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28 Feb CALA Spring Lecture

Following our AGM we were delighted to welcome Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, to address us at our early spring lecture. It was a great success and extremely well attended, despite the freezing conditions outside! Sir James gave us a preview of the...

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28 Feb CALA AGM

At CALA’s annual AGM Helen Blackburn our outgoing chair gave an annual report outlining the varied and interesting events CALA has held in the period since the last AGM. Mandeep Gill’s Treasurer’s report was able to demonstrate the careful husbandry of CALA’s resources and she...

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20 Oct CALA’s Autumn lecture

CALA’s Autumn lecture on 11 October was a huge success. CALA was delighted and  honoured that Mr Justice MacDonald agreed to  speak to our members.  In a presentation entitled “ What we want” MacDonald J  spoke to us about what the judiciary wants and expects...

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18 Jul CALA summer party

CALA held its Summer party on 30th June at The Bunghole/Davy’s wine Bar, High Holborn.  It was a super evening attended by a huge number of CALA members and guests from ICACU and Cafcass. ...

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04 Feb Wendy Kemp

We were all so very sad to learn of Wendy Kemp’s death over the Christmas period. Wendy was a crucial founding member of CALA.  She was extremely popular and very well respected by her fellow CALA members having been a long established child abduction law specialist...

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01 Oct CALA’s committee and constitution change

At CALA's AGM held on the afternoon of 1 October members approved minor alterations to our constitution which will enable CALA for the first time to accept applications for membership from those with an interest in child abduction resident outside this jurisdiction. Such members will...

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01 Oct CALA hosts its second evening seminar

CALA hosted its second evening seminar at The Royal College of Surgeons on 1 October . We were thrilled that Professor Nigel Lowe, Emeritus Professor: Cardiff Law School and Saoirse Cowley and Anna Powick: Legal Advisors to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office agreed to join...

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