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This conference will examine the legal consequences of a Brexit.  The ICEL is co-hosting it with the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building, a neutral body set up to share the values and principles of democracy in order to build peace, stability and reconciliation

Programme available here.

Friday 26th February 13:00 – 16:30 (Registration 12:30)

Europa Hotel, Belfast

3 CPD Points

Confirmed speakers and topics

  • Sir David Edward, former judge of the ECJ – The alternatives to membership of the EU
  • Brian Doherty, Former head of the Northern Irish Government Legal Service (devolved) - The devolution settlement and Brexit
  • John Temple Lang, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - The inevitable creation of a customs and immigration frontier
  • John Larkin QC, Attorney General for Northern Ireland - The impact of Brexit on human rights protection – the Northern Ireland perspective
  • Clare Archbold, Legal Advisor to the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland - Extradition and cross border criminal co-operation

Please note that due to other committments Jackie Minor and Les Allemby will not speak at the conference.

Registration is now open. The conference costs £30/€40 for all and a number of free places are reserved for students and newly qualified lawyers.




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