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A Local Authority v JK and W (Adoption Notification to father) (Rev 1) [2021] EWHC 33 (Fam)

Date:29 JAN 2021
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(Family Division, Peel J, 15 January 2021)

Public law children -  Adoption – Notification – Mother and LA sought to not inform father and wider family of adoption

The judge held that there was insufficient evidence about the father and wider family to permit the adoption to proceed without notifying family members.


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This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the child and members of the family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 33 (Fam)

Case No: FD20P00566

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 15 January 2021

Before :

MR JUSTICE PEEL
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Between :

A LOCAL AUTHORITY

Applicant

- and -

JK
First Respondent

and
W
(Through his Guardian)
Second Respondent

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Kate Lamont for the Applicant (instructed by A Local Authority)
Malcolm Chisholm for the First Respondent (instructed by [a firm])
Susan George for the Second Respondent (instructed by [a firm])

Hearing date: 10 December 2020 (by MS Teams)

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.


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MR JUSTICE PEEL

This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Judgment: A Local Authority v JK and W (Adoption Notification of father)(Rev 1) [2021] EWHC 33 (Fam)

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