Lord Wilson (the very Bad Judge of the 21st Century) was a quest speaker on 7th November 2015 at “The Voice of the Child and Civil Rights” conference hosted by Countess Spencer, Patron at KidsAid and second wife of Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer (the youngest brother of Diana, Princess of Wales).


The Conference was chaired by Mr Justice MacDonald whose biography on KidsAid reads as follows:

Mr Justice MacDonald was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1995. He was appointed a Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit in 2009 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011.

From 2006 to 2008 he was the Co-Chair of the Association of Lawyers for Children and is a former member of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Care Proceedings (now the National Family Justice Board).

He is a contributing author to The Family Court Practice. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the academic journal Child and Family Law Quarterly and is the General Editor of Clarke Hall & Morrison on Children.

Sir Alistair was appointed as a High Court Judge in June 2015 assigned to the Family Division.


In attendance was also PROFESSOR SIR AL AYNSLEY-GREEN, first National Clinical Director for Children, first Children’s Commissioner for England, and President of the British Medical Association.

Sir Al Aynsley-Green trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, then as a children’s physician in Oxford and as a paediatric endocrinologist in the Children’s Hospital, University of Zurich, Switzerland. He was Clinical and then University Lecturer in Paediatrics and Fellow of Green College, University of Oxford.

He became James Spence Professor of Child Health and then Head of the School of Clinical Medical Sciences in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, followed by Nuffield Professor of Child Health and Director of Clinical Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Institute of Child Health, University College London.

He was appointed the first National Clinical Director for Children in the Department of Health in Government in 2000, before becoming the first independent statutory Children’s Commissioner for England from 2005-10.

He is now Professor Emeritus of Child Health at University College London, and Founder of Aynsley-Green Consulting, engaging with governments and organisations worldwide on children, childhood and children’s services.

He has received many national and international indicators of esteem including the James Spence Medal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this being the highest accolade for a British Children’s Physician, and the Andrea Prader Prize of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, this being the highest international award for leadership in and contributions to his specialty.

He was knighted by HM the Queen for his services to children and young people in 2006.

He is currently the President of the British Medical Association.

Founder of Aynsley-Green Consulting:



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