legion d’Honneur by French Ambassador

Congratulations to Patron Rt Hon Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers who has been presented with the insignia of Officier of the Legion d’Honneur by HE French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann at her residence ( 22 May 2017) ______________________________________ Lord Phillips has been a patron of the Society since its early days. Initially as a High Court Judge in London and through …

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FBLS awards 2017 Prix Universitaire Robertson-Horsington to Université Toulouse1 Capitole for joint-degree programme in partnership with Bangor University

FBLS Prix Universitaire Robertson-Horsington  Award Ceremony The Prix Universitaire Robertson-Horsington was awarded this year to Université Toulouse1 Capitole, France, for the joint-degree programme, LLB – Master1: English Law and French Law, that it offers in partnership with Bangor University, Wales. The award ceremony took place at the annual dinner of the AJFB hosted by Bâtonnier Bernard Vatier, President of the …

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Avocats parisiens in-house en Grande Bretagne

Le Bâtonnier de l’ordre des avocats à la cour de Paris, Frédéric Sicart a porté à la connaissance de madame l’Ambassadeur afin qu’elle soit diffusée, la résolution adoptée le 28 février 2017 par le conseil de l’ordre dans les termes suivants : « Le Conseil de l’Ordre décide d’aligner sa position sur celle du CCBE pour admettre que l’avocat parisien …

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Franco British Lawyers Society announce new prestigious Annual Award in conjunction with Champagne Louis Roederer

Franco British Lawyers Society announce new prestigious Annual Award in conjunction with Champagne  Louis Roederer The prix Champagne Louis Roederer will be awarded at the Residence of the French Ambassador on 18 May 2016 to an organisation, law firm, in -house legal department or charitable organisation which has made an outstanding contribution in helping French women lawyers practise in London.  …

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The FBLS at the London Legal Walk 2015

THE LONDON LEGAL WALK 2015 (10Km from Royal Courts to Hyde Park and back):  the  Franco-British Lawyers’ Society team at the start,  in Gray’s Inn and then Carey Street, London. Thank you  to all the walkers, organising team, sponsors, donors and thanks to 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, Barristers Chambers for giving the Society’s walkers a base.         …

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Tribute to Lord Prosser

William David Prosser was widely regarded as one of the most intellectually outstanding minds in the Scottish legal profession – of his or any other generation. After gaining a double first in classics at Corpus Christi College,Oxford, he read law at the University of Edinburgh. He was admitted to the faculty of Advocates in 1962 and took silk in 1974. …

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2015 London Legal Walk With the FBLS

LLW 2014 walking logo

Dear Members As you may know, the 2015 Legal walk will take place in London on May 18th. The Legal Walk is a 10km walk in London organised by the London Legal Support Trust (LLST) to raise money for free legal advice charities in London and the South East. On this occasion, the Franco British Lawyers Society is building up …

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Bernard Vatier’ speech at the House of Lords

Palace of Westminster at night (2007) DAVID ILIFF License CC-BY-SA 3.0

Three weeks ago in Paris some journalists were killed. The killers wanted to punish them for blasphemy. At the same time, some Jewish people were killed. The killers wanted to punish them for being Jews. Such slaughters were committed in the name of religion. The people in the streets, either in Paris or everywhere in the world claimed the freedom …

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Bernard Vatier elected new President of the Franco-British Lawyers Society

Bernard Vatier President FBLS AJFB (2014) (c) Alexander McIntyre

Following the Board Meeting of the Franco-British Lawyers Society held in London on 10 October 2014, Bernard Vatier was nominated as the new President of the FBLS. Bernard Vatier, who will be in office for the next three years, is a Paris-based practising lawyer. He is also a former Bâtonnier of the Paris Bar and former President of the European …

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Our tribute to Rosalie Jorda

AJFB/FBLS – A TRIBUTE TO ROSALIE JORDA – 21 May 2014 Simon J Horsington, Vice-Président, fondateur de l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: …. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;” [Ecc. 3] This evening …

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“Les Annonces de la Seine” parlent du dîner annuel 2014 de l’AJFB à la Maison du Barreau de Paris

