16 September 2019
Child marriage and trafficking focus of CLA European Hub meeting
Law Society House in Belfast, was the venue for the second meeting of the European Hub of the
Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA).
The meeting was chaired by the President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), Brian Speers who was supported by John Almeida CLA Vice President (Europe), Brigid Watson
Secretary General CLA and Laurie Watt Treasurer.
The focus of the meeting was to consider issues around child marriage and trafficking with
presentations from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
The meeting also considered legal professional regulation
and complaints handling.
Representatives from The Law Society of Northern Ireland, the
Law Society of Scotland, the Bar of England and wales, the Law Society of
Jersey, the Law Society of Isle of Man and the Law Society of Cyprus attended.