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It was great to see you both last night for some out of work hours refreshments and thank you very much indeed for your kind hospitality at the City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society Dinner. I greatly enjoyed it and what a treat to attend the Vintners Hall, a spectacular location by anyone's standards

FBE 50th Congress in London on Climate Change and the role of lawyers in protecting the environment.

FBE 50th Congress in London


Climate Change and the role of lawyers in protecting the environment.

Thursday 9th Nov:          FBE Commissions meetings in the historic Law Society building, 113 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1PL 

9th Nov 18.30 to late:     Welcome drinks reception in The Grange, St Pauls' Hotel, in the romantic roof garden with moonlit views over St Paul's Cathedral and London city skyline.


Friday 10th Nov               25th Anniversary and 50th Congress celebration Grange St Pauls

Congress with expert speakers on climate change:

10.00 to 12.45 Panel sessions:   

1.  The Paris Agreement and European measures to protect the environment.  

Moderator:     Dominique Attias, Vice Batonniere, Paris Bar 

Speakers:        Corinne Lepage, Former MEP and French Minister for the Environment; Juan Antonio Loste, President of the Environmental Law Committee, Barcelona Bar; Risteard de Paor, White & Case, Paris    

2.  Legal and social responsibility for the environment 

Moderator:     Gita Parihar, past Head of Legal, Friends of the Earth 

Speakers:         Katarzyna Ludwichowska from Gdansk; Dr Roda Verheyen,  from      Hamburg; James Thornton from London NGO ClientEarth.   

12.45 to 1.45 Lunch

14.00 to 16.00 Panel Sessions    

3.  Human rights of indigenous people: environmental issues 

Moderator:      Sir Henry Brooke, retired Lord Justice of Appeal.  

Speakers :        Olga Hancock from Simmons & Simmons, London; Anouska Perram,   Lawyer at  Forest Peoples, London; Claire McGregor, from 1, Crown Office Row Chambers, London.  

4.     Advising on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 

Moderator:    Michele Lucherini, Vice President of the FBE, from Lucca.   

Speakers:        Megan Bowman, King's College, London; Richard Harvey from Garden Court Chambers, London; Tim Smith, Chair of the Law Society Planning & Environmental Law Committee.

16.00 to 16.30 Summary and conclusions  

Simultaneous translation in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian

19.00 Gala Dinner at The Grange Hotel,       19.00 Drinks reception and 19.30 Gala Dinner 


Saturday 11th November Kings College, University of London

10.00 to 13.00                    Forum of Presidents  and General Assembly of the FBE.

13.00                                  Farewell lunch

17.30                                  Firework display for the Lord Mayor of London's Parade

19.30                                  Optional dinner for delegates who remain



Thu 9

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - Saturday, 11 November, 2017
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