CALA news

11 Apr International Round Table and AGM

The Association's AGM and spring event will take place at the Law Society on 2 May 2019 at 5.45pm and 6.30pm respectively. There will be an exciting international panel comprising: Karin Verbist of Adverlat Advocaten, Belgium Grazia Cesaro of Studio Cesaro, Italy Adriana de Ruiter of Tulp Abogados, Spain Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome...

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22 Oct Cala’s Autumn lecture

On 26 September 2018, Jeremy Morley, a leading US international lawyer, gave the Association a fascinating address about the way both the US and Japanese legal systems dealt with international children's cases, with particular reference to incoming abductions....

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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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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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