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WHLS International

Committee Members’ Visit to Milan

Westminster and Holborn Law Society once again had the privilege of being invited to the Milan Bar Association’s ceremony to celebrate the Opening of the Legal Year in January 2019.

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eing based in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, dominated by the Duomo and foot steps from Leonardo Di Vinci’s The Last Supper, the topic of the education programme could not be more appropriate than Art Law. In particular, the return of cultural objects under the 1996 UNIDROIT Convention as well as the protection of cultural property under the 1970 UNESCO Convention. The Bar Association of Milan organised two International Round Tables to discuss the International Circulation of Artworks prior to their welcoming dinner. Sara Chandler QC (Hon) and Jeffrey Forrest participated in the panel discussing modern art and mentioning the legal challenges that street art work poses, talking about our very own Banksy. At the welcoming dinner, I had the pleasure of meeting dual-qualified lawyers from Poland and Romania who were very interested in knowing what position we would take regarding cross- qualification from other EU member states post Brexit. Brexit and Law were part of the conversations at the Palaces that we visited that evening. The evening cocktail before dinner was hosted at Palazzo Marino where the international delegation was welcomed to Milan by the Mayor of the city. Dinner was offered by the International Relations Committee of the Bar Association of Milan, known as CRINT, at the magnificent Palazzo Reale.

Women in Law The Law Society is hosting an International Symposium on Gender Equality and the Business of Law on 20 and 21 June. Anyone wanting to attend can sign up on The Law Society events page https://events.lawsociety.org.uk/ . Discounts are available: student rate £50 using code Student50, junior lawyer rate £95 using code JLD100. A discounted rate of £195 + VAT is available for academics. Please email InternationalSymposium@lawsociety.org.uk to request this rate. ■

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CRINT gave special recognition to all the Past Presidents of their Committee and gave a review of all their activities over the last year, highlighting their visit to W & H Law Society last October 2018 when their Choir sang at Temple Church. Robes were worn on Saturday for the opening ceremony at the Court of Appeal where we were greeted by the President of the Court of Appeal, Dott.ssa Maria Tavassi. From WHLS committee, we want to give special thanks to Avv. Remo Donavi, President of the Milan Bar Association, avv. Mario Dusi and avv. Pietro Traini, CRINT delegate Chairmen, International Relationship Committee of the Milan Bar Association and to all the lawyers from Milan, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Belgium, the USA, Spain and other countries who formed part of the International Delegation. ■

Carolina Marin Pedreño Partner at Dawson Cornwell Solicitors Vice President CWHLC

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