2022 Thursday 17 November, 6-10 p.m.
SAVE-THE-DATE! Annual Black Tie Dinner, guest speaker to be announced. Registrations open later this year (priority to members).
2022 Wednesday 12 October, 6-7 p.m.
NEW DATE (POSTPONED FROM MARCH): The Making of International Law: States, Scholars, Judges and Commissioners, online and in-person annual Crawford Lecture in public international law with Professor Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG QC, hosted by Freshfields. Registrations open later this year (priority to members).
2022 Monday 5 September 6-9pm
AALS Summer Party, Member firm Ashurst will again host the AALS’ summer party on its terrace at its Spitalfields offices. Tickets on sale soon.
2022 Wednesday 18 May, 6-7 p.m.
A Fireside Chat with AALS Patron Lady Arden, conversation led by Ian Hunter QC about the life and career of the Right Honourable Lady Arden of Heswall DBE who retired from the Supreme Court in January. Event hosted by Essex Court Chambers with a reception following. Registrations to firstname.lastname@example.org (priority to members).
2021 Thursday 4 November, 6-10 p.m. (GMT)
Annual Black Tie Dinner with guest speaker Sir Lynton Crosby AO, Old Hall Lincoln’s Inn (sold out event postponed from 2020).
2021 Wednesday 20 October, 5-6 p.m. (BST)
In Conversation with Sonya Branch, General Counsel to the Bank of England, online event hosted by Allen & Overy and co-sponsored with the Society of English and American Lawyers (SEAL); register at email@example.com (priority to members).
2021 Thursday 14 October 2021, 6-7 p.m. (BST)
In Conversation with The Right Honourable The Lord Judge Kt PC, formerly Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, in-person event hosted by Fletcher Day; register at firstname.lastname@example.org (priority to members).
2021 Monday 13 September, 6-7:30 p.m. (BST)
POSTPONED TO 2022 Panel: Three Years of the UK/Australia Fintech Bridge, online event hosted by Fox Williams with a keynote address from His Excellency the Honourable George Brandis QC, High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom; registration open nearer the date.
2021 Wednesday 1 September, 6-10 p.m. (BST)
AALS Please join us for the AALS Summer Party, in-person event hosted by member law firm Ashurst, London Fruit and Wool Exchange, 1 Duval Square, London E1 6PW. Tickets £30 (members) £35 (non-members) available here (Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society Summer Party Tickets, Wed 1 Sep 2021 at 18:00 | Eventbrite).
2021 Tuesday 13 April, 2-3 p.m. (BST).
Annual Crawford Lecture: The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law, Amal Clooney and Professor Philippa Webb, hosted by Freshfields with introductory remarks from Senior Partner Georgia Dawson. Event open to members to guests by invitation.
2020 Wednesday 7 October, 8 a.m. (BST)
Women in Leadership and the Law: In Conversation with the Honorable Julia Gillard AC, former Prime Minister of Australia, hosted by Skadden
2020 Thursday 30 July, 5-6 p.m.
The UK/Australia Free Trade Agreement: Contributions to the Law Society Paper on Legal Services, hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills
2020 Wednesday 3 June, 5-6 p.m.
In Conversation with His Excellency the High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom, the Honourable George Brandis QC, hosted by Fox Williams.
2022 Saturday 28 May 2pm
Memorial Service for Professor James Crawford: A memorial service for renowned international law professor and Australia’s appointee to the International Court of Justice (in whose honour the AALS holds its annual Crawford Lecture) will be held at the Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge CB5 8BL on Saturday 28 May from 2pm. Details and registration are available on Jesus College’s webpage at https://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/events/memorial-service-professor-james-crawford
2022 Monday 23 May 6.15pm
The Australia House Ensemble’s opening concert of 2022 (“Reconnection”) in the sumptuous surroundings of Exhibition Hall, Australia House, with the AHE playing music by Australian composers and others. Tickets £25 includes a glass of wine on arrival. This concert is part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture.
2022 Friday 1 (welcome reception)/Saturday 2 April 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
The AALS is happy to promote the Seventh Cambridge Arbitration Days: Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration, University of Cambridge, to its members (most events free of charge): Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoyQpYPSzU5wWuLfb7mC98Wx9Fe-mdxZ4KW4GcektVLr-UTg/viewform More details including events and speakers at https://www.cuarb.uk/cambridge-arbitration-day/ or https://www.facebook.com/CUArb1.
2022 Friday 11 February, 6-7 p.m. (GMT)
A FANZA Classica Performance with mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean (Australia), baritone Kieran Rayner (New Zealand) and pianist/composer Joseph Havlat (Australia), St Mary-at-Hill church (nearest tube: Monument). Tickets £10-25 available here: FANZA Classica performance Tickets, Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite
2022 Monday 24th January, 11:30 am – 3 pm GMT
The Trustees of The Admiral Phillip Memorial Trust cordially invite Britain-Australia Society supporters to attend the 2022 Arthur Phillip Commemoration Service.
The Service will be attended by the Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, HE, the Hon George Brandis QC.
With support from BASET (The Britain-Australia Society Education Trust), the Service will be conducted by the Britain-Australia Society Chaplain, the Reverend George Bush with an address by Dr Tim Causer, FRHistS, Senior Research Fellow, Bentham Project, Faculty of Laws, University College London.
Following the Service, a two-course lunch will be served in the Church crypt at The Café Below. Tickets £40 pp. Book your tickets here. (Please note spaces are strictly limited)
2022 Monday 10th January, 7:00 pm (GMT)
Reconnection: A concert of Australian and other music at the Australian High Commission Exhibition Hall. Tickets £25.00. Click here to book tickets
2021 Wednesday 23 June, 6-8 p.m.
The British-Australian Society President’s Reception: The Chairman of the British-Australian Society and the Australian High Commissioner request the pleasure of your company at a Reception with our President Lord Hague of Richmond at the High Commissioner’s Residence, Stoke Lodge, 45 Hyde Parke Gate, London SW7 5DU.
Tickets on sale shortly. Priority for B-AS Members. To become a B-AS Member click here.
Dress: Cocktail B-AS Members £55 – Non-Members £65
Given changing Government guidelines, numbers are strictly limited. Date maybe subject to change
2021 Thursday 15th April, 6-8 pm (BST)
The Society of English and American Lawyers (SEAL) invites you to an evening with the Right Honourable Lady Arden of Heswall DBE, Justice of the UK Supreme Court addressing: The Importance of Dialogue: International Judicial Dialogue and the Contribution of Women to the Judiciary.
Opening interview by Dana Denis-Smith, founder of the First 100 Years project memorialising women’s first 100 years in law in the UK, followed by Lady Arden’s address.