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The Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office Summer Reception

31 May 2018

The Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office will hold its annual Summer Reception on 21 June in Brussels.

Enforcing commercial judgments between the UK and EU after Brexit - 24 May

30 April 2018

The UK Law Societies Brussels Office invites you to a lunchtime seminar on 24 May 2018, on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters following Brexit.

Indirect discrimination in access to justice, June 2018 (exact dates to be confirmed)

9 April 2018

The event will address the indirect discrimination facing women in relation to access to justice, within the remit of EU competence. For example, cuts to legal aid, shortening court opening hours or compulsory mediation may have a greater impact on women’s ability to access justice in contrast to their male counterparts. Therefore, EWLA and the UK Law Societies Office are looking for papers and speakers on developing legal tools to assess and challenge member state action in situations ...

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Panel discussion on Family Law and Brexit - 16 May 2018

30 April 2018

Catherine Bearder MEP and the UK Law Societies Brussels Office invite you to a panel discussion with: Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb, The International Family Law Group Tim Scott, Queen’s Counsel, 29 Bedford Row Chambers, London Daniel Eames, Clarke Willmott Solicitors Rachael Kelsey, SKO Family Law Specialists

AI and ethics: Plotting a path to the unanswered questions

29 March 2018

The Law Society of England and Wales is holding a summit on AI and Legal Ethics on 27 April 2018. With a keynote address from Professor Richard Susskind OBE, the event will bring together a cross-disciplinary group of speakers and participants comprising leading academics, representatives from tech companies, and the legal profession. This event will examine some of the most fundamentally important legal and ethical questions arising from the growing capability of Machine Learning and AI.

ECIPE & UK Law Societies Seminar: The Multilateral Investment Court System, 27 March, Brussels

14 March 2018

European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and the UK Law Societies invite you to an debate on the proposed multilateral investment court (MIC) and its implications for the trading system.

New Year Reception - 31 January

12 January 2018

Law Society of England and Wales, Law Society of Scotland, Law Society of Northern Ireland, German Federal Bar, Czech Bar, Austrian Bar, Luxembourgish Bar and French-German speaking Belgian Bar will hold their annual New Year reception on 31 January at their premises at Avenue des Nerviens 85 (5 floor).

Brexit: Where and How to Enforce? Building Blocks for a New Dispute Settlement System

19 October 2017

Richard Corbett, MEP hosted a seminar on dispute settlement mechanisms in the context of Brexit with the Joint Brussels Office of the UK Law Societies.

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