Family Law Podcast – Parental Alienation
Ian McArdle discusses Parental Alienation, Re C, and the instruction of experts with Melanie Bataillard-Samuel of MBS Family Law on the podcast 'Family Law & Lattes'
Family Law and Lattes is hosted by Melanie Bataillard-Samuel of MBS Family Law. This podcast is for family law professionals in England and Wales looking for straightforward helpful tips or toolkits to tackle all aspects of family law – basically something you can listen to for half an hour whilst you’re enjoying your cup of coffee.
Melanie is joined on this episode by Ian McArdle, a family law barrister at Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool and Magdalen Chambers in Exeter.
Alongside his practice at the Bar, Ian is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in which he is researching the issue of parental alienation in the family justice system. Ian has written on the topic, with articles for Family Law Week and the Magistrates Association as well as delivered training for national training organisations.
In this episode Melanie and Ian talk about parental alienation and in particular the widely anticipated judgement handed down last February by the President in the case of Re C on the issue of the instruction of experts in proceedings where there is an allegation of parental alienation. The particular focus of this judgment is not on the issue of parental alienation itself but rather for the Court to consider the instruction of unregulated psychologists as experts in the Family Court in general.
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