VIC: 2015 Events

European Law Seminar / Dinner

On 17 September 2015 the French Australian Lawyers Society, the Italian Australian Lawyers Association and the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association held their first joint EU Law seminar over dinner at the RACV in Melbourne. 

Over 83 people attended including the French Honorary Consul, Ms Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie and his Honour Justice Kyrou.  Dr Matt Harvey of Victoria University and Stephen Stern, Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, gave an interesting seminar in respect of the history and origins of wine regulation in Europe and the differences between European wine regulation and Australian wine law.  

Attendees were spoilt with champagne from Pommery, which sponsored the event.    

The event was further generously sponsored by Gordon & Jackson Barristers’ Clerks, Thomson Reuters, Discovervin, wine importer of French wines, and Noisette, Bakery and Patisserie.  

Bastille Day French Festival

On 17 and 18 July 2015 the French Australian Lawyers Society took part in the Bastille Day festival at the State Library of Victoria.  This event included popular French market stalls of wine, cheeses and patisseries and stands of the French Associations such as Melbourne Accueil and French schools.  There was also entertainment, music and performances as well as the Sunday French lunch and a  seminar on buying property in France given by Mr Michael Bula, Solicitor, Notary and member of the Society.  The festival was very well attended by the public.    

We take the opportunity to thank our members for attending the event and representing the Society including, Ms Sandrine Le Page of Slater and Gordon, Ms Marine Giral, Committee Member and Secretary of the Society, Ms Alexandra Babey, Vice President,  Ms Laura Laffitte, Committee Member and Event Manager of the Society, Ms Jasmine Ruffilli of Sullivan and Ruffilli, Mr Pierre Hammond, French Translator, Ms Donna Ross and Mr Andrew Sutton of Le Brun Glezakos Lawyers and Mr Phillipe Girard -Foley, International Lawyer.

Bastille Day French Festival Cocktail Launch Party

On 16 July 2015 the Melbourne Bastille Day festival was formally launched by His Excellency Mr Christophe Lecourtier, French Ambassador to Australia, over drinks at the Boat Builders Yard in Melbourne.  Members of the French Australian Lawyers Society attended the event and many distinguished guests including the French Honorary Consul, Ms Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, attended the event.

Employment Seminar

On 26 February 2015 the French Australian Lawyers Society held, in association with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Gadens Lawyers, an Employment Law seminar for the business community. Over 50 people attended the evening, including lawyers and representatives of various businesses.  The speakers were Ian Dixon, Employment Lawyer at Gadens and David Langmead, Barrister, Gordon & Jackson Barristers Clerks.  The seminar was followed by drinks. Conversation flowed in French and English for an informative and enjoyable evening.