De gauche á droite: Michael Tugendhat, Jean-Marie Burguburu, Frédéric H. Goldberg, Hugh Mercer, Katherine Lisfranc, Jean-Marc Sauvé, Irène Arnaudeau, Simon Horsington, Stanley Chaney, Francis Hamon et Bernard Vatier (c) Jean-René Tancrède

“Les Annonces de la Seine” reviennent, dans l’article de Jean-René Tancrède du 12 mai 2014, sur le diner annuel de l’association, à la Maison du Barreau de Paris, avec pour hôte d’honneur Hugh Mercer. Article: Jean-René Tancrède, Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques, Les Annonces de la Seine, 12 mai 2014. Photo: Jean-René Tancrède (c) 2014, Cliquez ci-dessous pour avoir l’image en …

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L’Appel du 18 Juin 1940 – Général Charles de Gaulle – London 2014

Anne Faure, President of the Fedération des Associations Francaises en Grande Bretagne (FAFGB), with Simon Horsington, Vice-President d’honneur founder of the FBLS

Présidente de la Fédération des Associations Françaises en Grande Bretagne (FAFGB), Anne Faure, avec Simon Horsington, Vice-Président d’honneur et fondateur de L’Association qui porte la Gerbe pour la cérémonie de l’anniversaire de “l’Appel du 18 juin 1940” du Général de Gaulle. La cérémonie a eu lieu devant la statue de De Gaulle à Carlton Terrace Gardens Londres, en présence de …

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Consultations Gratuites à Londres a un nouveau site internet

Nos amis et collègues de « Consultations Gratuites à Londres » ont un nouveau site internet http://www.consultationsgratuites.org.uk/ Des avocats (solicitors, barristers ou avocats français) bénévoles répondent en français à vos questions juridiques sur le droit locatif et droit du travail anglais ou vous aiguilleront vers les services adéquats en fonction de leur compétence. Les avocats reçoivent par ordre d’arrivée. Ils passeront un maximum …

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Join or Donate for our FBLS team at The London Legal Walk 2014

LLW 2014 walking logo

On Monday 19th May 2014 the FBLS will participate in the London Walk. 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 …

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

Photographie du fronton du Conseil constitutionnel by Erasoft24 (23 April 2006) Source: Wikipedia

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 …

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Invitation au Dîner annuel de l’AJFB 2014

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 …

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Careers Forum 2014 to be held on 27th March in London

at The UNIVERSITY OF LAW 14 Store Street, London WC1E 7DE (just off Tottenham Court Road ) Lecture Theatre Room  TBA  (ground floor) Followed by drinks kindly provided by the Law Speaks French Society   ——————————- 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  ————————– Members …

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Comparative issues involving financial remedy proceedings on divorce in France and England

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 More information here 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 …

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Would you like to use your legal skills to help the French-speakers in London?

For the last 6 years, Consultations Gratuites has been running a walk-in legal clinic in French every Thursday evening in the crypt of St Mary’s Church (Upper Street, near Angel) alongside the well established Islington Legal Advice Center. The service is sponsored by the French Embassy (see link below). Attended by approximately five users every week, and with a group …

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Edinburgh 4th December – Countries, States, and Legal Systems: An International Private Law Perspective

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 …

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Belfast 22nd november – The European Charter of 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 More information on the programme and how to register available here REGISTRATION BY WAY OF ONLINE BOOKING THROUGH WORLD PAY: https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/fbls/index.php Conference to be opened by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland Friday 22 November 2013 Inn of …

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London 14th november : The Paradox of Fashion

Bubbly champagne by Andrea Parrish-Geyer (2009) Creatives Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0) @ FlickR

Event at The University of Notre Dame in London @ 6pm 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. – Maninder Gill, partner at Simons Muirhead & Burton, previously Legal Director …

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Paris 7 nov 2013: 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) More information on the website 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 …

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Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston to give a talk on making the ECJ more productive – October 18th, Edinburgh Law School

Picture of Eleanor Sharpston taken by Gregory Fox at a 2008 International Law Workshop organised at the University of Michigan Law School

The Franco-British Lawyers Society, in Association with the Edinburgh School of Law, invites you on Friday 18th Ocotber 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 …

