Izabela Konopacka deals mainly with cross border issues where her legal expertise and experience enables her to achieve the best possible outcomes
for her clients. She specialises in family, business, fashion and European law. within common law and codified systems.
An active member of the Wrocław and Krakow Bar Associations she chairs and represents many committees and groups, for example, chairperson of the
European Bars Federation New Technologies Committee. She is a firm supporter and advocate of continuous learning, education and new technology in law. She is a defender of human rights and unequivocally committed to equal opportunities and encouraging newly qualified lawyers at the start of their career.
She graduated from Wrocław University with a Master’s degree in law and an MA in English. Currently, she is working on a PhD at Wrocław University,
Department of International and European Law, She is the author of numerous publications on common law, new technology law and fashion law.
Additionally, she has taken part in the following related courses and training sessions.
- 2013 graduated with honours from the University of London Common Law programme.
- 2015, participated in the National Bar Association’s overseas training course by appearing before major European courts such as the Court of Justice of
the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).
- 2015 awarded a certificate in Advocacy Skills by the Court College of Advocacy, London,
- 2016 participated as the first overseas lawyer in the Advocacy Skills training programme for trainers at the invitation of Gray's Inn London.
- 2017, awarded the Academy of European Law certificate in Trier for her appearance at the Court of Justice (CJEU).
In 2006 by incorporating the law and her other passion – English she set up a language school, Legal English in Practice, which provides specialist and
dedicated legal English classes and training for lawyers, trainees and representatives from other legal professions.
Since 2009, she has been an associate at several established law firms providing legal services to enterprises in English. She has been involved on the international legal stage for several years advising and representing Polish nationals within various English speaking jurisdictions. She has worked extensively with UK and Irish lawyers on commercial law cases. including, declarations of enforceability of Polish judgments, Additionally, on family law cases such as divorce or division of assets and European Payment Orders (EPO’s). Furthermore, she has vast experience working on personal injury claims within the jurisdiction of English courts.
Another aspect of her work includes representing clients at European courts such as the European Court of Human Rights, and also providing consulting
services for Polish businesses wishing to expand and develop their activities overseas.
Moreover, part of her role as legal counsel involves representing Polish entrepreneurs at negotiations concerning cross-border contracts. This may also involve intellectual property (IP) rights agreements and settlement where she works closely with a well-established patent law firm.
Additionally, she also handles a considerable amount of civil cases concerning such matters as family arrangements, eviction orders, contract breach or non- performance, probate and inheritance law.