Berlin conference for child abduction lawyers

Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) and Carolina Marin Pedreno spoke at an advanced training conference for child abduction lawyers, which took place in Berlin and was organised by LEPCA (Lawyers in Europe on Parental Child Abuction).

Anne-Marie, who was the Keynote Speaker, spoke on Brussels IIa EU Regulation and the 1980 and 1996 Hague Child Abduction Convention. Carolina was the speaker on 2 panels discussing Article 13b and the objections of a child in child abduction cases.

Whilst in Berlin, Anne-Marie and Carolina also enjoyed the opportunity to meet with Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome, who helped organise the conference. Ischtar was previously a solicitor with Dawson Cornwell and she is now Head of Advisory Services at MiKK e.V. (International Mediation Centre for Family Conflict and Child Abduction) in Germany.