NEW DUTY ADVOCATE SCHEME

CALA is pleased to introduce the new Duty Advocate Scheme to assist with abduction and international children matters at the Royal Courts of Justice. This is modelled on the public law duty solicitor schemes found in many family courts around the country. A number of Solicitor Firms have already signed up whom will form part of a rota, offering their assistance on a pro bono basis. Volunteers must be based in England and Wales.

 

The scheme is open to solicitors, and we are exploring the possibility of counsel being involved, potentially on the basis of being instructed by a CALA Member under this Scheme.

 

At this stage, we are seeking to ascertain the level of volunteers, so that we may approach the Court to formalise the scheme and rota. 

If you are interested in joining the new duty advocate scheme. Please email CALA at enquiries@childabductionlawyers.org.uk 

If you are a litigant in person and wish to speak with a specialist on our new duty scheme please email CALA at enquiries@childabductionlawyers.org.uk 

 

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