North America


North America Committee

Fionn Pilbrow QC (Brick Court Chambers) – Chair
Emily Wood (Essex Court Chambers)


North American Meeting, Florence- postponed until
2-4 June 2021

Combar has reached an agreement with the conference hotel, the 5* Westin Excelsior Florence, to postpone the meeting until next year. The “comparable” dates next year, on which we have settled, are Wednesday, 2nd June – Friday, 4th June 2021.

For those who registered for the Meeting in May this year

Combar has negotiated with The Westin Hotel in Florence that delegates who booked a guest room to attend the North American Meeting this year will not have to pay a cancellation fee and will receive a full refund. That refund will not, however, be immediate but as soon as the hotel receives new reservations and deposits from Combar people attending the meeting next year. In general terms, we expect the new wave of bookings from Combar members to occur later in the year when we re-advertise the event again, which we hope will (and usually does) result in a resurgence of registrations.

We hope you understand that this is the best solution we could secure to avoid the hotel charging the one-night cancellation fee in accordance with the agreed terms and conditions.

For those interested in attending the Meeting 2021

Registration forms and information about the Meeting to be held from Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 June next year will be circulated in due course. For now, please put these dates in your diary.

Fionn Pilbrow QC
Chair, North American Committee