The European Circuit News

BACFI EU seminar and ‘meet the Circuit’

London (21/09/2010)A BACFI seminar on “Recent Developments in European Law including the Akzo Nobel decision” with Fergus Randolph QC, Leader of the European Circuit of the Bar & James Flynn QC, Brick Court Chambers and Evanna Fruithof, Consultant Director, Bar Council Brussels Office, takes place on 21 September from 5.45pm at Brick Court Chambers (followed by drinks). … Read more »

Annual Lecture by Master of the Rolls

London (24/06/2010)The Master of the Rolls delivered the Circuit’s first Annual Lecture entitled “The Incoming Tide: The Civil Law, the Common Law, Referees and Advocates” on 24 June 2010 to a mixed audience of barristers, solicitors, students and academics. The transcript is available to download, below. mr-euro-circuit-lecture-june-2010

The Lisbon Treaty & the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: How they will change the EU

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London (27/04/2010)European Circuiteer & Committee Member Dr Gunnar Beck provided an overview of the Treaty and the EU Charter with some focus on legal uncertainty and legal reasoning, with his colleague Dr Tom O’Shea of Queen Mary, University of London considering the tax implications.  Download a copy of Gunnar’s presentation… Read more »

The Lisbon Treaty – How it Changes the EU

London (25/02/2010)An evening seminar on the Lisbon Treaty was held recently at Gray’s Inn.  Dr Gunnar Beck gave an in-depth analysis of the Treaty and its implications, which was followed by lively discussions.  The Treaty came into force on 1st December 2009 and makes substantial changes to the operation of the EU law both at… Read more »

Annual Conference 2009

Warsaw (October 2009)This year’s conference was held in Warsaw 16-17 October 2009.  See the Leader’s Blog for a further report on its success. Next year’s Annual Conference will take place in Paris in October 2010.  The Warsaw conference involved:  Friday 16 October  Morning / Lunchtime – Conference registration followed by Visit to the Supreme Court… Read more »

Berlin seminar hosted by the German Bar, DAV – 17 April 2009

Germany (17 April 2009)Following a highly successful event in London last year, the Interntional Relations Committee of the Bar Council hosted a joint event with the German Bar, DAV on 17 April 2009 in Berlin, with the support of the European Circuit and the Bar European Group.  It proved a perfect opportunity for members to… Read more »

Annual Conference in Brussels – A Report from the Circuit Leader, Gerard McDermott QC

Brussels Brussels was the location for the European Circuit recent Annual Conference (16-18 October). Taking the theme of European & International Practice: Contrasts & Comparisons from Regional Bars, the Conference attracted advocates from across the European Union.  With Eleanor Sharpston QC the senior Advocate General of the European Court of Justice providing the keynote address, the… Read more »

European Circuit Annual Conference – Luxembourg

Luxembourg (18 – 20 October 2007)**Materials now available**  This year’s Annual Conference took place in Luxembourg with “Evolving Law – International Perspectives on Cross-Border Legal Practice” as its theme. It was held jointly with the Bar of Luxembourg and with the support of the American Counsel Association.  Featuring speakers from the UK, Europe and the… Read more »

Visit to The Hague Tribunals – 3.5 CPD hours

The Hague (06 – 07 September 2007)The European Circuit of the Bar in association with the Bar European Group organised a joint visit to The Hague in Sept 2007. The event included a visit to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at the invitation of Judge Bonomy to observe the Milutinovic Trial and… Read more »

European Circuit Annual Conference – Rome

Rome (19 – 20 October 2006)The 2006 Annual Conference was held in Rome in October. The Conference theme was in two parts: “Strategic Issues in International Litigation” and “Living Law: The Innovative Role of Case Law”, and was accredited for 8.5 CPD hours.  By way of overview, the conference comprised:  * Thursday 19 October  Evening:… Read more »

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