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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Franco-British Lawyers Society Evening Conference

11 June 2014

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

Whistle blowers: What protection does the law afford? France and England and Wales compared with a view on other jurisdictions.

It is now over 110 years since the Dreyfus affair burst into the open in France and divided French Society. At its heart was Colonel Picquart whose decision to reveal the conviction of the wrong man nearly cost him his life. Today the issue remains highly topical, from government surveillance of citizens to the exposure of abuses in the National Health Service. The talks by the speakers will be followed by a discussion.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.


  • Vincent Smith, British Institute of International and Comparative Law


  • William Feugère, Avocat, Président National des Avocats Conseil d’Enterprises (ACE)
  • Clive Howard, Senior Principal Lawyer, Slater & Gordon
  • Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, Chair in Law & Economics, University of Reading

CPD Points

The event is accredited for CPD points with the Bar Standards Board, the SRA and ILEX and the Ecole de formation du Barreau for 2 hours.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to Book

The event is free, but non-member attendees are encouraged to join the Franco-British Lawyers Society. To register your interest please email:

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