Over 400 delegates and other members of the international legal community gathered on the island of Rhodes in order to participate in the inaugural International legal conference hosted by the Hellenic Australian Legal Association.

The event’s opening ceremony took place on Monday 9 July. President of the Greek Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos officially opened proceedings at the Grand Master’s Palace alongside the mayor of Rhodes, Fotis Hatzidiakos.

Also present at the event was the Australian Ambassador in Greece, Kate Logan who gave a speech regarding “the endurance of the Greek Australian bilateral relationship”.

The conference will go on until Thursday and will see a number of keynote speeches by several members of the court system from both countries, including that of Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of The High Court of Australia.

This year’s conference will focus on the ‘Influence of Hellenism and Contemporary Legal Issues’.