Event Information

European Circuit of the Bar Annual Conference 2019

Rome 12th - 13th September, 2019

THE EUROPEAN CIRCUIT INVITE YOU TO OUR 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, iN ROME

SPONSORED BY KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

This year the European Circuit hosts its Annual Conference in Rome on the 12th – 13th of September, hosted with Unione Nazionale Camera Civili and Camera Civile Di Roma.

We are offering a two day programme, with the first day of the programme being devoted to comparative law and procedure with a particular focus on Italy, the UK and Ireland.

The stimulating discussion will cover various themes, including comparative approaches to obtaining and handling evidence, the attitude of courts and arbitrators to mediation and ADR and differing approaches to contractual interpretation and performance.

As per tradition, our annual conference will then begin with a drinks reception, which is this year being held at the Irish Embassy.

Friday morning will begin with a Court Visit at Supreme Corte di Cassazione, followed by registration. Hugh Mercer QC, Leader of the European Circuit, will open the day, before our keynote speaker, John Larkin, Attorney General for Northern Ireland addresses participants.

Day Two will focus on the relationship between common law and civil law in a post-Brexit world, exploring topics including the rise of English -speaking commercial courts, which will be chaired by the Hon. Mr. Justice Peter Kelly, President of the High Court, Ireland. We will also explore issues of judicial protection post-Brexit and the mutual influence of common and civil law post Brexit, with Eleanor Sharpston and Gerard Hogan, Advocate Generals of the CJEU both confirmed.

Finally, Evanna Fruithof, Brussels Office Director for the Bar Council of England and Wales, Helena Raulus, Head of the Joint Law Societies’ Brussels Office and Lucas Bastin, of Essex Courts Chambers will examine the future of cross-border legal practice.

We will close the conference with drinks, dinner & discussion. This event is kindly sponsored by the Centre of European Law, King’s College London.

 

The Bar of Northern Ireland have accredited this event with 7.5 points

  • We hope to see you there & for any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Lois Norris at [email protected]
  • Programme
  • Tickets
  • Hotel

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS & MODERATORS INCLUDE:

  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Peter Kelly, President of the High Court, Ireland
  • John Larkin, Attorney- General of Northern Ireland 
  •  Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice
  • Gerard Hogan, Advocate GENERAL AT THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE
  • Richard atkins qc, CHAIR OF THE BAR OF ENGLAND AND WALES  
  • The Hon Mr Justice David Barniville
  • HUGH MERCER QC, ESSEX COURT CHAMBERS
  • MICHAEL COLLINS SC
  • Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, ATKIN CHAMBERS
  • Lucas Bastin, Essex Court Chambers
  • Evanna Fruithof, Brussels Office Director, Bar Council of England and Wales
  • BARBARA DOHMANN QC, BLACKSTONE CHAMBERS
  • Paul McGarry SC
  • Michel Lévy, Fauchon Lévy 
  • PROF.AVV. Guido Alpa 
  • Dr Giuseppe Calà, 33 BEDFORD ROW
  • REBECCA ATTREE, MEDIATOR, Attree & CO
  • DANIEL WILMOT, Partner in international arbitration, stewarts law
  • Prof Beniamino Caravita
  • Cecilia Carrara of Legance Avvocati Associati

THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 

BRIDGING THE NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE

  • PROGRAMME


13:30 - 14:00 - REGISTRATION


14:00 - INTRODUCTION & WELCOME


14:15 - 15:05  - Obtaining and handling evidence: comparative approaches 


  • 15:05 - 15:45 - Attitude of courts and arbitrators to mediation/ adr


16:15 - 17:30 - DIFFERING APPROACHES TO CONTRACTUAL INTERPRETATION AND PERFORMANCE


18:00 - 20:00 - DRINKS RECEPTION AT THE IRISH EMBASSY


20:00 - DiNNER AT LOCAL TABERNA


FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2019

COMMON LAW AND CIVIL LAW IN A POST-BREXIT WORLD 

 

  • 09:00 - 11:00  - COURT VISIT,  suprema corte di cassazione

  • Please ensure you bring photo ID for this visit.

11:00 - 11:30 - Registration


11:30 - 12:00  - Welcome FoLLOWED BY KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY The Hon. Mr Justice Peter Kelly, President of the high court, ireland 


12:00 - 13:15 - the rise AND RISE of english -speaking COMMERCIAL courts 


13:30- 14:30- Lunch


14:45 - 15:45 - issues of judicial protection post-brexit


16:15- 17:15- Mutual influence of common and civil law post brexit 


17:15 - 18:00 - Future of cross-border legal practice


18:00 - 18:15- Closing remarks & circuit agm


20:00 - Circuit Dinner

Type Ticket Price
Pounds or Euros equivalent
 

Thursday & Friday

Member

Member (Thursday & Friday combined)

£270

Thursday only

Member

Member (Thursday only)

£100

Friday only

Member

Member (Friday only)

£195

Thursday & Friday

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years Call – MEMBER

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years Call – MEMBER (Thursday & Friday Combined)

£170

Thursday only

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years Call – MEMBER

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years Call – MEMBER (Thursday only)

£85

Friday only

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years Call – MEMBER

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years Call – MEMBER (Friday only)

£100

Thursday & Friday

Non member

Non member (Thursday & Friday combined)

£340

Thursday only

Non member

Non member (Thursday only)

£115

Friday only

Non member

Non member (Friday only)

£255

Thursday & Friday

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years call – Non member

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years call – Non member (Thursday & Friday combined)

£210

Thursday only

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years call – Non member

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years call – Non member (Thursday only)

£90

Friday only

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years call – Non member

Student/ Pupil up to 5 years call – Non member (Friday only)

£140

Whilst we have no official conference hotel, Hotel Giulio Cesare, Via degli Scipioni 287 00192 Roma

https://www.hotelgiuliocesare.coM 
has kindly offered a conference rate of :
€150 per night for two people inclusive of breakfast
€140 per night for single occupancy inclusive of breakfast 
The hotel is located ten minutes from the Palace of Justice. TO BOOK PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTEL BY EMAIL OR PHONE QUOTING THE EUROPEAN CIRCUIT/  Camera Civile di Roma
There is a charge of 6 euros per night city tax per person.
TO BOOK PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]
Please note that THERE ARE ONLY LIMITED ROOMS AVAILABLE, AND BOOKING PRIOR TO THE 12th of JULY IS RECOMMENDED AS THE HOTEL HAVE ADVISED THEY MAY BE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE BOOKINGS AFTER THIS TIME. PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED.

ANOTHER WELL LOCATED HOTEL IS  NH Collection Roma Centro, Via dei Gracchi, 324,

https://www.nh-collection.com/hotel/nh-collection-roma-centro

To check hotels near the conference venue, there is a hotel map link below. You can choose your arrival and departure date, and your budget, and it will provide hotels close to the venue:

https://hotelmap.com/pro/MMG9F#calendar

 

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