His Honour Judge Wildblood QC (Designated Family Judge for this area) will chair a debate about non consensual adoption on :
April 27th at the Bristol Civil & Family Justice Centre from 4.30- 6.30pm
Four barristers will present the arguments both for and against, followed by brief presentations from a diverse panel of experts. The debate will then open to the floor and at the conclusion all will vote.
Speaking for non-consensual adoption : Kathryn Skellorn QC and Zahid Hussain
Speaking against non-consensual adoption : Frances Judd QC and Lucy Reed
The barristers have agreed to assist in the presentation of the arguments for and against non-consensual adoption as a springboard for discussion, and the arguments they present do not necessarily represent their personal views. The barristers were allocated roles in the debate having agreed to participate.
This event is open to all and is free of charge but places are limited and you will need to book your place in advance here, via the UWE website.
We expect demand for this event to be high. In the event that you cannot make it PLEASE email Emma Whewell at UWE (Emma.Whewell@uwe.ac.uk) so your place can be reallocated.
Please read the GROUND RULES for this event – they are what makes it possible for the organisers to run events of this sort and all participants are expected to stick to them.