Upcoming Training Courses

PANEL DISCUSSION on "L"enfant et le contentieux familial - Perspectives du droit français, anglais et mauricien"
Tue 22/01/2019

Resource Persons:
Mrs. Narghis BUNDHUN, Senior Counsel 
Mme Stéphanie BRETON, Tribunal de Grande Instance de SAINT-DENIS Juge aux affaires familiales
Mrs. Hilary CHADWICK, Family Law Professor, Head of UCLAN

Course Programme: To be uploaded later

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Time & Duration: 13.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (3 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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Vulnérabilité et accès à la justice
Thu 24/01/2019
Resource Person:
Professor Soraya Amrani Mekki of Paris West University Nanterre

Professor Soraya Amrani Mekki est professeure agrégée des facultés de droit à l’université Paris Nanterre. Membre du conseil supérieur de la magistrature, elle est aussi vice-présidente de la Commission Nationale consultative des droits de l’homme. Spécialiste de droit processuel, elle est auteure de nombreux ouvrages et articles en la matière publiés en France comme à l’étranger. Elle dirige l’axe de recherche sur la justice judiciaire, amiable et numérique et est membre du Centre de Droit Civil des Affaires et du Contentieux Economique.
 

Course synopsis: Les réformes de l'institution judiciaire se multiplient pour permettre de gérer l'institution judiciaire par souci d'économie procédurale. Or, ce faisant, c'est l'accès des plus vulnérables à la justice qui risque d'être atteint. L'objectif de cette contribution est d'aborder les réformes de la justice par une approche par les droits au sens des textes onusiens peux s'interroger sur la manière de garantir au public le plus fragile un accès effectif à leurs droits. Il s'agit de garantir non seulement l'accès mais aussi l'expression en justice et la compréhension du système judiciaire.

Audience: CPD + police and other interested organisations

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Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Equal Opportunities Commission - Past, Present and Future"
Wed 30/01/2019

Resource Person:
The Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Mr Khalid Tegally

Mr Khalid Tegally is the Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission. He has had a rich career in the legal arena, serving as Senior Magistrate at the Intermediate Court and as the Principal State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office as from the year 1990 to 1995. He was the Chairman of the Tax Appeal Tribunal as from the year 1995 to 2004. Mr. Tegally has also occupied the post of President for the Permanent Arbitration Tribunal in 2004.

Course synopsis:
The Equal Opportunities Act 2008 - A mile stone - What has changed? What needs to be changed?


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Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Ethics - Professional Etiquette and Decorum in Court"
Fri 08/02/2019

Resource Person:
Me Yahia Nazroo, Barrister and partner Appleby, Secretary Bar Council

Course description:
The Course aims at reviewing how over the years, there is a sense of a loss of decorum within the legal profession. It will seek to explore the causes and find appropriate remedies. At the end of the course, the attendees are expected to have understood the importance of maintaining at all times the decorum within the Courtroom and beyond.

Target Audience:
All three branches of the legal profession

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Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"International Good Practices in Combating Gender Based Violence and Sexual Violence"
Wed 13/02/2019

Resource person:
Professor Christine Chinkin, FBA, Emerita Professor of International Law and Director of the Centre on Women, Peace and Security at The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Course synopsis:
The course will attempt to look into more details at the Istanbul Convention (The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence) and the GREVIO (Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence)  Reports and some of the thorny issues in combating such violence including the tension between property rights and personal security and between child visitation rights and violence against women, marital rape, the use of mediation and other ADR methods. There will inevitably have to be some overlap in setting the scene and some key definitions.

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Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Law Officers and their role, duties and responsibilities"
Wed 20/02/2019

Resource Person:
Mrs Sulakshna Beekarry-Sunassee, Ag Assistant Parliamentary Counsel

Mrs. Sulakshna Beekarry-Sunassee currently holds the post of Acting Assistant Parliamentary Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office. She was called to the Bar in 2002 and she holds an LLB from the London School of Economics and  Political Science and an LLM in Commercial Law from King’s College, Cambridge. She served as Vice Chairperson for the Assessment Review Committee for a short period in 2009/2010. Recent cases in which she appeared include the maritime piracy appeal before the Supreme Court in 2015 and the L’Amicale appeal before the Privy Council in March 2017. She has published in the field of international law and piracy in India and in the US ( Case Western University Law Journal), and on the duties of the prosecutor in the IJLS Journal.

