News

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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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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03 Apr Inaugural lecture

CALA hosted its inaugural evening lecture at The Royal College of Surgeons on 2 March. We were thrilled that two renowned experts on international children’s law agreed to join us from the Netherlands. Christophe Bernasconi , Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law,...

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