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Dr. Giuseppe Calà

Barrister - Call 1971

Practice Profile

Dr Giuseppe Calà (SC) has been a Member of Chambers since 1985; he was elected as head of New Court Chambers in July 2004. He specialises in Private International law disputes related to family matters and all aspects of Italian Civil Law, including child abductions (Hague Convention), Inheritance disputes, questions of choice of jurisdictions in family matters according to the EEC Regulations. He also specialises in Matrimonial Matters governed by the rules of the Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Laws and has right of Audience before the Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome and before the Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Courts.

Through the Chambers Annexe in Rome Studio Legale Calà at Via dei Gracchi 283 he provides an efficient approachable service in order to meet the demands of his clients in Private International disputes in civil and commercial matters.

Dr Calà is fully qualified to undertake Direct Access work on behalf of members of the public.




Bachelor in Canon Law (Gregorian University – Vatican) 1968

Master in Canon Law (Gregorian University – Vatican) 1969

LLD in Civil Law (Universita’ La Sapienza – Rome) 1970

Private and Public International Law ( Academy of the Hague) 1973

Dr Calà has been admitted to plead as well before the Ecclesiastical Courts (Roman Catholic Jurisdictions) (Vatican) in 1970 and before the Italian Courts in 1971.

Direct Access



Professional Memberships

Member of the European Circuit of the Bar

Member of the Italian Civil Chamber of the Rome Bar Council

Member of the Family Law Bar Association



Italian, French, Spanish and Latin



Relevant Experience

Dr Giuseppe Calà has relevant experience in family proceedings in the Italian and English Courts, the European Court in Luxembourg and in the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He appears before the Ecclesiastical Courts of the Roman Catholic Jurisdiction (Vatican) in matrimonial matters.




Dr Giuseppe Calà was appointed by the former Italian Minister of Justice Mr. Castelli as Member of the Italian Government Law Commission at the Ministry of Justice for the reform of the Italian Code of Civil Procedure (2002-2003).

At present he is a part-time lecturer at the University of Macerata (Italy) in Ecclesiastical Comparative Law, the Masters Course in Family Law and Family Mediation and a part-time lecturer in Private International Law and Principles of English Law on the Italian Bar Vocational Course of the Rome Civil Law Chamber.