Family Justice Council 11th Annual Debate

The Family Justice Council is holding its 11th Annual Debate and panel discussion in London on Tuesday 21 November 2017 between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.

The topic for this year’s debate will focus on the court’s role in sanctioning medical treatment and the withdrawal of medical treatment of children.  The motion reads:

“Parental autonomy and a child’s best interests: Should the courts have the final say?”

The event will be chaired by the Right Honourable Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court and Chairman of the Family Justice Council. The speakers are:

  • Matthew Parris – Former MP, author, columnist and broadcaster.
  • Jonathan Herring – Professor of Law at University of Oxford.
  • Michael Freeman – Emeritus Professor of English Law at UCL.
  • TBC

As there is likely to be a high demand and spaces are limited for this event, we advise applying as soon as possible.  We aim to achieve a cross–section of all the key professions working in the family justice system and welcome applications from those who represent the interests of service users.  We will inform successful applicants by noon 14 November 2017.

Please apply to the Family Justice Council at:  fjc@justice.gsi.gov.uk  giving your name, area of expertise and contact details by close of business on 10 November 2017.

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