Conflicting interests of parents and their children


In the first of a new Radio 4 series, Clive Anderson interviews a panel of Senior Lawyers, Judges and other experts including Alun Jenkins of Goldsmith Chambers, discuss how the law balances the sometimes conflicting interests of parents and their children.

Sir Mark Potter, former President of the Family Division, Penny Logan Cafcass Lawyer and Alun Jenkins help to shed light on the difficult decisions the courts have to wrestle with – such as the case of Ashya King, removed by his parents (who were represented by Alun Jenkins) from Southampton General Hospital, raising a raft of legal, ethical and moral issues.

BBC Radio 4 Broadcast

First broadcast on Thursday 7th May and repeated on Saturday 9th May 2015 –

Ashya King judgment of Mr Justice Baker [Portsmouth City Council V King & King [2014] EWHC 2964 (Fam); [2014] 2 F.L.R. 855; [2014] Fam. Law 1400] –

Related barristers: District Judge Alun Jenkins

Related practice areas: Family


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