Events 2019


The events of the European Circuit for 2019, as always, aim to focus on issues of interest to those engaged in cross border litigation of all types. The underlying theme is that the cross border element gives rise to a raft of issues which are common across a range of practice areas. Comparative law, where relevant, is also included.  So for example a German approach to using mediation in public law cases will inform our debates in Belfast and Italian commercial law principles will enlighten us in Rome.

The reality of practice today as an advocate is that none of us can afford to ignore developments outside our national system as potential influences for the future direction of the law. And Brexit, by incorporating EU law into English law but maintaining a role for CJEU decisions, will not reduce but will enhance the need to be aware of such developments.

Join us at these events and, if so inspired, help us to create future events!

Hugh Mercer QC/Avocat, Leader of the European Circuit


4 July 2019: EUBA Cross Border Practice of Law in Ireland and the UK

The DDRC, Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street

Theme: Cross Border Practice of Law in Ireland and the UK

All welcome. Event will take place from 4.30pm to 6pm in the DDRC on 4 July 2019.
Event will finish with a drinks reception in the Sheds.

Chair: The Hon Mr Justice David Barniville


    • Hugh Mercer QC, Essex Court Chambers
    • Niamh Hyland SC, Bar of Ireland
    • Ken Murphy, Law Society Director General
    • Paul McGarry SC, Chair EUBA
    • Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton Chambers

1.5 CPD Points will apply.

There are a limited number of tickets available to attend this event and please register to secure your place here:




This year the European Circuit hosts its Annual Conference in Rome on the 12th and 13th of September, with first class expert panels and hot topics for discussion to look forward to. The first day of the conference will be devoted to comparative law and procedure, with a particular focus on Italy, the UK and Ireland. Day 2 will include stimulating discussions on various themes, such as English-speaking commercial courts in civil law countries post-Brexit and the future influence of common law within the EU after the British withdrawal. As per usual, the programme will offer a drinks reception as well as the Circuit’s annual dinner. Join us in beautiful Rome this autumn for a rewarding and entertaining annual conference!

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