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27 Nov ASIME reception and seminar, Madrid.

On 22 and 23 November 2018 Carolina Pedrena and Christopher Hames attended a reception at the Spanish Foreign Office in Madrid and a seminar at the Dutch Ambassador's residence there. Christopher was on a panel of international judges lawyers from Holland, Italy and Spain discussing the...

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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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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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15 Nov CALA’s Autumn Lecture

CALA's Autumn lecture on 18 October was extremely well attended and a tremendous success. CALA were thrilled and  honoured that Lady Justice Black, Head of International Family Justice for England & Wales, agreed to  join us to discuss the 1996 Hague convention. The evening involved...

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15 Nov CALA in Amsterdam

Members of CALA's committee were kindly invited to join the Dutch Association of International Child Abduction Lawyers for their biannual meeting in Amsterdam on 29 September to learn about our respective organisations and exchange information and ideas.  It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet...

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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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