In person

2023 Belfast Colloquium

Domestic Violence Online Safety Immigration Post-Brexit

The Franco British Lawyers' Society (Northern Ireland) is delighted to host the 2023 Colloque at the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland in Belfast. Expert speakers from France and the United Kingdom will speak on three different subjects namely domestic violence, online safety and immigration post-Brexit.

Speakers/chairs include:

the Hon. Mr Justice David Scoffield (Judge of the High Court in Northern Ireland), Ms Moira Smyth (Chairman of the Bar Council in Northern Ireland), Mr John Larkin KC (former Attorney General for Northern Ireland), Professor Colin Harvey (Queen's University Belfast), Mr Peter Girvan BL (Bar of Northern Ireland), Dr Ariane de Guillenchmidt Guignot (University of Paris II - Sciences-Po Paris).


  • 27 April 2023: (evening): Welcome Drinks Reception (venue in central Belfast to be confirmed)
  • 28 April 2023: Colloque, Inn of Court in Northern Ireland (9am - 3pm)
  • 28 April 2023: Gala Dinner, Inn of Court in Northern Ireland (7.30pm - 11pm)
  • 29 April 2023: Social event

All are welcome!

The event is supported by the French Embassy to the UK, the Bar Council of Northern Ireland and

the Law Society of Northern Ireland

Attendance at the Colloquium will qualify for CPD.

The programme is subject to modifications.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Fionnuala Connolly at [email protected] 

Royal Courts of Justice
91 Chichester Street
Northern Ireland
Domestic Violence
Online Safety
Immigration Post-Brexit
Moira Smyth
Fionnuala Connolly
Henry Toner
Caroline Conway
Emma Crozier
Brian Archer
Peter Girvan
Alyson Kilpatrick
Paul Tweed
David Scoffield
Colin Harvey
John Larkin
Estelle Cros
Amélie Tripet

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