Course description:
The course proposes to look at the role and responsibilities of law officers, the Attorney General and the Solicitor General  and how their legal, governmental and constitutional functions developed . The course will also focus on the evolution and modern development of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Accountability , ethics and the duty of law officers to the Court will also be looked at.

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Time & Duration: 14.00Hrs - 16.00Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Ethics - La Déontologie de l"avocat"
Thu 21/02/2019

Resource Person:
Professeur Romain Loir, Maître de conférences en droit privé à l’Université de la Réunion

Course description:
This session aims laying emphasis on the lawyer-client relationship and the concept of Professional Privilege and Secrecy whilst  exploring a range of dilemmatic ethical scenarios from the perspective of Barristers. It is recommended that the participants have a copy of their respective Code of Ethics / Code de déontologie for ease of reference.

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Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Blockchain is the answer: What is the question?"
Tue 26/02/2019

Resource Person:
Mr Arvin Halkhoree, Senior Associate-Barrister, JURISTCONSULT CHAMBERS

Course description: To be uploaded later

Law practitioners are recommended to register for both WORKSHOPS on BLOCKCHAIN AND INNOVATION (26-27 February 2019)

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Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Emerging Technologies and the Law Practitioners"
Wed 27/02/2019

Resource Person:
Mr Arvin Halkhoree, Senior Associate-Barrister, JURISTCONSULT CHAMBERS

Course description: To be uploaded later

Law practitioners are recommended to register for both WORKSHOPS on BLOCKCHAIN AND INNOVATION (26-27 February 2019)

Quick Details:

Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Record Keeping for Law Practitioners under AML/CFT Legislation"
Wed 06/03/2019

Resource Person:
Mr. Kaushik Goburdhun, Head of GOBURDHUN CHAMBERS

Course description: To be uploaded later

Target Audience: All three branches of the legal profession

 

Quick Details:

Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Practice before the IP Tribunal: Distinctiveness in Trademarks?"
Fri 08/03/2019

Resource Person:
Mrs. Sharmilla Bhima, Chairperson of the IP Tribunal

Mrs. Sharmilla Bhima read Law at the University of Reading, UK and attended the BPP Law School for the Bar Vocational Course. She undertook her pupillage at Thomas More Chambers, London, UK and was called to the English Bar at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in July 1998. She was also called to the Mauritian Bar in September 1999. She has specialised in international arbitration with Queen Mary University of London and the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Mrs. Sharmilla Bhima  is also a Partner within both the Corporate and Dispute Resolution departments in Mauritius. Prior to joining the firm in August 2007, she was a practising barrister in general private practice with extensive exposure to both the offshore commercial and litigation fields.

Sharmilla is a Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors. She is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK and currently serves as the Vice President of the Alumni branch of Lincoln’s Inn in Mauritius. She is a member of the Mauritius Bar Association and served as a co-opted member of the Mauritius Bar Council in 2007-2008. She has been actively involved in community service and helped with the launch of the Appleby Legal Education Scholarship in Mauritius and served as the President of The English-Speaking Union (Mauritius) from 2009 to 2011.

Course Synopsis:
The course will provide (i) an overview of the jurisdiction of the Industrial Property Tribunal including its powers and (ii) an analysis of the issue of the concept ‘distinctiveness’ which lies at the heart of a mark (whether a trade mark, word mark or any other type of mark protected under our laws).

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Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Arbitration in Mauritius - Current Scenario"
Thu 14/03/2019

Resource Person:
Mr Ravindra Chetty, SC

Mr Ravindra Chetty, SC, read Law at Balliol College, Oxford Universoty and was called to the Bar at Middle Temple. He has appeared in several domestic and international arbitration cases, before the designated bench of the Supreme Court and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). Moreover, he has also sat as arbitrator in several domestic and international arbitrations.

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Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"An overview of the Convention on the Rights of the Child"
Tue 19/03/2019

Resource Person:
Mrs. Prameeta D R Goordyal-Chittoo, Assistant Solicitor General, Attorney General Office

Course Synopsis:
To be uploaded later

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Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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"Procedure before the Master"s Court: Sale by Levy and Division In Kind"
Wed 19/06/2019

Resource Person:
Mr. ABBASAKOOR Osman Noormahamed, Senior Attorney

Course description: To be uploaded later

Quick Details:

Time & Duration: 14.00 Hrs - 16.00 Hrs (2 CPD Hrs)
Location: IJLS, Port Louis
Group: Law Practitioners & Legal Officers
Experience Level: All
Seat(s) available: 85 of 85

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