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Legal Walk – London – 20 May 2013

The Consultations Gratuites scheme provides independent legal advice and assistance in French to French-speaking individuals who have queries about the English legal system but have insufficient resources to pay legal fees. Most queries are on housing and employment law. The scheme operates every Thursday evening in the crypt of St Mary’s Church, Upper Street, London, alongside the well-established Islington Legal …

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« Les Annonces de la Seine » parlent du dîner annuel de l’AJFB à la Résidence de l’Ambassadeur de Grande-Bretagne à Paris

Sir Peter Ricketts, Ambassadeur du Royaume-Uni en France, et Irene Arnaudeau, Présidente de la section Francaise de l'AJFB 18.4.13 (c) Jean-René Tancrède

« Les Annonces de la Seine » reviennent, dans l’article de Jean-René Tancrède du 7 mai 2013, sur le diner annuel de l’association, accueilli cette année par Sir Peter Ricketts, Ambassadeur du Royaume-Uni en France ainsi que sur l’histoire, les missions, et le Jubilé d’argent de l’AJFB. Article: Jean-René Tancrède, Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques, Les Annonces de la Seine, 7 mai 2013. Photos:  Jean-René Tancrède (c) 2013

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Monsieur Pierre Drai, Premier Président de la Cour de cassation, 1988-1996

C’est avec grande tristesse que l’Association  a appris le décès de Pierre Drai le 18 avril 2013. M. Drai fut un soutien éminent de l’Association et son « Honorary Patron » dès sa création. Il nous a aussi fait l’honneur d'accueillir à la Cour de cassation notre premier Colloque Annuel en 1990, puis à nouveau en 1992.  Il fut « …

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The FBLS awards its 2013 Academic Prize to the Queen Mary Paris LLM

The Franco-British Lawyers Society’s UK Academic Prize was awarded this year to Queen Mary, University of London for the innovative LLM progamme that its Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) recently launched in Paris. The award ceremony took place during the Annual Reception of the Society, hosted by Lord Hope of Craighead, Deputy President of the Supreme Court on behalf …

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Remise de l’insigne de l’Ordre National du Mérite à Simon Horsington

Remise de l’insigne de l’Ordre National du Mérite à Simon Horsington (2013)

L’association présente toutes ses félicitations à Simon Horsington, qui a reçu, le 20 decembre 2012, l’Ordre National du Mérite à Simon Horsington.   De Gauche á Droite : Michael Butcher Former President of the FBLS , Robert Stevenson Vice President, Rosalie Jorda General Secretary FBLS Lord Mathews Fionnuala Connolly HE Bernard Emie French Ambassador Lady Dorrian , Simon Horsington Honorary …

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Recap events / Récapitulatif agenda 2001-2012

2012 – France Nous avons eu, tout d’abord, une conférence sur « Avocat en entreprise : comparaison franco-britannique » le 16 janvier 2012 à la Maison du Barreau de Paris. Le 13 mars 2012, notre dîner annuel à la Maison du Barreau de Paris avec pour invités d’honneur : Olivier Deparis, Magistrat de liaison de l’Ambassade de France au Royaume-Uni et Angie Potter, Magistrat …

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Frédéric Goldberg – Prix du concours « Jeunes remarquables »

L’association présente toutes ses félicitations à Frédéric Goldberg, qui a reçu, le 12 août 2012, le prix du concours « Jeunes remarquables » de la Jeune Chambre économique de Neuilly-Levallois dans la catégorie « Accomplissements dans les affaires politiques, juridiques ou gouvernementales ». Frédéric Goldberg est membre du conseil d’administration et responsable de la section jeune de la FBLS.  

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Prix Universitaire 2007

Deux Prix Universitaires Entente Cordiale et Jour J – Robertson Horsington ont été décernés en 2007 Photo: 46th ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS – 6th – 12th JUNE 1944 – 1 900 euros ont été remis à l’Ecole des Avocats de la Région Rhône-Alpes à Lyon, destinés à couvrir une partie des frais de 3 étudiants du College of Law de Birmingham effectuant un stage d’un …

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