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A, B and C (Adoption: Notification of Fathers and Relatives) [2020] EWCA Civ 41
Date:12 FEB 2020
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(Court of Appeal, Sir Andrew McFarlane P, Peter Jackson and Nicola Davies LJJ, 29 January 2020)

Adoption – Parent – Concealing birth of child

The Court of Appeal held that in each case the disclosure of the existence of the children or further enquiries about potential family care had been appropriate.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCA Civ 41

Case Nos: B4/2019/2404 [A]
B4/2019/2598 [B]
B4/2019/2782 [C]

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)

ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY COURT

His Honour Judge Marston BS46/2019
His Honour Judge Willans ZW19C00250
Her Honour Judge Carr QC SE19C01107

Royal Courts of Justice

Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 29 January 2020

Before :

THE PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY DIVISION
LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON

and

LADY JUSTICE NICOLA DAVIES

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Cases A, B and C (Adoption: Notification of Fathers and Relatives)

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Case A

James Cranfield (instructed by Battrick Clark Solicitors) for the Appellant Child by his Children’s Guardian

Stuart Fuller for the Respondent Local Authority

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Case B

Dorian Day & Barbara Hecht (instructed by Hecht Montgomery Solicitors) for the Appellant Mother
Tahmina Rahman & Amy Slingo for the Respondent Local Authority

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Case C

Darren Howe QC & Charlotte Wilce (instructed by Foys Solicitors) for the Appellant Mother
Frances Heaton QC & Penelope Stanistreet-Keen for the Respondent Local Authority
Catherine Wood QC & Sara Anning (instructed by Howells LLP) for the Respondent Child by her Children’s Guardian

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Hearing date: 21 November 2019

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Approved Judgment

 

Judgment: A, B and C (Adoption Notification of Fathers and Relatives) [2020] EWCA Civ 41

 

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