18 Jul 2nd CALA WORKSHOP: The use of the inherent jurisdiction – 30th June 2016
4PB hosted the second CALA workshop this year on 30th June exploring the topic “the use of the inherent jurisdiction” and what a resounding success it was with Christopher Hames QC chairing the event and guiding discussion throughout. With Michael Gration and Michael Edwards preparing a concise paper on the subject all delegates felt armed until the redoubtable David Williams QC led a discussion on the varying powers of the court under the inherent jurisdiction in abduction cases, wardship proceedings and parens patriae. Thereafter the delegates were organised into 3 groups and discussions were led by Ruth Kirby, Jacqueline Renton and Anthony Perkins analysing 4 case studies. When we regrouped it was surprising to hear each group’s different experiences and approaches to the same set of facts which made for some light debate before we all set sail for the CALA summer party. Thank you to the team at 4 PB for a thoroughly informative evening.