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Adoption in 2014

Date:5 MAR 2014

Lucy Sprinz  Barrister One Garden Court

Since the Supreme Court decision in Re B (Care Proceedings: Appeal) [2013] UKSC 33 [2013] 2 FLR 1075 there have been a raft of Court of Appeal decisions stressing that orders contemplating non-consensual adoption are a measure of last resort and emphasising the need for clear and balanced analysis in the evidence provided by local authorities and children's guardians and in the judgments of the court.

This article will consider Re V (Long-Term Fostering or Adoption) [2013] EWCA Civ 913 [2014] 1 FLR (forthcoming) K v London Borough of Brent [2013] EWCA Civ 926 [2014] 1 FLR (forthcoming) Re G (Care Proceedings: Welfare Evaluation) [2013] EWCA Civ 965 [2014] 1 FLR (forthcoming) Re P (Care Proceedings: Balancing Exercise) [2013] EWCA Civ 963 Re B-S (Adoption: Application of s 47(5)) [2013] EWCA Civ 1146 [2014] 1 FLR (forthcoming) and Re W (Care Proceedings: Welfare Evaluation) [2013] EWCA Civ 1227 [2014] 1 FLR (forthcoming).

It will analyse why such...

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