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Re L (Adoption Order: Identification of Possible Father) [2020] EWCA Civ 577

May 18, 2020, 16:23 PM
Adoption – Parent – Identification of possible father
The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal; the judge had been right to resist the proposal for sibling testing which would have been a disproportionate interference with the rights of the other children and their father.
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(Court of Appeal, Sir Andrew McFarlane P, Peter Jackson and Nicola Davies LJJ, 30 April 2020)

Adoption – Parent – Identification of possible father

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal; the judge had been right to resist the proposal for sibling testing which would have been a disproportionate interference with the rights of the other children and their father.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCA Civ 577

Case No: B4/2020/0419

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION
HHJ Marston, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge

BS19P02142

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 30 April 2020

Before :

SIR ANDREW McFARLANE
President of the Family Division
LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON
and

LADY JUSTICE NICOLA DAVIES

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L (Adoption: Identification of Possible Father)

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Christopher Naish (instructed by Powells Law) for the Appellant Mother
Elizabeth Smith (instructed by North Somerset Council) for the Respondent Local Authority
Stuart Fuller (instructed by Henriques Griffiths Solicitors) for the Respondent Child

by their Children’s Guardian

Hearing date: 23 April 2020

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Approved Judgment

Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties’ representatives by email, release to BAILII and publication on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 10:30am on Thursday, 30 April 2020.

Judgment: Re L (Adoption: Order Identification of Possible Father) [2020] EWCA Civ 577

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