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On Monday 2 December, reunite in conjunction with 1 Kings Bench Walk Chambers hosted an evening seminar and drinks reception for barristers and lawyers on the topic of Jurisdiction and Abandoned Spouse Issues.

Speakers included Anne-Marie Hutchinson of Dawson Cornwell, Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters speaking on ´Transnational Abandonment of South Asian Women - A New Form of Violence Against Women´, Richard Harrison QC speaking on ´Habitual Residence´ and James Turner QC speaking on ´Jurisdiction based upon Nationality´. The opening address was given by Mr Raheel Tariq, Third Secretary of The Pakistan High Commission.

The evening was a great success and helped to raise awareness of this growing issue.

The seminar was also in memory of Deiniol Cellan-Jones, a barrister of 1 Kings Bench Walk Chambers, who sadly passed away on Thursday 28th November.